Review #116 – Ballast Point Sculpin 84/100 The Sculpin is a pretty well balanced IPA from the California based Ballast Point brewery. The beer takes its name from a fish called the sculpin, a pretty ugly species with sharp spines on its back that are able to deliver a painful and dangerous sting. This beer… Continue reading #116 Ballast Point Sculpin – The IPA with a sting!
Review #102 – Wild Yak Pacific Ale 66/100 Appearance: pours a light straw colour with a slight cloudiness, producing a thin white head which disperses pretty quickly. Nose: fresh coriander, green papaya and lemongrass. Palate: the bottle describes the palate pretty accurately with this one, “melon and passion fruit”. Passion fruit is certainly the predominant… Continue reading #102 Matilda Bay Brewing Wild Yak Pacific Ale – A Pretty Solid Pacific Pale Ale and Widely Available in Australia
Review #93 – Thornbridge Jaipur X 85/100 The Jaipur X has been released to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Thornbridge brewery. The Jaipur IPA has for a long time been one of the Thornbridge core range and is one of my favourites. For lack of a better word the Jaipur X is a more… Continue reading #93 Thornbridge Jaipur X – The Jaipur Has Been Put on the Roids
Review #82 – Robinsons 9 hop IPA 52/100 This is one of those reviews that I feel like it’s hardly worth writing, it’s like writing a travel review for McDonalds, every single one is pretty much the same with a slightly different feature and this is the case with this beer and the vast majority… Continue reading #82 Robinsons 9 hop IPA – Another Rather Bland IPA to Add to the World of Indistinguishable English IPAs
Review #79 – Clown Shoes American Monastic Belgian IPA 85/100 Picked this bottle up on a whim from a local bottle shop, putting my faith in the usual high quality of Clown Shoes Brewery of Massachusetts. The beer is brewed with 7 different hop strains with some added to the boil and some used in… Continue reading #79 Clown Shoes American Monastic – A Trappist Monk Let Loose With a Gatling Gun Full of hops
Review #76 – Mad Hatter Te Punca 75/100 A bold, robust IPA hopped with some potent southern hemisphere strains from New Zealand and Australia. This is a full flavoured, high alpha acid and fruity IPA with a flavour not often seen in many IPAs. Out of the bottle and into the glass the Te Punca… Continue reading #76 Mad Hatter Te Punca – A Southern Hemisphere Sensation
Review #73 – Brewdog Mashtag 2016 84/100 The Mashtag series from Brewdog are truly beers of democracy; the people decide on the beer and they decide on the label design, and for the 2016 release it has come up trumps. This is one of the truly good IPAs that are much more than wave after… Continue reading #73 Brewdog Mashtag 2016 – A Delicious Democracy