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BEST of BA Australia Survey

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by mulder1010, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    A year ago I did something that was a single elimination beer tournament. Australia based beers only. Feral Hop Hog won that over Murray's Wild Thing.

    Been asked to do it again but after a bit of thought, something needed to be different

    So Decided on the best of Australia Survey. Inspiration came from this....... http://hashigozake.co.nz/2011survey.pdf

    so three questions for today. have until Midnight Sydney time tonight to BM with with your answers and I will post the results tomorrow and the next questions

    1. Favorite Australian Brewery for last year (only nominate 3)

    2. favorite foreign brewery (must be available in Australia and not Grey Market) Only nominate 3

    3. Favorite Black IPA of the last year

    Just BM me your answers and I will post results tomorrow.

    Thank you for participating
     
  2. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    I will start this off
    Fav Australian brewery
    1 Murray's
    2 Mountain Goat
    3 4 Pines

    Fav foreign Brewery
    1 Mikkeller
    2 Nogne
    3 Green Flash

    Black IPA
    1 Thornygoat
    2 shauns fault
    kooinda Black IPA

    Easy enough and those are my votes
     
  3. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Hi

    Murrays
    Feral (haven't really had any stuff available in Sydney in the last year but I still pick them. Maybe we could have some kegs in Sydney? Cheers.)
    Bridge Road

    Moylans
    Mikkeller
    Green Flash

    Thornygoat
    Kooinda Black IPA
    Beer Hop Breakfast
     
  4. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (435) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Murray's
    Mountain Goat
    Bridge Road

    Epic
    Beer Here
    Sierra Nevada

    Assuming we're only counting Aussie black IPAs?
    Thornygoat
    Kooinda
    Shawn's Fault

    Otherwise:
    Thornygoat
    Dark Hops
    Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Juniper Black
     
  5. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    ooh yer the juniper black was a good one
     
  6. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    I'd run with:

    Australian*
    Murrays
    Hargreaves Hill
    Feral

    Foreign
    Bear Republic
    Fullers
    Epic

    Black IPA's+
    Thornygoat
    Shawn's Fault
    Beer Here Dark Hops

    *Didn't get down to Wig & Pen so can't come into the equation
    +The best black IPA i had was a homebrewed one that was tried side by side with the three here.
     
  7. Fave Australian brewery
    1 Murray's
    2 Bridge Road
    3 4 Pines

    Fav foreign Brewery
    1 Brewdog
    2 Mikkeller
    3 Sam Smith

    Black IPA
    1 Shawns fault
    2 Kooinda Black IPA
     
  8. sirob

    sirob Aficionado (170) Australia May 30, 2007

    Feral
    Bootleg
    Mountain Goat


    Sierra Nevada
    8 Wired
    Green Flash

    Thorny Goat
    Karma Citra
    Sorry but that's it - Shauns fault and Kooinda Black were rubbish after crossing the country as were the imports
     
  9. dansmcd

    dansmcd Savant (425) Australia Dec 19, 2010

    Feral
    Murray's
    Mountain Goat

    Epic
    Samuel Smith
    St Bernadus

    Thorny Goat
    Karma Citra
    Shawn's Fault
     
  10. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    "Sorry but that's it - Shauns fault and Kooinda Black were rubbish after crossing the country as were the imports"

    Gotta say that Karma Citra sucked real hard when I had it on tap, weird what happens over long distance ay.
     
  11. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Feral - For general excellence
    Mountain Goat - For their Rare Breed IPA and their Rare Breed projects in general
    4 Pines - For the Keller Door Stouts idea and the fact that their Kolsch has done more to get non-craft drinkers into craft then anyother beer we've had on tap at the pub I work at.

    Special mention to Colonial for good beers across the entire range and the 'resurrection project' of old beer styles from Germany.

    8 Wired - Everyone loves a gypsy, even more so when that gypsy makes Tall Poppy
    Bear Republic - I would vote for a bear president and then gladly suck on his Big Black...ummm, stout.
    Nogne-O - Scandos x Beer = Awesome.

    As for the Black IPA's, the style doesn't do it for me and I haven't had that many examples of it so I can't really comment. I bow to Mr Kennedy's expertise here.
     
  12. Bridge Road
    Murray's
    Red Hill

    Dupont
    Fuller's
    St Bernard

    BIPA (If Aust):
    Shawn's Fault
    Karma Citra
    Kooinda Black

    If all:
    Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
    Shawn's Fault
    Deschutes Hop in the Dark
     
  13. gulden

    gulden Aficionado (180) Australia Mar 20, 2011

    Thanks for organising. Nice work with the new format.

    Australian Brewery
    Feral
    Mountain Goat
    Red Hill

    Foreign Brewery in Australia
    Mikkeller
    Brewdog
    North Coast

    BIPA
    Thorny Goat
    Jamieson Black Beast
    Abstrakt AB:06 (on tap at Brewdog)
     
  14. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    No expertise here (i've probably had 10 Black IPA's in my life, tops), just an opinion like everyone else. That being that a friend/fellow BA/homebrewer made the best Black IPA i've had and the Murrays, Thornbridge/Mountain Goat and Beer Here ones are the best commercial examples i've come across.
     
  15. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    I like Black IPAs and they seem to be easy to do well, as most examples of the style I've tried have been quite good
     
  16. dgilks

    dgilks Advocate (685) Australia Jul 14, 2008

    Australian Brewery
    Wig and Pen
    Mountain Goat
    Murray's

    Foreign Brewery in Australia
    Mikkeller
    Brewdog
    Yeastie Boys

    Black IPAs
    Thorny Goat
    Hop in the Dark
    Armored Fist (Boneyard)
     
  17. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (435) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Ahhh. I thought we were restricted to Black IPAs you can get hold of in Australia.

    My revised top 3 for all Black IPAs is:
    Armored Fist
    Thornygoat
    Dark Hops
     
  18. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    In Australia!! Not in Oregon
    stone is OK as it was in for the gig in Perth last year and was legal for that
     
  19. Feral
    Murray's
    Mountain Goat

    8 Wired
    DuPont
    Haand Bryggeriet

    Karma Citra
    Yakima Ale - Victory
    Dark Hops
     
  20. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    will let this go a bit longer and post new survey questions
     
  21. 1:Feral
    Mornington Peninsula
    Kooinda

    2: Cantillon
    Bear Republic
    Green Flash

    3: Mikkeller Beer Hop Breakfast (arguably not a black ipa, but was pretty hoppy)
    Mountain Goat/Thornbridge
    Kooinda Black IPA
     
  22. Parrotshake

    Parrotshake Savant (365) Australia Nov 29, 2008

    1.
    Murray's
    Feral
    Bridge Rd

    2.
    Mikkeller
    Victory
    Brooklyn

    3 (Limited to A/NZ options)
    Thorny Goat
    Croucher Patriot
    Shawn's Fault
     
  23. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (435) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Love Patriot, but does it qualify as a Black IPA? Whatever, it's a terrific beer.
     
  24. Parrotshake

    Parrotshake Savant (365) Australia Nov 29, 2008

    Close enough, right? And yeah, really good.
     
  25. Hoptron_3000

    Hoptron_3000 Savant (260) Australia May 27, 2013

    1. Bridge rd
    Mornington Penisula
    Mountain Goat

    2. Rouge
    Green Flash
    Samuel Smith

    3. Hopworks Secession CDA (just tried it last Friday at Purvis Beer, pretty fresh, awesome beer)
    Bridge Rd Black IPA (collaboration?)
    Thorny Goat
     
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  27. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Did any of you Sydney doods get to the Feral Tap Takeover? Can't remember where it was at.
     
  28. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Yep, went along for a couple of hours. Was at the Royal Albert Hotel in Surry Hills.
     
  29. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Did they have that barreled Karma Citra beer?
     
  30. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Yep, Barrique O'Karma was on. Could still be, not sure. They got 12 different beers, some were one keg only and others they got 2 kegs. Only 10 taps so they had to wait for something to run out before Golden Ace & Razorback came on.

    Amber & Smoked Porter were on handpumps. White, White Hog, Hop Hog, BFH, Boris, Fantapants, Barrique O'Karma & something else were there.
     
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  31. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (610) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Rust was the other one. Looks like Golden Ace & Razorback are both now on.
     
  32. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    I would imagine Raging Flem.
    We have no BFH at the brewery at the moment.
    And Barrique is magical!
     

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