HopMagnet (16) - Katoomba, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle, BeerBud Advent Pack. Rich amber with foamy head and moderate carbonation. Refreshing piney resinous stonefruits aroma. Malty flavours topped off with caramel and citrus. Good length and balance overall.
drjoeng (458) - - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.1%ABV. American Pale Ale.
Tapped out a clear dark amber. 14°SRM.
The nose has some righteously roasted malt aroma that was just inviting. Really opened up the palate for the first mouthful.
Mouthfeel was soapy and thick with a well balanced carbonation. The palate had flavors of browned wheat toast, honey puffs, toasted hazelnuts, and toffee.
The finish was hoppy and medium-long with pronounced hop character represented by pine, grass and resin. Faintly hyssop with some nice fresh herb bitterness. Not enough to be an IPA, but almost getting there. Quite unexpected.
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jonas (6406) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slummed from bottle.
Nice hop aromatics.
Medium light body, light on malt notes.
Grassy, piney finish
LimeGreenHalo (13) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very refreshing beer. Short lasting fizzy head. Full of piney resinous hops balanced by a veritable sweetness from the malts. Good stuff
Wim (3392) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On holiday amber coloured sparkling body with an off white head and a spicy hop malt aroma a spicy malt hop bitter taste with a bitter finish
DylansDad (519) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweeter end of citrus, a bit of floral shot through with lime on a brass/ caramel malt and lemon coming through at the end. Caramel increases as it warms.Light body. Good stuff.
ShaneJ (802) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk (March 2015). Dark amber/copper, fine off-white head, rich malty aroma, subtle citrus/grapefruit bitterness, sweet toffee-like malt, medium body, slick texture, quite good.
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange with small head. Slight grapefruit and peach aromas. Full bodies with some malt to chew on and plenty of tropical fruit at the front. Short lived bitterness that isn’t unpleasant. Solid pale.
TedE (724) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Floral hop/pine nose. Looks the goods, golden/bronze beer with solid white two finger head. A few lazy bubbles. Medium body, spritzy with a faint malt taste. Finish is bittersweet lemon. Delicious, well balanced.
alang51 (57) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yes loses carb but not really an issue. Some pine but more grapefruit and malt. Better than most.