Coopers – Vintage Ale 2018

Brewery: Coopers Brewery in Adelaide, SA  Style: Vintage Ale/English Strong Ale  ABV: 7%  RateBeer: 77/100  Pour: Murky brown colour with a small head   Quite sharp with flavour. Very malty and peppery in finish. Would be interesting to see how this beer settles flavour wise if left cellared for a few years. I’d suspect it will be smoother and more rich. But I’m not one to let a beer sit that long … Continue reading Coopers – Vintage Ale 2018

Vale – IPA

Brewery: Vale Brewing in Willunga SA Style: IPA ABV: 5.5% IBUs: 41 Rate Beer: 56/100 Pour: Golden orange colour with minimal head Quite a sweet IPA and a little malt driven. Nothing really spectacular about this beer. There’s better XPA that are a better option. Not really a strong IPA. The four pack was dirt cheap and I’m not one to pass a bargain up but … Continue reading Vale – IPA

Barossa Valley Brewing – Chan Van Damme

Brewery: Barossa Valley Brewing in Barossa Valley SA Style: Belgian Witbier ABV: 4.4% Rate Beer: No Rating Yet on Rate Beer Pour: Cloudy yellow with a small head that fades quick Asian fused Belgian witbier. Slightly lemongrass flavour with a hint of spice and pepper in it. Crisp banana sneaks in there too. It’s no jump up/leg split/kick in the face but maybe I need the long ponytail to appreciate this more. Continue reading Barossa Valley Brewing – Chan Van Damme

Pirate Life – Throwback IPA

Brewery: Pirate Life from Adelaide SA Style: Session IPA ABV: 3.5% IBUs: 35 Rate Beer: 74/100 Pour: Dark yellow with a big frothy head on pour that settles quickly Good little hop bite to this low alcohol session IPA. Full of flavour without tasting watered down. A smashable beer great for parties, BBQ, camping, watching sport, going to the beach, hiking or just doing nothing but drink beer. In fact fuck all … Continue reading Pirate Life – Throwback IPA

Fox Hat – Metric IPA

Brewery: Fox Hat Brewing in Adelaide, SA Style: IPA ABV: 7% IBUs: 80 Rate Beer: 82/100 Pour: Yellow golden colour with a big head that settles and fades Big pine citrus hit like a West Coast IPA should. This however doesn’t have that bitterness like some IPAs and hides the IBU quite well with a smooth mouthfeel. Look if you like the West Coast style IPA, you’re going to love this. End … Continue reading Fox Hat – Metric IPA

Coopers – Pale Ale

Brewery: Coopers, Adelaide SA Style: Pale Ale ABV: 4.5% Rate Beer: 16/100 Pour: Cloudy yellow colour with good bubbly head that fades slowly. Classic beer. Good pub beer. Quite smashable and you can sit on them all day. Strong flavour due to it’s ‘Burton-on-Trent’ style of fermenting. On initial taste some citrus flavour is present but subsides as you drink. This has long been a go to beer for me. … Continue reading Coopers – Pale Ale

Pirate Life – IIPA

Brewery: Pirate Life, South Australia Style: Imperial IPA ABV: 8.8% IBUs: 120 Rate Beer: 98/100 Pour: Light orange golden colour, minimal head   There is a reason why this is so fucking good.  That opening smell of pine and the sweet citrus flavour with subtle grapefruit undertones. This is a great imperial IPA. Hoppy enough for hop heads. Sweet and smooth for all craft beer fans and could convert any … Continue reading Pirate Life – IIPA