Mornington Peninsula / Ale Stars Bonzer IPA - Mornington Peninsula Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Tried on-tap at the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst. This was brewed as a collaboration between Mornington and the Local Taphouse's Melbourne AleStars, coupled with the Sydney AleStars' collab with Hunter Beer.
Pours a hazed golden colour, quite bright and vivid. Head is a foamy white that falls down rather inconsistently. Some streaky lace forms in patchy, loose ribbons around the glass. Body is light and fine, holding powdery carbonation. Looks pretty good.
Nose is full of Belgian spice, phenolics and pepper, but with a ripe fruity overtone from the hops. Characters of leafy bracken, green pepper, lemon sherbet and citrus leaves. It's a very nicely constructed amalgam of the hops and Belgian yeast characters. Very nice indeed.
Taste is similarly done. Round, slightly sweet Belgian characters, giving estery fruity characters that dry out to a peppery hoppiness on the back. Organic and bright and very nicely balanced. Spicy, slightly earthy finish, with a little hop bitterness building up on the back over time. The malt provides some structure, but nothing more, this is a work choreographed for hops and yeast.
Feel is light but smooth. Quite drinkable and fluid.
Yeah, this is really nice stuff. Very nicely balanced, superbly drinkable and with a structure that provides meaningful character and complexity. Really excellent stuff: in with some of the best Belgian IPAs I've had.
Serving type: on-tap
04-01-2013 04:04:06 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap at the Local Taphouse Darlo on launch day.
Pours a pale golden colour. Bit of haze. Head is thin, with a white rim. Lace is unimpressive. Looks OK, but nothing spesh.
Smells Belgian, with mild hints of fruity hop. Slight phenolics, but mostly a light summery hop note. Fairly light, and could use a bit more oomph.
Taste is alright; fair hop notes early. Apple, pear and touch of mango. Some Belgian phenolic spice notes towards the finish. Fairly light, a bit of bitter Belgian spice toward the back, but yeah drinkable, enjoyable enough, but doesn't really capture my attention.
Decent body, bit boozey on the back.
I'm not a big fan of the style, and I wasn't particularly excited when I heard this was the style the St Kilda alestars had settled on - it seems a bit 'on the nose' for a collaborative style mashup. That said, this is pretty decent; nice balance and quite approachable if a little hot.
Serving type: on-tap
05-20-2013 23:19:55 | More by laituegonflable
Mornington Peninsula / Ale Stars Bonzer IPA from Mornington Peninsula Brewery
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