Jamieson Beast IPA - Jamieson Brewery

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Jamieson Beast IPAJamieson Beast IPA

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86
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Australia

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vancurly on 04-09-2007)
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Photo of Macca
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy dark honey colour with a very generous head that wants to stick around.

Lots of malt on the nose and a little bit of alcohol peaking through too. Where are the hops?

There's the hop bitterness but not a lot of hop flavours. Lots of malt. Disappointed.

A big full mouthfeel.

I just don't get this beer. I wanted a lot more hoppiness. Maybe I just don't understand the style.

Photo of mungus
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of juju7
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vibrant amber with a creamy head. Nose shows a fair bit of caramel malt dominating the piney hops and boiled lolly notes. A little more restrained than I was expecting. On the palate is very big upfront with a good kick of malty bitterness. Not so much hop flavour coming through. Finishes good and long. Perhaps a touch out of balance for my liking with the malt a little too dominant but a pretty good IPA overall and a beast to be sure.

Photo of koolk
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark copper with a great fluffy white head that persists.

Strong fruit nose - tropical mainly mixes well with sweet biscuit notes. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit and apple even.

Initial malty sweetness leads into a fruit flavoured palate that finishes with strong bitterness. Pleasant mix of flavours churn together with a really nice warmth on the palate courtesy of teh high abv.

Good balance between sweet and bitter with a creamy mouthfeel make this a very balanced brew.

Top notch. Enjoyed it. Buyer beware, it hides the alcohol very well. Look forward to trying on tap.

Photo of PhilDaBrewer
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of foles
2.58/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bit of aniseed on the nose, maybe some candy. But not much in the way of hopiness. Appearance red-copper with a slight haze. Some chewy malt, toffee and a heavy handed bitterness. But not much else except that Liquorice, slightly metallic (fishermans friend) medicinal flavour.

Photo of jjkatter
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle dumped into a goblet...

A- nice amber/brown color. Not much od a head, even with pouring it quickly down the middle. if you like good head retention, you've got the wrong beer.

S- caramel and brown sugar with some hops. There is also a hint of chocolate in there.

T- the hops hit immediately, followed by a bit of chocolate and a sweet, citrusie bitterness. Perhaps a tad too much on the bitter side for my taste, however, this is a nice beer.

O- I am all on board with this beer, less the bitterness. I like bitter beer, but this bitterness linger a bit more tha I care for. Otherwise it's very drinkable with good body and complexity.

Photo of Cs1987
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep red, 1 finger of head, good retention and lacing.

Smell - Strong, lots of citrus hops and a fair bit of sweet malt. Not quite a Hop Hog beater in this field though.

Taste - A bit of a cross between the English and American style IPAs, with citrus and grassy hops balanced with a sweet caramel-like malt flavour.

Mouthfeel - Pretty smooth, medium bodied, low carbonation.

Drinkability - Pretty good for an IPA.

Overall - Undoubtedly one of the best Australian IPAs.

Photo of Mendicant
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Stew41
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not sure why I don’t have a note on this one? No doubt this a power style. Masses of sweet hop and marginally less malt impact. Very complete mouthfull right the palate although the sweet heavy weight of the flavour can be a turnoff if you were drinking pot after pot of the stuff. Crap note but I’ll reassess soon. Heaps better on tap. ($5.30 @ Local Taphouse Balaclava)

Photo of Lukie
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a murky amber, with a minimal head that slowly dropped back into lacing that covered the glass the whole way down.

Lot's of tropical fruit. Passionfruit, pineapple, and what even seems to be hints of marshmellow.

Fruity qualities on the front of the palate. Lot's of citrus tones. It finishes off with nice crisp bitterness.

Quite well rounded and easy drinking for the high ABV. Def. worth the price over here. Hopefully it doesn't run out too quick.

Photo of jbowers56
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle in to my delirium tremens snifter. I should state before reviewing that this is probably my favourite style of beer and, for me, easily holds its own against the best beers made in this style.

a) A beautiful red/brown colour. Hazy in colour. Head was about 2 fingers at the top of the snifter, settles in to a thin cover and a ring around the edge.

s) Very sweet smell. A lot of caramel and fruit.

t) Immediate bitterness is counteracted by rich caramel flavours. The taste is lingering with the hoppy citrussy bitterness and caramel malts fighting for dominance throughout.

m) Not a huge amount of carbonation but enough to lift it slightly. Really quite smooth in the overall mouthfeel.

d) Could, and have, easily put away a few too many of these. Delicious, complex and (if you are a hop freak like me) leave you wanting more.

Photo of IHasaFlavaFlav
4.65/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just got an order from www.slowbeer.com.au and this made up half my order.

A - Pours a reddy-brown colour, with head that dissipates to a small ring. The beer looks big, like the name suggests.

S - I get a honey/toffee smell off this beer, it is amazing, my beer-a-phobe girlfriend spent about a minute with her nose in it, amazed and intrigued. The smell is full on, sweet, with a little bit of fruitiness. You taste this beer before it enters your mouth.

T - The honey from the aroma, comes through the taste straight away. Full, rich, almost overwelming, once the beer warms up in your mouth, the hops come through. A huge, bitter kick of hops, a resiny hit. Its amazing. I believe the idea of balance in this beer, is like the Chuck Norris of malty goodness side kicking the Chuck Norris of hop bitterness, who is also side kicking the other Chuck Norris.

M - A little low on carb, but for such a big beer there isn't that much stickiness left in the mouth.

D - I'd need to eat some food with it, but I'd try my hardest to make a session beer out of this 7% ABV monster.

Photo of Hanger
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle poured into a glass

A - Deep amber colour with 10 mm ofcreamy head that dropped slightly but persisted

S - some hop aromas, not overly strong

T - sweet malts and along with a strong kick of bitter hops, very enjoyable

M - initially sweet and smooth with a very hoppy aftertaste, 7.0% alcohol not noticed

D - Very good, smooth and great to drink, two is probably the limit in a sitting though. Easily one of the best IPAs i've tried

Photo of jonno79
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very much your quintessential American IPA with copious malt backing, which is the norm here in Australia.

Still they have a better hopping regime than most of their competition, so whilst the body is a little full and flabby, there is plenty of citrus and tropical fruit to keep you going.

I have always thought this would be a great 6% beer, with the hopping rate kept in tact.

Looking forward to trying this on tap - maybe a re rate will be in order.

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Jamieson Beast IPA from Jamieson Brewery
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