stoutnick (504) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like a lager - golden brown. Smells like a malt bomb - caramel sweet and toffee. Taste is the same - sickly - with a big dose of resin. Not my sort of pale ale at all, and just not balanced in any hop driven sense. Overall, wouldn’t drink this one again.
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong citrus fruit aroma. Cloudy pale brown colour with big head. Strong bitter flavour with a slight malt profile. Med body and carbonation
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ShaneJ (499) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cellar Door (October 2013). Slightly murky amber/brown, lasting off-white head, mango, passionfruit, grass, sweet caramel, bready malts, full body, creamy texture, long bitter finish. A rock-solid pale ale.
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle. Gassy on opening, pours an orange tinted pale brown colour, very cloudy. Large off white head frothy/rocky head. Strong aromas of roasted malt and pine, with a hint a of roasted, smokey character. Notes of grapefruit, pine and honey, rather earthy. Flavour is an initial sweet caramel malt, with notes of a grainy bread. Pine and grapefruit bitter finish, slightly nutty malt flavour. Medium body, soft but pleasant carbonation. Slightly sticky and creamy mouthfeel.
Overall, very malty with a strong bitter finish for a pale ale, but balanced very well
gam (3216) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gassy ale big off white head misty amber pour aromas hoppy mainly floral note the flavours citrus grapefruit grassy note tropical fruits honey malt pear lychee passionfruit goes together well hops are sharp okay bitter at the finish good session stuff
vanvenlo (1225) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slowbeer bottle (8-Feb-2014) Big fruit, stewed and sweet malt aroma.Cloudy dark amber brown, decent head and sticky sheet and suds lace.Sweet malt herbal fruit flavour.Stark light metallic fruit bitter crisp finish and herbal grapefruit after.
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet fruit herbal hop malt aroma. Murky amber colour excellent head & lacing. Herbal spice hop malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
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Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a massive head.
Nose shows some caramel along with spicy, herbal and floral hops.
More spicy and floral hops as flavours along with fruity notes and some caramel.
Carbonation is way too high, annoyingly so.
vinhol (265) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mil bottle from low buy Lilydale poured into glass huge white head aroma is hoppy fruity cloudy amber in colour taste us fruity with malt backbone well balanced very drinkable
Niksko (325) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a finger or so of foamy off white head.
Nose is really fresh and vibrant. I get grapefruit peel, bubblegum, caramel and a hint of dough.
Drinking this reveals a huge depth of flavour. I get an initial touch of caramel sweetness, along with a grainy note and some citrus. The mid palate is dominated by grapefruit and pine flavours and the finish is fairly bitter for a pale ale, with a nutty biscuity note.
Body is medium, and the carbonation is spot on.
I really like this beer. There’s a good bit of everything. Balance between the hop and the malt flavours, enough bitterness and enough complexity.