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Hope Estate – F-11.1% Jet Black

Brewery:  Hope Estate in Polkobin, NSW Style:   IIIPA ABV:   11.1% IBUs:    111 Rate Beer:   65/100 Pour:   Jet black with a white head. Citrus hop aromas with a hint of malty roastiness. A beautiful jet black colour. First sip is surprisingly smooth and almost silky for a IPA that hits over 11%. Perfectly balanced with a sense of […]

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Illawarra Brewing Co – Black IPA

Brewery: Illawarra Brewing Co in Wollongong NSW Style:  Black IPA ABV:  7% Rate Beer:  no rating yet Pour:  Dark in colour with a deep ruby red shine. Big cream head. Roasted flavour with hints of caramel in the body. Little hop bitterness but mostly stone fruit flavours give it that nice mix of a west coast […]

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Tasmanian Trip 2017

My first trip to Australia’s most southern state as apart of my birthday celebration meant a chance to visit some of Hobart’s growing brewery scene. Given the trip I knew of two I had to visit and given basically a day to be driven around, quickly found a couple more to drop in on as well.

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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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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 […]