Thursday 2 December 2021

Mountain Culture Beer Co - Wet Bandits - Oat Cream IPA - Beer Review

Review Date: 1/12/2021
Brewery Name: Mountain Culture Beer Co (Katoomba, NSW, Australia)
Beer Name: Oat Cream IPA

Beer number 1 of our Beer Cartel Advent Calendar for 2021

Check out our full run down and review of the 2021 Beer Cartel Christmas Beer Advent Calendar

"We were honoured that our mates at Beer Cartel asked us to kick off this year's Advent Calendar so we put together something special. Wet Bandits is packed to the brim with DJ's two favourite hops to use over the past 12 months. Citra is a favourite of many for the punch it packs in the form of bursting mangoes and grapefruit however Riwaka can be a bit more of an acquired taste that you may have noticed through many MCBC beers this year. Riwaka is by far DJ's favourite hop currently thanks to its complexity and unique spicy, herbal characteristics with the refreshing grapefruit and lemon undertones. We paired them both up in this luxurious Oat Cream IPA, with it's minimal bitterness and soft, silky mouthfeel to celebrate Christmas and the year that has been with you all."

Mountain Culture - Wet Bandits Oat Cream IPA Can


Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 7.4% (High Strength)

Label/Design: 8/10 - cool colours, interesting & unique design. Eye catching.
Serving Style: Can - 355ml
Region of Origin: Pacific (Australia, New Zealand)
Style Family: IPA
Malts/Adjuncts: Oats, Lactose, others unknown
Hops: Riwaka, Citra
IBU's: Unknown

Mountain Culture Wet Bandits Oat Cream IPA - Can Notes


Colour: Pale Gold


Brilliant Clear Slight Haze Hazy

Collar of Foam & Head Retention


(Up to 15 secs)

(15 - 60 secs) 

(more than 60 secs)

Foam Texture

N/A Thin Fluffy Mousse-Like

Carbonation (Visible)

None Slow Medium Fast-Rising Bubbles

Alcohol Aroma

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh


Esters Aroma: None
Phenols: None

Malt aroma was minimal and almost undetectable given the overpowering hop presence

Flavour & Aftertaste

Alcohol Taste:

Not Detectable Mild Noticeable Strong Harsh

 (Surprising given the high alcohol content)

Hop Bitterness:

Restrained Moderate Aggressive Harsh

Malt Sweetness:

Low Medium High Cloying


Low Medium High


Light Bodied
Medium Bodied
(Light + Full)
Full Bodied
(Round, Rich & Creamy)

Palate Carbonation: 

Low Medium High


(Up to 15 seconds)
(15 to 60 seconds)
(More than 60 seconds)

Oxidative/Aged Qualities: None


Mountain Culture Wet Bandits Oat Cream IPA in the Craftd Alpha glass

Drinkability: 8/10
Overall Impression: 8/10

Notes: Very full on flavor packed beer. Malt details are hard to determine due to the massive hop presence but no doubt contribute to the nice smooth mouth feel. Unmissable taste of classic citra hops. Notes of pineapple and mango as well. Lactose is subtle. Super hazy. Super tasty. Alcohol content barely noticeable.

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