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Australian Brewery – Beer Cartel IPA

Brewery: Australian Brewery in Rouse Hill NSW Style: IPA ABV: 6.2% IBUs: 55 Rate Beer: no rating on Rate Beer Pour: cloudy yellow gold colour with little head. West Coast IPA style flavours strong with citrus especially grapefruit. Crisp and fresh on the palate. Bitterness on the tongue that lingers well after swallow. (that’s what SHE said!!)

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Anderson Valley – Blood Orange Gose

Brewery: Anderson Valley Brewing Company, from California, USA Style: Gose ABV: 4.2% Rate Beer: 86/100 Pour: Watered orange colour, no head to speak of. Interesting mix of tangy blood orange and salty Gose flavours. Quite sharp on the tongue before that saltiness follows. Not a massive Gose fan but this could turn it around. Kettle soured and brewed […]

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Founders – Dark Penance

Brewery: Founders Brewery, Michigan, USA Style: Black Imperial IPA ABV: 8.9% IBUs: 100 Rate Beer: 97/100 Pour: Black with minimal head An imperial stout style IPA with strong dark chocolate flavours along with coffee bean and roasted barley flavour. Smoky/ashen aftertaste. Good to let sit and breath before consuming like a stout or porter. Brewed with Chinook […]

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Cavalier Brewing – Double IPA

Brewery: Cavalier Brewing Co, Melbourne VIC Style: Double IPA ABV: 7.5% Rate Beer: unlisted on Rate Beer Pour: Thick caramel colour with minimal head This limited edition brew is all but extinct now if you want to try it, but take my word for it, really good IPA. Like drinking in the woods, In front of a fire with the stars […]

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Sierra Nevada – Kolsch

Brewery: Sierra Nevada in Chico, California, US Style: Kolsch ABV: 4.5% Rate Beer: 64/100 Pour: Yellowish colour, head fades on pour You can taste the grains and wheat in this one. Light in the mouth. Crisp when ice cold. This is Sierra Nevada’s take on a German style Kolsch that has summertime easy drinking all over it. This is to be consumed […]

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Clown Shoes – Hoppy Feet Black India Pale Ale

Brewery: Clown Shoes in Massachusetts, USA Style: Black IPA ABV: 7% IBUS: 80 Rate Beer: 94/100 Pour: Deep chocolate black with a good head on pour that settles and dissipates. For a black IPA this has stout/porter qualities. Chocolate flavours and roasted smokiness. Delicious with a hint of Amarillo and Columbus hops.  This is the beer you have when it’s a […]

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Bach Brewing Co – All Day Session Ale

Brewery: Bach Brewing Company, NZ Style: Session Ale ABV: 3.7% Rate Beer: no rating Pour: Golden toffee colour with a slight head. Big malty aroma and flavour. Chocolate caramel undertones to this light session ale. Thick and creamy mouthfeel.  Kind of like a cheap homebrand copy of a popular candy bar in beer form. You know what […]

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Bridge Road Brewers – Vic Secret IPA

Brewery: Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth VIC Style: IPA ABV: 4.8% Rate Beer: no rating at this time Pour: Orange colour, slight head Real citrus sweetness to this beer. A part of the Bridge Road IPA single hop series, this is the best in the pack. Pine flavours linger in the tongue. I however, did not drink these in the order they recommend […]