gam (3061) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good carbonation with a medium head red brown pour aroma fruity caramel passionfruit flavour fruity hop taste good malt sweetness caramel passionfruit in there aftertaste good hop bitter and fizz plus hop fruit
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange body with thin head. Nice hoppy aroma which carries through to the taste with a faint hint of smoke in the aftertaste.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30ml bottle. Murky and muddy copper dust colour with a tight knit small head. Heavy fruity hop aromas that are inviting and sweet. Very hoppy flavour that hits the mouth full tilt and envelopes all parts. Smooth and enjoyable.
hawthorne00 (2255) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 13C. Pours copper with a modest beige head. High bead. Aroma is full of American hops: grapefruit, pine and a little resin. Taste has some light caramel and stone fruit sweetness underneath tasty but short-lived bitterness. Body is a little on the thin side. There’s nothing terribly complicated here and that’s not a bad thing: this is a highly drinkable beer with a good smack of fresh aromatic hops.
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - AUG 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful unfiltered dark orange. Nose is a bit muted, but citric hops slwly make their way to the top. In the mouth it’s a little more lively. Resonablt full bodied for a sub 5% beer. Medium length citrus hop finish .Not so complex. Good easy drinking. WIth maybe a few more IBUs and a piney hop to offset the citrus this could be a real champ.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Impressive taste. Aroma has grass, pepper, and caramel. Taste has a sweet start, with long-lasting bitterness. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber colour, with a frothy white head.
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark coppery amber with a large, lasting creamy head.
Aroma shows masses of lychee, kumquat, pine, passionfruit, resin, orange marmalade, fruity confectionery, pineapple, etc, etc. Sweet clean malt is not forgotten; seems to be a nice load of crystal in there.
A fair bit of the fruit transfers through as flavours, along with the sweet clean malt. Finish is quite aggressive (and astringent) with a somewhat harsh bitterness.
Carbonation is a little too high, body slightly light.
The sharp, harsh finish really drags this beer down, that aroma was a stunner though.
Stew41 (1662) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit murky in the glass (rusty apricot) but authentic for the style and holds a consistent. albeit thin, head. Nose is lean and shows herbal hops and only the faintest touch of malt. Palate is similar; lean and linear with dry herbal hops and decent bitterness. I like what it is trying to do but needs a bit more oopmh to get going.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark copperish brown with smallish tan coloured head. Nice lacing as it falls away. Aromas are a little subdued to me though US hop aromas do come through. Grapefruit, lychee and perhaps some passionfruit. Some malt sweetness is also apparent in the background. Nice but not as apparent as I would like. Flavours are initially caramel sweetness and some of the fruit. Hop bitterness comes through on the end and whilst not overly assertive it is certainly there never the less. Not too bad but for me some more up front hop aromas would be good.
Maris (914) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 16/5/2010. Has a fantastic, powerful aroma - stonefruits, passionfruit and some peach. Tastes extremely big for a beer which is only 4.7%. Lots of different flavours are evident. Sweet, fruity and malty, with a long, very assertive hop kick, which is almost peppery. Would probably be even better it the finish was just a touch more subdued. However, this is an excellent APA.