imaragingbull (500) - Sydney, - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ union hotel. Pours cloudy orange gold with decent off white head and big lace. Aromas of passionfruit, goose berry and citrus. A touch grassy and a light caramel over a bit of graininess. Med light body. Bitterness moderate, a touch sharp and mineral but light flavors from malt and hops linger. Fruity, a touch grainy and subtly toasty on finish. Refreshing beer.
mkel07 (2340) - 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.
davidm (1801) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 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
highlandlad (1379) - 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.)
rhsiung (340) - 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