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Mornington Peninsula IPA - Mornington Peninsula Brewery

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Mornington Peninsula IPAMornington Peninsula IPA

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: laituegonflable on 03-25-2011

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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by Macca:
Photo of Macca
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours opaque (probably should have left some of the sediment in the bottle) dark golden colour with an off white head.

Lovely big whack of hops on the nose. Lots of fruitiness but with a bit of earthiness in behind it. A touch of pine resin. Bloody nice.

On the palate there is a sweetness but it really compliments the tropical fruit flavours of the hops and there is enough bitterness there that it finishes almost dry. Yum.

Very big bodied. Works well but I think it diminishes the number that I could drink in one session. The 6.4% ABV might have an effect as well.

A top effort for a style that I sometimes struggle to like because of too much sweetness. Not so in this one.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BugattiRoo
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows resinous pine as well as some nectarine. Also lots of caramel and some cookie dough-like malt. Not particularly hoppy.
Very malty flavours, quite rich and heavy, lots of caramel. Hops are mainly noticeable in the aggressive, piny bitterness.
Could use more carbonation and a lighter body. Very syrupy.

Photo of spicelab
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a deep Orange/ Amber colour almost Barleywine like in appearance. The head is off White and one fingered. No lacing.

S - Sweet malt dominated aromas of marmalaide, burnt caramel, toffee and a little hop.

T - Up front some nice malts that are a little sweet. A little hop presence. .The end does have that IPA bitterness to it but should be preceeded by more of a hop flavour.

M - Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

O - Not clean or crisp enough for me. It reminds me of some English IPA's that are more malt than hop.Worth a try though.

Photo of soju6
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A: Served a hazy bronze color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of pine, some citrus and fruity with a bit caramel.

T: Taste of pine and citrys with fruit and bit of caramel sweetness. Has a nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp and nicely balanced. Flavor is enhanced as it warms.

O: Very good IPA. Worth checking out.

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the brewery.

Pours a burnished amber colour with transparent body. Head is off-white colour, a bit listless with just a ring of lace that is less sticky than I would like. Looks good, apart from the head.

Smells really very lovely. Huge citric hop whiff with lots of tangy lemon, orange, pineapple, sherbet and passionfruit. Hint of pear as well and mild pine resin as well lending an earthier bitterness to it. All grounded well, but a good dose of tangy hop oomph. Lovely, as I said.

Taste is actually mildly disappointing, especially on the hop front. Good caramel malt with a touch of toffee upfront. Bit mild on the mid-palate before hop flavours start developing - floral largely with a hint of noticeable rind bitterness. Fruity, though, and flaxy and a metallic tinge to it. The bitterness though is largely an aftertaste without a huge finish and it creeps up more gradually than I'd expect (almost makes me think of this in English IPA terms but the hops are definitely more American in aroma and flavour).

A bit thin on the mouthfeel which doesn't help, quite sticky but doesn't quite fill the mouth.

A pleasant drop overall, I just find the peaks and troughs happen in the wrong place sometimes. This is good - even great- at times, but in the grand scheme of the style, well I guess I have high standards. This is well worth a drink though.

Photo of wordemupg
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into pint glass 7/4/14

A thick and murky dark amber with plenty of sediment being moved around by a couple bubbles here and there, a finger of foam sits around long enough to leave a pair of rings

S tangerine and apricots, a hint of pine, caramel, faint floral aspect, vitamin c chewables, a little cracker, doesn't smell that strong though, could use some intensity

T a little lemon rind, more vitamin c chewables, has a little more flavour then smell, not as floral but a little herbal in the mouth

M lighter side of medium, enough carbonation to give it some life, very gritty after the fact with lingering citrus rind

O respectable brew but nothing really stands out, not flawed in any way but not really memorable, decent, drinkable IPA

I've had a few from these guys and was excited for their flagship IPA and although its a decent brew its not quite at the same level of the others I've had

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney.

Pours a deep golden copper colour, with a little bit of hazing. Not particularly opaque, but quite deeply coloured. Head is a fine and minute crest of white, that leaves some proper English-style lacing down the inside of the glass, cobwebbing itself beautifully. Looks very good.

Nose is sweet and fragrant, without a big citrussy fragrance. Indeed, although the main fragrances are more stone-fruit inspired, the lack of punch almost puts me in mind of an English style IPA. Pleasant enough.

Taste is round and smooth, with a decent, but not particularly scorching bitterness on the back. Indeed, again this tastes quite toned down, giving some resiny character through the front to mid, but leaving a smooth and rather mild finish. Feel is good, very smooth and soft, and only very lightly carbonated, again giving nuances of the English style.

It's a tasty beer, no doubt. Not a huge, wailing, exciting IPA, but a drinkable one.

Photo of personpitch
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbeckett
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Local Provisions in Melbourne.

A - Pours dark copper. One finger of eggshell head fades to a film fast. Good carbonation coming up. Bright. Small amount of lace and a film of retention.

S - Caramel, peach, citrus. Strong hops with a touch of that rich maltiness.

T - Big hops with pine, citrus, tropical fruits, peaches, resins and some caramel. Malt plays a good role controlling everything with some sweetness in the front, but the hops are also very aggressive. Nice and tasty.

M - Nice carbonation, medium body and quite a high bitterness.

O/D - A really nice IPA. Well done with all the elements (gentle sweetness and some great hops) I would look for an IPA. Extremely drinkable and stays interesting throughout.

Photo of dansmcd
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ADZA
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a orange copper hue which leaves a creamy two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is ripe peaches,melons,boiled candy and citrus zest,the mouthfeel is nice and full with tastes of peaches,honeydew,rockmelon,boiled candy,toffee and is finished with a crisp citrus bitterness and overall its not bad and very drinkable and would buy again.

Photo of admiral
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

what a beer - definitely exceeded my expectations: big, bold, well balanced and delicious

aroma: musky/malty with big fruit: peach, melon, apricot and slight grapefruit

taste: orange, malt, grapefruit, peach, apricot, spice, slight bitter milk chocolate, slight melon and slight brown sugar. To sum it up - A rich fruitiness layered in delicious malt.

At present, my favourite Australian IPA.

Photo of Knapp85
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heygeebee
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Warner's. No BB.

Pours a deep amber, with a lovely two finger head until the sediment which I had not noticed in the bottle plumpe dinto the head making it a black splodge. Oh Dear. Great sheet lace - unusual for a bottle beer.

Aromas of peach, citrus, pine.

Taste is dull and stale sadly. Pine notes overwhelm and there is a hop bite but overall the beer comes across as a shadow of what it could be. A little citrus. One dimensional, really.

Mouthfeel is undercarbonated. A little oily.

Was looking forward to this one - must try another....

Photo of chogm54
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dgilks
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy dark amber colour with a smooth, creamy tan head. Very small head with average retention. The cloudiness is a pretty big issue too.

Smooth malt aroma with a touch of nuttiness. Some caramel. Mild citrus and fruit. Not all that hoppy.

Smooth malt with a touch of Kiwi hop flavour. Slightly tropical but lacking in big flavour. A touch too mild really and lacking both bright hop character and bitterness.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. It actually works quite well to accentuate what hop character there is.

A mild IPA with some decent flavour but overall it is lacking the depth and brightness of a good IPA.

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Mornington Peninsula IPA from Mornington Peninsula Brewery
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