gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl from Oak Barrel, Sydney, on July 17, 2013.
Clear copper color, fluffy off-white head. Hoppy, fruity, resin, caramel, some alcohol scent. Hoppy, citrus, malty taste. Smooth, low co2 mouthfel, medium bitterness. Some yeast residue in the bottom.
jonas (6540) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange amber, low offwhite head. Light papery malt, metallic earthy bittering hops. Medium light body. Clayish herbal finish. Did not get much of the aromatic hops - old bottle (bb feb 16)?
mkel07 (4880) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottleshop. Looks good, smells good, is good. Strong honey colour with floral aromas and a loose head. Resinous aftertaste and sits in the mouth well.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold pour strong carbonation aromas rich hops and malt floral the flavours a crispness mild bitter stone fruit citrus caramel grassy hops nice sweetness some lemon tastes come out weak at first but are very good the finish what tastes are there is good some crispness good hops some decent balance floral note promising brewery
danlo (2208) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear orange amber colour, large frothy off-white head and nice aroma of passionfruit & floral citrus hop. Taste is malt caramel with tropical fruits, tangy grapefruit and resiny pine bitterness. Foamy mouth feel, medium bodied, high carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.
davidm (2050) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Olinda Cellars.
8 Ar: grass, hints of caramel
9 Ta: sweet and bitter, long length
4 Pal: velvety, and medium bodied
4 App: amber, with a frothy head
17 Ov: great hoppy ale
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, very fruity, citrus, spices and hops. Taste is fruity and hoppy and little watery. OK.
zebra (1591) - Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
nothing about Man Singh on the label, this must be a different ipa. wasn’t sure if they had halloween down under, but saw trick-or-treaters out tonight. / rocky, rotten eggs, cloudy, cough drop, basement aromas, umami, medium, white, heavy
highlandlad (1463) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
An interesting miss in my opinion. Sauvin seems to work better with lighter, less malt-heavy styles. The relationship here between malt and hop is uneasy, like a couple of strangers stuck in a lift. They have to muddle through together but they’re not very comfortable with it. Hazy bronze with a thin head. Fruity aroma of green apples, passionfruit, tinned pears and some Sauvin gooseberry notes. Faint cat pee from the Sauvin. The first taste impression is a big mouth-filling slug of malt and then the hops clamour for attention. I like Sauvin but it’s used to better effect in lagers. Reasonable bitterness here, quite sour in the swallow. (330ml bottle from Carrington Cellars.)
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2015 From a 330ml bottle on 22/10/2015. Pours a clear deep golden with a medium head. Has a mild aroma of caramel with a bit of fruit on top. Take a sip and there’s a decent dash of caramel malt, some indistinct fruitiness, and a moderate hop bittereness. I can’t detect any Sauvin in there at all. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Doesn’t really present as an IPA for mine, as it’s pretty light on for hops. More a just decent, malt forward APA.