Rogue Ales – Morimoto Imperial Pilsner

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Ahhh the good old “Bear Club” Beer… this one is going back some time…. catching up on old review notes & this beast was from August last year…. Yeah i know i’ll catch up soon enough :). As a huge … Continue reading

Weird Beard Brewing Co – Hit The Lights “Mixed Up IPA”

Weird Beard - Hit The Lights 001I wonder how weird their beards really are… i mean are they twisty beards or shaggy beards or ZZ Top inspired beards…meh… it’s not really all that relevant is it really but then again it would be cool to know. So there’s a little pre review challenge for you all… find out if they do have beards for me and if they are weird…. What i am hoping though is that the beer isn’t weird, that it’s just great. I mean with a name like “Hit The Lights” it builds you up a bit… then thy add the “Mixed Up IPA” to it… how mixed is it? will we like the mix? will it work?

With a soft hazy golden/light amber hue and got thick whit fluffy head that lingers it starts well. a drink that looks very appealing and has all hallmarks of a decent beer. Starting with a fruity/floral hop note and citrus/mango dominance with hints of grapefruit kicking through, there’s a touch of orange towards the middle of the hop punch that carries along quite well and some doses of freshly cut grass with a sweet caramel malt undertone and an odd hint of dusty resinous pines. A fairly complex nose but one that draws you deep into it.

Weird Beard - Hit The Lights 003That first sip is a wonderful experience, that’s for sure. A soft sweet caramel malt note starts you off with the gritty resinous pines picking up the pace as the beer slowly warms into itself. Citrus and orange with some grapefruit dominate from here with some softer mango notes and a dusty dry feel mid palate. A soft grassy bitterness then takes ahold and leaves you with a lingering soft fruity bitterness that sits nicely in the back of your mouth and coats it with flavour that lasts.

An odd pungent floral/tropical/grassy feel with malts that seem to play games by appearing & then disappearing only to re-appear further down the track. A slight nuttiness is detectable as well and a soft peppery note as it warms that likes to linger. A well brewed beer with plenty going for it and one i will endeavour to return to in years to come.

Beer Here – Angry Hops

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It’s been a while between drinks yet again. Apologies for that guys but Uni & work kind of got in the way for a bit… and in that bit… i got a bit angry… at the lack of hops.. so … Continue reading

Hawkers Beer – India Pale Ale (IPA)

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Where does one start when looking at the Hawkers India Pale Ale…. I mean … it’s new… very new and one i’ve been wanting to sample for quite some time, even before it was in production based solely on the … Continue reading

Hawkers Beer – Pale Ale

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This is probably one of the more personal review I’ve ever put together on this beer ladened blog of mine, you see i’m about to write a review on a beer that’s been brewed by a good mate of mine … Continue reading

Summer Wine Brewery – Diablo

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Diablo… the devil… and the question is … is this the devil we want or the devil we don’t… will it tempt us into a life of servitude to the El Diablo himself… or will it deliver us to the … Continue reading

Buxton brewery – Jacobs Ladder

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Yet another ripper from the Bear Club supplied as always by Tru x Bru in South Yarra… This time it is an english pale ale by those boys at Buxton Brewery. Now i won’t bore you with prissy boring details … Continue reading