Uppercut Round 1 - Green Beacon Brewing Co
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tried on-tap at the GABS 2013 festival in Melbourne. They call this an Imperial IPA, even though at 7.5% I'd be tempted to leave it in the single category. But that's maybe just preference.
Pours a hazy orange colour, solid and pleasant in the body with very fine, almost powdery carbonation. Head is white and solid and forms nice rings of lace as it goes down. Looks pretty good.
Nose is pleasant. Orange hoppiness, and some clean resiny characters. There's also a suggestion of pepper as well and with it an invocation of something slightly spicy and Belgian. It's odd, but pleasant.
Spice and orange seems to be the theme here, with those characters dancing together on the front palate. Some greener notes slip in, with a crispness backed up by pleasant neutral malt on the mid palate. Finish is actually predominantly malty, with only enough bittereness to restrain it and provide some balance. There's also a suggestion of heat towards the finish, but mostly it's quite clean and crisp.
Feel is light, which also helps balance the malt characters.
Overall, this is very nice stuff, and I'm impressed. I'd never tried anything from Green Beacon before, but this certainly made me sit up and take notice.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2013 04:09:32 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a golden amber colour, with thin foamy head. Nice and dense but really a little lacklustre on the top. Looks alright overall.
Smells quite malty, with caramel and a touch of honey before hops jut in. Grapfruit, lemon, touch of passionfruit and pineapple and an odd clovey spice hint. Fruity, floral overall. Very pleasant.
Malt upfront again is a nice start. Touch of cereal grain and oatmeal, slightly caramelised. Hops take over midway, with grapefruit and lemon and a touch of pineapple. Very enjoyable palate, really. Nice malt notes and lots of hops. Not sure if the transition is perfect so it's more a beer of two halves, but both are nice and don't clash.
Light carbonation but body is fine to carry it through.
Nice, good malt/hops balance even if the flavours don't seamlessly fuse. Good beer.
Serving type: on-tap
11-29-2013 06:15:01 | More by laituegonflable
Uppercut Round 1 from Green Beacon Brewing Co
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