Prickly Moses The Raconteur IPA | Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Prickly Moses The Raconteur IPAPrickly Moses The Raconteur IPA
9 Ratings
Prickly Moses The Raconteur IPAPrickly Moses The Raconteur IPA

Brewed by:
Otway Estate Winery & Brewery

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by CrazyDavros on 06-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by the Alström Bros:

  None found.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle purchased from Warners at the Bay and poured into a Mikkeller goblet.

Pours a copper & mahogany colour with a slightly off-white head of foam that turns to film after a couple of minutes.

Aroma starts with a tropical fruit note, some fruit salad and then turns into pine.

Taste is notable, quite bitter hop resin comes throgh. Not a lot else sadly.

Seems to do what it sets out to do with mouthfeel, bitter middle and finish.

Overall, an IPA that isn't really pale, let alone orangey in colour. Smell is the best part, downhill from there. A tad one-dimensional with the flavour.

 598 characters

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.74/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange/brown with a short-lived head.
Nose shows piney, resinous and fruity hops with sweet caramel underneath.
Similarly hoppy flavours, lots of pine and peach with some grassy notes too. Underneath is nutty malt and a little caramel. Very bitter finish, quite sharp.
A good step up for Prickly Moses. The grassy character is unfortunate, perhaps an indication of too much dry-hopping?

 399 characters

Photo of mulder1010
2.55/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

330 ML poured into a tulip

A-- Poured and settled a hazy, darker orange amber color. Off white but not light tan colored head. Kind of sort of grey in a way. Strange. Half finger of head that quickly went to film. Looked better on swirling but also fell apart quickly.

S-- Tropical fruit salad with some boiled hard candy. Followed but a quick flash of pine and then lots of lemon grass. UMMM can I have back the fruit salad part?? That was nice. Lemon grass?? Not so much.

T-- Flashes of real good stuff but turns to lemon grass very quickly. Like bad Thai food. Sigh.

M-- Body is pretty much correct for the style and the ABV. Good amount of oily residue in the mouth, spot on carbonation and feel, yet missing a whole lot. Incomplete and harsh lemon and grassy in the mouth.

O-- A step up for this brewery but a long way to go to get good yet. Nothing special, great, or worth revisiting.

 900 characters

Photo of mungus
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a burnished amber with steady bead. Fluffy head, nice retention. Looks great.

Smells musky and marshmallowy. Apple hints, peach and lychee with lemon sherbet on the back. Sweet, floral but also dry. Quite a pleasant one.

Taste is quite hoppy as well. Lots of passionfruit notes with sherbet, musk, lychee and citrus as well. Not much malt on there, just a light floral rosewater note upfront then finish is all hops, nice and complex and finishes with a pleasant citric bitterness, and a touch of pine. Very nice; I like a lot.

Bit sizzly, too much hop pull. Some more malt would really be appreciated here, just to add body.

Nice drinkable drop, lots of flavour but doesn't quite reach that flavour maximum threshold. Goes close, but doesn't make it. In some ways this is a bad thing, but it also levels it out at a drinkable level.

 846 characters

Photo of bylerteck
2.56/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Beer Deluxe. From notes.

A - Muddy brown pour with one finger of fluffy off white head. A few spatterings of lace with a film of retention.

S - Woody, odd sweetness, citrus.

T - Strange and unfamiliar sweetness with an earthy and citrussy hop profile. Odd sorta woody flavour and a strange twang.

M - Good carbonation, light-ish body and not enough bitterness.

O/D - Sort of an off version of an intro to IPAs. Odd twang was offputting. Not worth the shot if you have experience with better examples of the style. More elements were off than on.

 560 characters

Photo of ADZA
3.82/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a murky mahogany hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger head that vanishes but leaves a nice rim of lacing,the smell is very nice with aromas of piney hops,citrus,peaches and dragonfruit,the mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and has tastes of stonefruit,bitter peach,paw-paw,orange rind,boiled candy and finished with a piney hop bitterness and overall a very pleasant drop from this brewery and i would buy again and have to commend this brewery as these recent drops they are releasing are very drinkable and better than past brews keep it coming guys.

 590 characters

Photo of heygeebee
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From Warner's. No BB. into Duvel tulip.

Pours a massive four finger head that fills the tulip. Amber in colour, head is off white. Fades to a film, but a plus is the clingy spotty lace.

Aromas are somewhat sweet. Many fruits in mix. Mango and sweeter citrus.

Flavours are moderate, and lack any real hops bite. Not a bad thing, and there is malt in the mix. Fruits noted include mango, passion fruit. Little resin, if any.

Mouthfeel lowly carbonated and oily. Almost creamy.

Overall, not really a hoppy beer. And it was fridged. And Warner's are dependable. Jury out really.

 579 characters

Prickly Moses The Raconteur IPA from Otway Estate Winery & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 9 ratings