Category Archives: American Milkshake IPA

Carbon Brews Peachy Lil’ Beach

Brewery: Carbon Brews
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Milkshake IPA
Other Notes: 8 IBUs. Hops – Sabro and 692. Malts – Pilsner, Carapils, Wheat and Oats. Yeast – Chico. Adjuncts – Peach, Mango, Passionfruit, Raspberry, Lactose and Vanilla. Experience – Fruity, creamy and tart

Brewer Description: (from website) Tropical fruits dominate with Passionfruit, peach raspberry. On the palate the lacto souring comes through with stonefruit becoming more prominant, subtle vanilla. Mouthwatering and refreshing.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.87
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 330ml can, with a best before date of 12th November 2021. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy orange pinkish colour with a two finger white head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Tart and sweet, fruited ice cream, peach gummy rings, passionfruit, raspberry and vanilla.
Taste: Tart, fruity, juicy, sweet. Sour peach gummy rings, raspberry, vanilla, sugar.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice fruitiness, but a bit too sweet candy like, and not enough ‘milkshake’ for me.

Heroes Grow Up Lemonade Milkshake IPA

Brewery: Heroes Beer Co.
Country: Hong Kong
ABV: 5%
Style: American Milkshake IPA
Other Notes: 25 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from can) You win, here is your milkshake. You guys just absolutely need a milkshake to go with your burger don’t you? So we made a milkshake, with hops and fresh lemons, just for you. Using peels and pulps from local lemons produced by Siu Chak Farm in Yuen Long, this zesty, smooth lemonade milkshake IPA is our answer for all you overaged kids.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.2
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 330ml can, canned on 22nd October 2020, and with a best before date of 22nd July 2021. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A nice hazy golden straw orange colour with an almost two finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Lemon, lemon zest, lemon cake, vanilla.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly sour, lemonade, lemon zest, lactose, vanilla, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable and extremely easy to drink. It’s as it says, a lemonade milkshake. I wish I got to try a can earlier as it’s about 7 weeks old now.

Lervig Freakshake

Brewery: Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Country: Norway
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Milkshake IPA
Other Notes: Hops – Citra and Galaxy

Brewer Description: (from description on ratebeer) This milkshake IPA was inspired by Australia’s “Freakshakes” that throw every treat imaginable into a mashup of drink and dessert. So we took all our best malts, lactose, a squirt of vanilla, and the cherry on top is hundreds of kilos of Citra and Australia’s most sought after hop, the ultra-tropical Galaxy. Hoppy, super full-bodied and tropical, you might want to drink it with a straw.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 500ml can, canned on 9th September 2019 and with a best before date of 9th June 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy straw orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, lactose, light tropical fruit, mango and peach.
Taste: Moderately sweet, vanilla, lactose, hints of tropical fruit and a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A little bit too sweet from the vanilla and lactose flavours. The tropical fruits were kind of weak for me and it would have been much better if it was stronger as it would have helped balance the sweetness.