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Hop Bazooka - Southern Bay Brewing Company

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Bay Brewing Company visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: spicelab on 10-17-2012

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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.74/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows lots of floral and some tropical hops. Also some grassy notes and a fair bit of sweet clean malt underneath.
The grassy note follows as a flavour, too much dry-hopping perhaps? Other than that there's a fair bit of sweet malt and tropical fruit.
Could use more carbonation.

Photo of spicelab
3.54/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle from Warners@The Bay. Lets see if it lives up to its name..

Rather turbid apricot with a modest near-white head. No real lacing to speak of as it falls over a couple of minutes to a slight ring.

Nose has decent measures of fruit-salady hop character, as well as a marmaladey sourness that I don't usually get from an IPA. It's relatively sweaty, with lots of candied sweetness, suggesting a fairly solid malt backbone. Not bad at all.

Ripe tropical notes of orange-mango and passionfruit initally gradually transition into mellow resinous pine and clean herbal freshness. Nicely balanced.

Tingly carbonation spreads the lightish body nicely. Bitterness is not particularly challenging, and mainly plays out in the mid-palate.

Although it doesn't exactly deliver the impact its name suggests, this is interesting, coherent and plenty drinkable. I really hope this is a year-round affair, as it would be a very respectable addition to the Australian APA/IPA category.

Photo of Breeza
3.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Very cloudy honey coloured beer, one finger head which is a distinct cream colour. Moderate carbonation, really fantastic lacing.

S: Fruity- peach, little bit of sultana. Sharp and sweet on the nose.

T: Bit of toffee sweetness, bitter aftertaste is really pleasant. Nice and hoppy.

M: Has a slightly silkier quality than other IPAs I've had, which I found to be really enjoyable.

O: A really enjoyable IPA, rich in flavour and really satisfying too.

Photo of ADZA
3.6/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice name lets see if it lives up to it and it pours a hazy apricot hue with a fluffy,creamy three finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is peaches,passionfruit,guava,piney hops,oranges and lemon sherbet,the mouthfeel is medium bodied,creamy with light carbonation and has tastes of pineapple,oranges,fruit tingles,lemon sherbet,bubblegum and finished with a kiwi fruit bitterness and overall its nice and very drinkable and would love to try on tap cheers.

Photo of Mosant
3.55/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a 330ml bottle. This beer won a bronze medal in class 1K Pale Ale - American Style Strong Pale Ale. My bottle / batch is 5.6% ABV.
Appearance: mildly cloudy Amber colour, not overly cloudy. Not much head retention, a little disappointing in this area.
Aroma: excellent aromas for this beer. Very evident upfront sweetness of citrus, passionfruit and melon hit you. One of the best IPA aromas I've come across.
Flavour: fruitiness flavours follow through on the the front of the palate. There is a nice mouthfeel almost creamy with good carbonation. Very good bitter finish, not too strong but it grips you after a mouthful and stays with you a while.
Overall: A very enjoyable beer here. The hops aromas are a real highlight and just as good to drink. I'll be having this again.

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Hop Bazooka from Southern Bay Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.