Omega Centauri | Barossa Valley Brewing

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Barossa Valley Brewing

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 10-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed for the GABS festival in Melbourne, which is where I tried it. Just getting around to entering notes some months down the track.

Pours a dull orange hue with very heavy hazing. Body is pretty solid, along with the hazing it makes it hard to pick out if there's much carbonation. Head is a pale white which forms a ring around the glass and leaves little streaks of lace.

Nose is a bit weak overall. There are a few peppery tones along with some plaster and a hint of citrus. It's pleasant enough in its way, but it doesn't punch me. An IPA should punch; and Imperial IPA should destroy me.

The taste is a lot better, fortunately. Fruity peach characters on the front with a lot of spice and some aniseed coming through. Melon on the mid-palate and a little resin leading into the hops, caressed by a very solid body of malt. On the back there's a little pepper, drying out the palate leaving an acidic citrus which is cleaning and clinging. It's nicely done.

Feel is quite clean, but with a thickness to remind you this is imperial.

Pretty good drinkability wise: it's a big beer done pretty well. It it had a kick more of aroma, then it would be awesome.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a gold colour, very cloudy with foamy white head. Looks OK, not sure about the cloud.

Smells quite nice. Touch of caramel malt upfront before fruity hop notes take over - apple and a touch of passionfruit. Quite new world, fresh and tangy, but ultimately a bit subdued for an imperial IPA.

Taste is grainy upfront, touch of oatmeal to it, before the back end fills up with hops. More of that passionfruit tang and some pear notes, but then the hops take on a very herbal quality for the finish. Touch of basil and white pepper - not quite what I expected and still a little subdued for the style and size.

Decent body but a big kick of alcohol - could use more of that strength on the palate and less on the body.

A bit strong, and yet hop notes could be stronger. Seems like they've raised the ABV without raising the flavour in direct proportion.

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Omega Centauri from Barossa Valley Brewing
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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