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8 hours ago, Tubularbells said:

 Tried one of the Feral's  based on the recommendations here. Nice drop with tons of fruit on the nose and a nice bitter bite to the finnish however for my tastes it didn't manage to knock off my top tier IPA  SN Torpedo.

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6 hours ago, mikizee said:

Funny that.... about 8 minutes after I posted last, I decided to actually go and buy some Hop Hog. And a War Hog can. Can confirm, beer is still delicious. A touch more orange and citrus than the Pirate Life. Great beer but PL still tops it for me. 

 

If you like Feral, SN, and PL then I highly recommend getting onto some Cheeky Monkey Hopflinger West Coast IPA.  Combination of three different hops work beautifully together to burst across the palate but then cleanse quickly allowing subtle hints of malt and honey through.

 

Sensational brew.

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Did anyone else think this thread was going to be about iso propyl alcohol!

Little Creatures.

I have had a lovely four-pack of these recently, in pint cans.   Firstly, all beer should be in pints. Full stop. Charge want you want bastids but have it all in pints and we'll work it out.

13 hours ago, MC240 said:

Close but no cigar :D I buy the Nescafe blend 43 by the 500g tin fairdinkum

 

I will be devastated (I think the young'uns say 'devo'd) when I finally drop my heirloom Pablo glass bikky barrel one day. :D

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On 24/12/2016 at 1:14 PM, Stereophilus said:

Holgate do a nice IPA (road trip), but if you like something less malty, more "hoppy" then go for the Mt Macedon Pale Ale - imo one of the best ales in Australia right now.

 

Mt Macedon is my go to beer. Not easy to find out in the burbs though...

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Gave this one a whirl tonite.

Very nice, not as bitter as some I've tried and it has a nice sweet smell and taste.

Will get some more of these for sure.

Mmm I better get some smaller glasses too:unsure:

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I've got one of those and geez how I wish she drank beer as I'd be chasing down a slab of this to dole out whenever the atmosphere turned cranky.


Should work well, it's about 8.9% if I recall correctly
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3 hours ago, caddisgeek said:

 


Should work well, it's about 8.9% if I recall correctly

Now that's my kind of %! Wonder where I could get some from?

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Oh La la, my new fave and from the same mob-
 
https://www.ballastpoint.com/beer/sculpin/
 
7% with an excellent balance of flavour and hoppiness. very nishe.................................

Sounds like an enticing drop - might give it a try!
Edit: YIKES !!! $100 a slab [emoji46]

Maybe I could push it to a 6 pack [emoji51]

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1 hour ago, evil c said:


Sounds like an enticing drop - might give it a try!
Edit: YIKES !!! $100 a slab emoji46.png

Maybe I could push it to a 6 pack emoji51.png

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Thash awl I got. Therz whan left.

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Friends dropped over last night with "Meechi" Brewing Company Pale Ale. I know it is not IPA, but most 'boutique' brewers have some pretty wide interpretations of style. Pretty tasty and well balanced drop.

 

@setsergio, Ben Potts is one of the guys involved, who is also involved with Gypsy Jack wines, which has John Glaetzer as a partner, which then circles back to John's Blend red out of Langhorne Creek.

 

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23 minutes ago, DRC said:

Friends dropped over last night with "Meechi" Brewing Company Pale Ale. I know it is not IPA, but most 'boutique' brewers have some pretty wide interpretations of style. Pretty tasty and well balanced drop.

 

@setsergio, Ben Potts is one of the guys involved, who is also involved with Gypsy Jack wines, which has John Glaetzer as a partner, which then circles back to John's Blend red out of Langhorne Creek.

 

... I met those 2 crazy guys last year, Ben and John are really good fun, John has stories to die for.

John has made some of this countries greatest wines and most awarded winemaker if I remember correctly (Wolf Bass days).

Have been a big fan of Johns blend forever and the Gypsy Jack range over delivers big time. 

 

So that I am not off thread................must track down Bens Pale Ale.....:D

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On ?12?/?24?/?2016 at 1:49 PM, Tubularbells said:

Hands down this is my favorite in this style (not for the faint of heart though as it a flavor bomb that packs quite a punch at over 7%abv

 

Sierra Nevada - Torpedo

 

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sierra-nevada-torpedo-extra-ipa/59261/

 

I have had a lovely four-pack of these recently, in pint cans.

 

Firstly, all beer should be in pints. Full stop. Charge want you want bastids but have it all in pints and we'll work it out.

 

I think it is the most 'chuggable' IPA I have tried, two pint cans after a good days work is really good, it is strange to find an IPA @ 7 something percent that is chuggable and thirst quenching on a warm arvo after work.

 

Slightly on the mild side but ever so slightly. Between this one and the Sculpin if you need more flavour for less chuggabilty, two excellent IPA's.

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To all adelaidians, where do I get good craft beer in the cbd? Belgian beer cafe is too $$$ for my liking


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Modus Operandi Sonic Prayer, an absolute thumbs up:thumb:, what a beauty!

Great beer, great weather, Tash Sultana on the stereo via Tidal, public holiday tomorrow..... Happy days!

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Balter XPA, nice drop indeed!

http://www.balter.com.au/about

< The first is our XPA and it goes a little something like this…

It might be pale but there’s nothing weak about this bad boy. This XPA’s tropical and floral aromatics set off a fruity palette that will punch your taste buds in the pleasure zone. Tailored for those who enjoy a fully-hopped beer that’s still easy to drink. >

regards Ian

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On 2/16/2017 at 5:37 PM, blybo said:

To all adelaidians, where do I get good craft beer in the cbd? Belgian beer cafe is too $$$ for my liking


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Ahh bugger. I saw this way too late. There are a couple of great places just near there.

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I didn't read all 3 pages so some one may have already mentioned...the very best IPA available in Oz today is the Mornington Brewery IPA - its freaking amazing. I have sampled a very very large number of IPAs and this is head and shoulders above them all.

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On 08/09/2017 at 2:42 PM, Darren69 said:

Oh Mr McP, life can be hell! :D

 

Yep, sure is! Not beer this time but wine, discovered this amazing establishment purely by accident in Catania, Sicily last June.

I'm sure they sold beer as well however I was in awe just looking at their wine stocks!

Il Cantiniere

http://www.ilcantinierecatania.com/

check out how high they stack the wine!

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=Il+Cantiniere+catania&client=firefox-b&dcr=0&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjhm7bJ1tXWAhXJT7wKHZ49AzoQ_AUICigB&biw=1440&bih=721

they used library shelf ladders to reach the top shelves! Pity I couldn't hang around for thier Sunday night tastings.

100 wines on tasting, finger food too, all for a measly 10 euros, 7.30pm - 2am, those Sicilians know how to have a good time!

Bought a bottle of Benanti Nerello Mascalese, an Etna IGT wine unique to Mt Etna region for 20 euros, sells here for around Aus$50

https://vinicolabenanti.it/en/vini/mono_03.php

went down very nicely whilst on the upstairs courtyard of our airbnb in Palermo, Sicily!

Sadly back home now in the land of overtaxed beer and wine

regards Ian

 

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On 21/03/2017 at 1:27 PM, Ian McP said:

Balter XPA, nice drop indeed!

http://www.balter.com.au/about

< The first is our XPA and it goes a little something like this…

It might be pale but there’s nothing weak about this bad boy. This XPA’s tropical and floral aromatics set off a fruity palette that will punch your taste buds in the pleasure zone. Tailored for those who enjoy a fully-hopped beer that’s still easy to drink. >

regards Ian

better grab some now, my local wine/beer shop is low in stock already and can't get any more for the time being

https://www.brewsnews.com.au/2018/01/27/balter-xpa-tops-gabs-hottest-100-aussie-craft-beers-2017/

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@Ian McP  Ian, currently sipping some Balter IPA and it's readily available in my area but the price for a 4pack varies wildly and I don't know whether that has to do with the  multi millionaire surfing royalty who own the company or just natural competition from retailers.

 

Their XPA topped the top 100 recently:

 

Balter XPA tops GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2017

January 27, 2018 by Media Release Leave a Comment

Balter Brewing XPA has taken out top place in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2017 Balter Brewing XPA has taken out top place in the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2017

Independent ownership, ‘hazy’ beers, and a continuing love of hops are some of the key trends revealed in a major poll of Australia’s favourite craft beers.

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Now in its tenth year, the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll shines a powerful spotlight on the trends, brands and breweries shaping the booming craft beer industry. Described by Australian Brews News as “the largest and most influential people’s choice poll in the land,” the 2017 edition saw tens of thousands of craft beer lovers vote for their five favourite craft beers of the year, then celebrate the live countdown on Saturday 27 January at more than 45 events held around the country.

In a year punctuated by the acquisitions of craft darlings 4 Pines (NSW) and Pirate Life (SA) to the world’s largest brewery AB InBev, and Feral Brewing (WA) to Coca-Cola Amatil, the Hottest 100 results indicate that ownership is of importance to craft beer consumers, with beers from each of those breweries slipping in rankings from the previous year. Performing strongest amongst the non-independent breweries was Adelaide’s Pirate Life, with seven beers making the list, including it’s ‘Mosaic’ IPA (India Pale Ale), brewed for the first time in 2017, in fifth position. Overall, 71% of the listed beers, including nine of the top 10, were produced by independently owned breweries.

Leading the the charge was Gold Coast brewery Balter with their hugely popular ‘XPA’ (Extra Pale Ale). Part-owned by champion surfers Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Josh Kerr and Bede Durbidge, Balter have made significant waves in the beer world in just under two years of operation. Indeed, every one of their five nominated beers made the list, and they were the only brewery to place twice in the top 10.

Second place went to Byron Bay based Stone & Wood’s perennial favourite ‘Pacific Ale’, a consistent top three beer since the 2010 poll, and three-time winner. Rounding out the podium was ‘Crankshaft’ from BentSpoke Brewing Co in Canberra. The American-style IPA topped an impressive showing from Canberra brewers, with Capital Brewing and Pact Beer also featuring prominently. One of the biggest movers was Victoria’s KAIJU! with it’s Tropical Pale ‘KRUSH!’, breaking into tenth position from 55th place in the 2016 poll.

An impressive 24 new beers debuted on the list, including seven beers in the hugely popular New England, or ‘hazy’ IPA style. Chief amongst these was ‘Jedi Juice’ from Melbourne’s Hop Nation. First brewed as a ‘Festival Beer’ for GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest in 2017, the beer leads one of the most popular beer styles of recent years, particularly in Victoria where 3 Ravens (‘Juicy’), Mountain Goat (‘Back To The Brewer’) and CoConspirators (‘The Matriarch’) also drew significant votes.

The New England IPA seems to be just another extension of Australia’s love of hoppy beers, which shows no sign of slowing down. Across the range of beers in the list, 75% were hop-driven styles – such as Pale Ale, IPA, or the higher-ABV Double IPA – up from 68% in the previous year. Some of the outliers to this trend include Bad Shepherd (VIC), with their ‘Hazelnut Brown Ale’, and Wagga Wagga’s Thirsty Crow, whose ‘Vanilla Milk Stout’ has made the Hottest 100 since 2011. Coopers (SA) also returned to the list with their iconic ‘Sparkling Ale’, after opting not to include their beers in last year’s poll.

Created by the team behind GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest, The Local Taphouse, and Stomping Ground Brewing Co (the latter being ineligible for votes), the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers poll is a proven sales driver for the craft beer industry, with many listed breweries enjoying a significant boost in brand awareness and sales, as retailers, bars and beer fans use the results when deciding what to buy.

GABS Co-Founder Steve Jeffares remarked “Since it’s very early days at The Local Taphouse, the Hottest 100 Craft Beers poll has always aimed to be a fun and simple way for beer enthusiasts to celebrate their favourite beers of the year, whether that’s a more mainstream ‘go-to’ beer, or a limited release they might have only been able to experience over a brewpub bar. What we’ve seen over the ten years of the poll is that it’s become so much more, revealing the ever-changing tastes of the Australian craft beer lover.”

“We’re thrilled with this year’s list, which is possibly one of the most exciting yet. New breweries, new styles and importantly, new winners all go to illustrate what an exciting time it is in the craft beer space”.

In addition to the main Hottest 100 list, the organisers have also announced sublists for the Hottest 100 NEW Craft Beers featuring those beers released for the first time in 2017, and Hottest 100 INDIE Craft Beers (beers released by independently owned breweries). Please get it in touch if you would like these lists.

The GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers is proudly supported by Dan Murphy’s, The Local Taphouse, The Crafty Pint, Australian Brews News and Sun Tap Decals.

  1. ‘XPA’ American Pale Ale (Balter, QLD)*
  2. ‘Pacific Ale’ Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)*
  3. ‘Crankshaft’ American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)*
  4. ‘Newtowner’ Australian Pale Ale (Young Henrys, NSW)*
  5. ‘Single Fin’ International Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)*
  6. ‘Mosaic’ American IPA (Pirate Life, SA) NEW
  7. ‘IPA’ American IPA (Balter, QLD)* NEW
  8. ‘Jedi Juice’ New England IPA (Hop Nation, VIC)* NEW GABS
  9. ‘Beechworth Pale Ale’ American Pale Ale (Bridge Road, VIC)*
  10. ‘KRUSH!’ American Pale Ale (KAIJU!, VIC)*
  11. ‘Little Dove’ International Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)*
  12. ‘Former Tenant’ Red IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)*
  13. ‘IIPA’ Double IPA (Pirate Life, SA)
  14. ‘Hop Hog’ American Pale Ale (Feral, WA)
  15. ‘IPA’ American IPA (Pirate Life, SA)
  16. ‘Pale Ale’ American Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW)
  17. ‘Juicy’ New England IPA (3 Ravens, VIC)* NEW
  18. ‘Future Factory’ Double IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)* NEW
  19. ‘Back To The Brewer’ New England IPA (Mountain Goat, VIC) NEW
  20. ‘Pale Ale’ Australian Pale Ale (Black Hops, QLD)* NEW
  21. ‘Sonic Prayer’ American IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)*
  22. ‘One Fifty Lashes’ Australian Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW)
  23. ‘Pale Ale’ American Pale Ale (Pirate Life, SA)
  24. ‘Sprocket’ American IPA (BentSpoke, ACT)* NEW
  25. ‘Coast Ale’ California Common (Capital, ACT)*
  26. ‘Pale Ale’ American Pale Ale (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)
  27. ‘Barley Griffin’ Australian Pale Ale (BentSpoke, ACT)*
  28. ‘Trail Pale Ale’ American Pale Ale (Capital, ACT)*
  29. ‘Wild Yak’ Australian Pale Ale (Yak Ales, VIC)
  30. ‘IPA’ American IPA (Fixation, NSW)*
  31. ‘VPA’ American Pale Ale (Nail, WA)*
  32. ‘War Hog’ American IPA (Feral, WA)
  33. ‘XPA’ International Pale Ale (Philter, NSW)* NEW
  34. ‘Vanilla Milk Stout’ Sweet Stout (Thirsty Crow, NSW)*
  35. ‘Atomic’ American Pale Ale (Gage Roads, WA)*
  36. ‘Windjammer’ American IPA (Green Beacon, QLD)*
  37. ‘Kolsch’ Kölsch (4 Pines, NSW)
  38. ‘Furphy Refreshing Ale’ Kölsch (Furphy, VIC)
  39. ‘India Red Ale’ Specialty IPA (Prancing Pony, SA)*
  40. ‘The Matriarch’ New England IPA (CoConspirators, VIC)* NEW
  41. ‘Indian Summer Ale’ Australian Pale Ale (4 Pines, NSW)
  42. ‘Throwback’ American IPA (Pirate Life, SA)
  43. ‘Pilsner’ German Pilsner (Balter, QLD)* NEW
  44. ‘Korben D.’ Double IPA (Akasha, NSW)*
  45. ‘Golden Stout Time’ Sweet Stout (Big Shed, SA)* GABS
  46. ‘Cloud Catcher’ Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)*
  47. ‘Twisted Palm’ American Pale Ale (Burleigh, QLD)*
  48. ‘Bling’ American IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)*
  49. ‘Three Sheets’ Australian Pale Ale (Lord Nelson, NSW)*
  50. ‘Mount Tennent’ American Pale Ale (Pact, ACT)*
  51. ‘The Mountie’ Specialty Beer (Stockade, NSW)* NEW GABS
  52. ‘Squish’ Specialty IPA (Fixation, NSW)* NEW
  53. ‘Wayfarer’ American Wheat (Green Beacon, QLD)*
  54. ‘Hopsmith’ American IPA (Akasha, NSW)*
  55. ‘Hornet’ American IPA (Black Hops, QLD)* NEW
  56. ‘3 Bolt’ American Pale Ale (Green Beacon, QLD)*
  57. ‘Summer Hop Ale’ American IPA (Young Henrys, NSW)*
  58. ‘Small Ale’ American Pale Ale (Colonial, WA/VIC)*
  59. ‘Pale Ale’ American Pale Ale (Colonial, WA/VIC)*
  60. ‘Steam Ale’ California Common (Mountain Goat, VIC)
  61. ‘Natural Lager’ Pale Kellerbier (Young Henrys, NSW)*
  62. ‘Dark Ale’ Porter (White Rabbit, VIC)
  63. ‘Spearhead’ Australian Pale Ale (Cricketers Arms, VIC)
  64. ‘Fat Yak’ Australian Pale Ale (Yak Ales, VIC)
  65. ‘IPA’ Specialty IPA (Colonial, WA/VIC)*
  66. ‘Pale’ American Pale Ale (Modus Operandi, NSW)*
  67. ‘Dog Days’ Australian Pale Ale (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)
  68. ‘Evil Eye’ Red IPA (Capital, ACT)*
  69. ‘Pale Ale’ Australian Pale Ale (Kosciuszko, NSW)
  70. ‘Taco’ Specialty Beer (Two Birds, VIC)* GABS
  71. ‘Old Mate’ American Pale Ale (Moon Dog, VIC)*
  72. ‘Summer Ale’ Blonde Ale (Mountain Goat, VIC)
  73. ‘Garden Ale’ Australian Pale Ale (Stone & Wood, NSW)*
  74. ‘Hazelnut Brown Ale’ English Brown Ale (Bad Shepherd, VIC)*
  75. ‘Tusk’ Double IPA (Feral, WA)
  76. ‘Hazy Craze’ New England IPA (White Lies, QLD)* NEW
  77. ‘Session IPA’ Specialty IPA (Modus Operandi, NSW)*
  78. ‘Aftermath’ Double IPA (KAIJU!, VIC)*
  79. ‘TPP Strong Pale Ale’ American Pale Ale (Pirate Life [SA] / Ballast Point [USA]) NEW
  80. ‘Vanilla Malt Thickshake’ Winter Seasonal Beer (Pirate Life, SA) NEW GABS
  81. ‘The Punch’ Gose (Hop Nation, VIC)*
  82. ‘Juicy Banger’ Dry Hopped Lager (Blackman’s, VIC)* NEW
  83. ‘Biggie Juice’ New England IPA (Feral, WA) NEW
  84. ‘7 Bells’ Gose (Green Beacon, QLD)* NEW
  85. ‘Blood Orange New England Rye IPA’ New England IPA (Dainton, VIC)* NEW
  86. ‘The Swindler’ Australian Pale Ale (James Squire, NSW) NEW
  87. ‘28’ American Pale Ale (Burleigh, QLD)*
  88. ‘India Pale Lager’ Pale Lager (Beerfarm, WA)*
  89. ‘Bighead’ Pale Lager (Burleigh, QLD)*
  90. ‘Black Metal Disco’ Sweet Stout (Balter, QLD)* NEW
  91. ‘Passion Victim’ Australian Pale Ale (Two Birds, VIC)* NEW
  92. ‘Robust Porter’ Porter (Bridge Road, VIC)*
  93. ‘Session Ale’ Australian Pale Ale (Mismatch, SA)*
  94. ‘Pale’ American Pale Ale (Mornington Peninsula, VIC)*
  95. ‘8bit’ American IPA (Stockade, NSW)*
  96. ‘Alt Brown’ American Brown Ale (Balter, QLD)*
  97. ‘Sparkling Ale’ Australian Sparkling Ale (Coopers, SA)*
  98. ‘Bright Ale’ Australian Pale Ale (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)
  99. ‘Little Bling’ Specialty IPA (Bridge Road, VIC)*
  100. ‘Rogers’ American Amber Ale (Little Creatures, WA/VIC)

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone here tasted the entire list?

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