Dundee IPA

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by deathevocation, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Saw this at DM at a pretty good price (under $49 for a case). Didn't want to risk a case so I bought one bottle, it's in the fridge cooling. What's it like? Geez, it'll be great if Sierra Nevada was this cheap.
     
  2. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (550) Australia Jun 15, 2010

  3. It's brewed by Genesee as part of their craft line. It's not great but can be a good cheap IPA.
     
  4. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Advocate (605) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Honey Brown can not be too far behind!!!!!!!!
    Nothing great. Already had one
     
  5. Probably no un-coincidentally, Magic Hat is now owned by the same parent company as the Dundee line from Genesee Brewing Co. - North American Breweries.
     
  6. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Advocate (605) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Odd is the pricepoint that both came in at. Really cheap. On par or lower than a lot of Aussie craft
     
  7. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (270) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Pricepoint isnt that odd. When you consider that DM is probably a test case and if its successful it will be moved to all of the BWS stores etc. You buy a large amount of it initially, or at least arrange a certain price based on what you potentially could order, the economies of scale kick in. Plus, if its first entering the market, the distributor will be willing to drop the wholesale a touch to gain a foothold.

    Plus, you want to keep the (real) craft stuff a touch higher, so as to give it that elitist touch.

    Not that I would know anything about this or anything. Just a few guesses.
     
  8. I won't be buying anymore, didn't like it.
     
  9. Yeah, it's not great by any means. Especially by the time it reaches your neck of the woods.
     
  10. Not sure why it is classed as an American IPA? I got distinct herbal/earthy notes I normally associate with EKG or Styrian Goldings. Maybe a little spicy american hop flavour in there, but it was mostly a british hop profile, and certainly the malt profile to go with it...
     
  11. Too right. Trivial note - got Nasum on now, goes well with an Old Rasputin on a lazy afternoon.
     
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  12. Nasum and Old Rasputin sounds like an awesome combo.

    On a side note, I for one can not believe they are touring now. Come on, Mieszko was an integral part of that band and it's disrespectful to his memory.
     
  13. trumpy

    trumpy Aficionado (125) Australia Apr 21, 2008

    its ok, but nothing I would rush out again for.
     
  14. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I don't think I've really enjoyed any of the Dundee stuff.
     
  15. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (630) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Surprised to see my local Woolworths Liquor stocking Magic Hat #9, Dundee IPA and the Wingwalker APA & Belgian Wheat.

    Didn't think it would be rolled out so soon to presumably all Woolworths owned liquor stores.
     
  16. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (550) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    I think Woolworths had to audit them to ensure they were of sufficiently low quality before they could stock them
     
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  17. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (270) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Just to toe the company line like a good little worker bee...... You mean the Woolworth stores like Dan Murphy's that have expanded their craft range massively, thereby bringing craft at a lower price and making it more accessable for the masses (and your good selves of course)?

    Or the Woolworths that owns my 'store'? The 'store' that seems to have quite a large range of beers on tap that you seem to find desirable?
     
  18. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (550) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Not apologising for saying Liquorland is crap...because it is. Craft free zone. Personally I never go to Dan Murphys. I guess they stock the base SN range...but I don't like it very much anyway.

    As for your "store" (not actually sure which one you're from), unfortunately it contributes nothing to me as it is inaccessible!
     
  19. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (270) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Sorry, I thought you were referring to Dan Murphy's. They've gotten a lot better recently. Yes, they have the intro Sierra Nevada range, as well as Brew Dog, 4 Pines, Mt Goat and Murray's. It's a lot better then it was 5 years ago. Progress.

    Im from the Sail and Anchor.

    Sorry about the snarkiness. Counting tills in the morning on a back to back shift with 4hrs sleep does that too me.

    Plus, you havnt had a fight with Mr scmorgan recently, so someone had to pick one with you. :)
     
  20. sirob

    sirob Aficionado (170) Australia May 30, 2007

    Don't get the hate on woolies thing at all. Can by mastsos LC and feral complete ranges at both bws and woolies liquor here in WA. Now that I think about it lc full range and hop hog and feral white were in liquorland as well so not a total waste land
     
  21. sinkas

    sinkas Aficionado (225) Australia Jul 9, 2008

    I tried to drink this and the wing walker pale ale last night
    both tasted like bad euro strong lagers, , shithouse ended up dumping in the garden
     
  22. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (425) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    Might have something to do with them being an evil international conglomerate that destroys peoples livelihoods to turn profits.

    I do love some stale Hop Hog though.
     
  23. CromDubh

    CromDubh Aficionado (135) Australia May 17, 2009

    Stale ? Oh don't say that. I had to stay at a b&b in the wilds of Lesmurdie last week as no free hotels in the city under $400 a night, had no time to get to IBS or Freo. I was quite pleased to pick up packs of Hop Hog at the local Liquourland to bring back with me. Was looking forward to a drink tonight.
     
  24. sanpedro

    sanpedro Zealot (90) Australia Sep 26, 2006

    I found this to be an very average IPA. Given that this US brewery specialises in beers for supermarket chains if I was cynical I would think this beer is made to meet a very low price point. So Woolworths are acting true to form ie. its almost a house brand type beer for them, they can just rely on the fact its a 'US IPA' as a selling point, and sell it cheap and undercut other micro beers.
     
  25. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (270) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Im one of the managers at the sail and anchor. If the Hop Hog isnt up to standard out of the bottle, come down and I will buy you a pint of it.
     
  26. CromDubh

    CromDubh Aficionado (135) Australia May 17, 2009

    I'm back home in Darwin now. Due again just after Easter. Normally always book a night at your place with a good friend and spend our time sampling as many different beers as possible in half pint measures. Tend to end up with a Hop Hog as a roady. Last time Mash Brown got the vote as best beer of the evening.