Doctor's Orders Plasma | Doctor's Orders Brewing

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Doctor's Orders Brewing

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Great Australasian Beer Fest (May 11-13 2012) in Melbourne saw 60 Australian & New Zealand Craft Brewers commissioned to produce a special festival beer never previously produced by the breweries before. Doctor’s Orders festival beer was Plasma which continues on from where “Iron Lung” left off (everything is better with more hops). Plasma a White IPA is yet another emerging trend that we’re happy to embrace have return in 2013. Judicious hop use dominates Plasma’s aroma, backed up with a balanced mouthfeel defying its alcoholic payload before delivering an extremely long lingering enjoyable bitterness. A deceivingly addictive prescription.

75 IBU

Added by laituegonflable on 07-18-2012

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours yellow with a large white head.
Nose shows citrus, grapefruit, spicy and piny hops. Some soft wheat underneath.
Flavours include big citrus, piny, and resinous hops along with some soft bready notes.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mungus
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of laituegonflable
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried at the GABS festival in Melbourne on Doc's birthday. Have to be nice. Oh and not sure how white IPAs are classified elsewhere on BA but thought American IPA was the safest option.

Pours a pale straw colour with a slight cloudy haze. Head is white, sparse bubbling but sticks around reasonably well. Very pale for such a big beer; definitely intriguing.

Lots of complexity on the nose. Sweet, but spicy, with loads of hops - citrus, passionfruit, pine, mango, really quite lovely. Almost meaty at times, it's so big and those wit and hop notes just bounce off each other in fascinating ways. Really very good.

Again, big hops on the palate. Pine and spruce with lovely fresh floral hops backing up, giving plenty of fruit - citrus and passion and pineapple, tropical and complex but with a big alcohol kick to it as well. Spice comes through late as well as those weizeny esters that give so much more and add to the all-round complexity. Definitely a winner.

A bit boozey and dry, with the phenols, hop oils and yeast together with the alcohol really drying up the palate. Could use a slightly sweeter finish, but otherwise good body.

Very complex without becoming clouded and muddy. Hops are well utilised and the beer is big without tipping the balance at heavy. Enjoyable drop.

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Photo of Harvie
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at GABS in Melbourne, and a number of times since. This review is from the sample taken at GABS.

Pours a very pale yellow colour, with high hazing. Body is soft and quite light. Head is a pure-white ring of fine foam, which leaves commensurate rings of lace as it subsides. Looks good.

Green and citric on the nose, with a bit of savoury meatiness. There's a hint of vegetative cereal character to it as well, which is a bit odd, but it's not bad overall.

Light mealy grain on the entry (again, odd—perhaps the lack of botanicals allows the wheaty characters to come to prominence), before the citric punch of hops comes through mid-palate. Back has some more vegetative brusqueness, while the finish leaves all that clinging hop-oil. Feel is light and clean.

I was afraid that my criticism was going to be a lack of balance, but that's not a problem here; really, it just feels a little less complex and flavoursome than it should. Overall, this is not a bad brew, but it's not Doc's best.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ADZA
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

First try of this brewery and it pours a clear golden hue with a creamy one finger head and clingy lacing here and there, the smell is boozy fruit punch and belgian bready yeast, the mouthfeel is is medium bodied with above moderate carbonation and the tastes are quite a lacklustre affair of pineapple,fruit punch and bready belgian yeast and overall comes across as a drop for the novice craft fan that isnt ready for the real thing yet cheers.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, Pours yellow with a large fluffy white head. Aroma citrus, grapefruit, spicy and piny hops. Taste citrus, pine, passionfruit, pineapple and bready.

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Photo of dgilks
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy golden colour with a smooth white head. Fair head retention.

Clean, floral lychee aroma with some citrus and fruit notes.

Lightly wheat with some harsh bitterness. Some floral hops but this is way out of balance.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Okay.

Not all that great. The bitterness kills it and makes it quite unpleasant.

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Doctor's Orders Plasma from Doctor's Orders Brewing
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 12 ratings