Aboriginal Gangster
Burley Oak Brewing Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,183
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,625
Avg:
4 | pDev: 7.25%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
108
From:
Burley Oak Brewing Co.
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  6
Gots
  9
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: This is not your typical IPA...We used New Zealand Motueka hops, which present nice lemon-lime citrus notes, followed by a tropical fruit finish. The use of these hops creates a softer bitterness while retaining the bite of an IPA. This batch also features New Zealand Pacific Jade hops, which impart herbal spicy aromas and flavors.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 108
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Poured a hazy bronze color with a small white head that retained as a ringlet, leaving dots of lacing on the glass. The aroma was money...very nice and distinctive nose of lemon-lime, with an appropriately subdued malty sweet base. Things kind of fell apart in the taste, unfortunately. Departing from the lush aroma, the taste was quite malty up front, grainy, followed by an unripe mango skin bitterness, that finished with a somewhat metallic aftertaste. If this was an IPA, it was a messy one. Body was light-medium, and other than the aroma, I didn't find this one to be very good overall.

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Overall, just a great all around go to IPA. I know they are getting a canning line soon, wish they would can this one.

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Aboriginal Gangster from Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 108 ratings