Hawthorn Brewing Co. Australian IPA - Hawthorn Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CrazyDavros:
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
Pours deep amber with a fading head.
Nose shows some tropical fruit, fruit confectionery, soft resinous hoppy notes and lots of sweet-smelling malt. Damn enticing!
Pretty similar flavours, but not so much malt, although there’s pleasant bready notes. A fair bit of fruit again and some confectionery hints. Very easy-drinking.
Could use just a little bit more carbonation.
Great effort from these guys, showcases the hops perfectly and remains ridiculously drinkable at the same time.
10-12-2012 11:16:49 | More by CrazyDavros
More User Reviews:
3.13/5 rDev -16.3%
appearance - Nice clear amber colour with a decent size head. Carbonation maintained fairly well with a solid amount of lacing.
smell - A pleasent light grapefruit/mango aroma. Nothing too strong or intrusive.
taste - Strong bitterness, Not much hop flavour coming through with the exception of some slight fruitiness.
mouthfeel - Very nice mouthfeel. The bitterness lingers for a while and the subtle fruit taste develops stronger with time.
overall - Not a bad IPA, definitely not the best I've tasted but in saying that, it's still a solid enjoyable beer.
12-13-2013 09:57:55 | More by LeeroyAgogo
2.86/5 rDev -23.5%
The pint arrived dark golden with orange hues--more toward the yellow end of the spectrum than most IPAs in the States. The cap of foam is slightly off-white and of adequate size. Aroma is strongly hopped with grapefruit, tropical fruit, and a mixture of offish pine and grapefruit. This trend continues on the palate. The mixture of hops produces something that is less than appetizing. The unripe grapefruit is too strong and there isn't much malt for balancing. It takes more than a heavy hand of hops to make a great IPA.
01-05-2014 00:22:02 | More by BeardedBoffin
4.09/5 rDev +9.4%
time for a locally made IPA...
a - pours of 2cm thick head, hazy orange/brown with slightly frothy lacing
s - moderate mango and passionfruit aroma with a bit of malt
t - interesting battle between hoppy bitterness vs spicy tropical fruit tinge, the bitterness lasts longer. slight smoked malt taste in there as well. crisp IPA
m - lively carbonation, medium body, dry finish.
a nice surprise, i enjoyed the crisp bitterness and the slight tropical taste, will have again!
02-21-2014 10:32:35 | More by chogm54
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
Believe my bottle was 5.8%
Pours a clarified golden yellow with nice head/lacing.
Nose is big mango, pine, harsh Australian bush plants. Lots of mango. Very nice.
Taste and mouthfeel are crisp and a little watery- not too bitter or resiny but carry good hop flavour.
Nice IPA, a cross between the harsh hopping of an IPA and a more drinkable beer.
07-21-2013 09:20:42 | More by danieelol
4.01/5 rDev +7.2%
Cloudy golden colour with a big fluffy white head. Great head retention. Nice.
Masses of mango and passion fruit. Touches of mint. Lightly honeyed. Nice. Sharp bitterness covering passion fruit and tropical notes. Bitterness is a touch harsh - like Galaxy.
Moderate body with moderately high carbonation.
A crisp IPA that works well for Australian climates. Bitterness is too high given galaxy hops but its quite nice.
01-26-2014 07:28:32 | More by dgilks
Hawthorn Brewing Co. Australian IPA from Hawthorn Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.