varanid99 (663) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky deep amber pour with a big-bubbled pale brown head. It looks a bit rough (the head looks like an early homebrew attempt) but the smell makes up for it - big pineapple, apricot, oranges, resin, and nice malt underneath. Taste is big, malty start - more like an English IPA, but with good bitterness, tropical fruit, apricot, resin, a little bitter on the finish and fairly thick. Pretty bloody good, just a little too much carbonation for me
Rosslew (317) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pineapple leads the tropical element on nose. Biscuity and malty there is a grand finale with bitterness. A great old style version. 330ml, 6.2%, 1.6std drks.
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fletchfighters (1234) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle
Hazy, dark copper color. Massive light tan head. Just a tad bit over carbonated. OK, way over carbonated. Good lacing though.
Nose is mostly caramel. Big backbone and some stone fruit. Got some whifs of plastic at first but settled down into malt.
Very English taste. Biscuit and caramel malt. Lots of stone fruit. Peach and apricot. Lots of resin though. Oily as heck. Dry finish. Medium bodied. Initial carbonation aside, not too shabby an effort.
LesArgen (257) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big malty IPA with caramel and even a little chocolate combining with pine needles and grapefruit to produce a really smooth beer.
Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surely a bit NQR? Miles off the commercial description. Old style with minerals and rust but not much by way of fresh hops and resin. Seems unduly restrained.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a red amber with a foamy off white head that doesn’t hold. Very low carbonation, even for an ipa. Almost flat. Strong citrus and piney aroma, with a big malt sweetness to follow. Taste is a well balanced caramel with citrus and stonefruit. Resinous bitterness to match the oily texture. A nice drop, but was very undercarbed
Lunkie (1544) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal hop spice aroma. Murky brown amber colour with good head & lacing. Herbal spice malt flavour. Fizzy palate.
vanvenlo (1406) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slowbeer bottle (28-Jun-2014) Spice grapefruit aroma.Cloudy brown colour, solid head&fluffy lacing.Big herbal grapefruit flavour.Herbal bitter finish &spicy veg aftertaste.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 mil bottle from Low buy Lilydale big hop resin pine aroma colour is deep amber with tan head taste resin hops a little to bitter
mkel07 (4251) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Scratch Bar. Second beer from Black Dog and equally as awesome as the first.