oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at mikkeller bar sf. Pours copper with white head. Nice fruit aroma. Beer is very bitter with a clean finish
Soupoftoday (44) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best Australian IPA /IIPA you can get. Huge flavour and perfectly balanced. Nice malt backbone supports a hop onslaught of stone fruit, passion fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, mango and slight hit of pine resin. Drinks very easy for the ABV. Easily as good as the most acclaimed New Zealand and American IPA’s whilst still tasting unique to Australia. If you see it, get it.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mil bottle from Low Buy Lilydale big hoppy aroma amber in colour with white head taste is the same with bitter finish
Muggus69 (1491) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel
Presents a murky amber body with small tight foam.
BOOM! Serious hop nose on this one; lychee, passionfruit, honeydew, grass, leafy resin, citrus rind. Theres some toasty, honeyed malt in amongst the maelstrom, but HOPS
Body is full, perhaps not as much as expected, but long and oily on the palate.
The assault continues on the palate, perhaps a touch restrained but still intense; resin, melon, unripe passionfruit & guava, citrus & pine, with sweet biscuity, honeyed, slightly raisiny malts. Big resiny bitterness lingers on a warming finish.
Serious stuff, one for the hop lovers for sure!
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent imperial with not quite enough oomph to rank among the top grade. Deep bronze with a thick head. Classic IPA aroma - toffee malts, ripe fruits. Figs, mango, fruit cordial. Slick body. Ripe and rounded on the tongue. Clean, piney finish. Quite drying. I’m not sure why but this didn’t ring my bell. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)
beer-yum (792) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 Alluring aroma is backed up by a full bodied flavour and nicely balanced bitter finish. A standout beer in one tasting session but subsequently easily surpassed by the local contender (Panhead Vandal).
varanid99 (663) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/gold pour with a tight white head; similar in appearance to the bling but a bit less carbed. Tropical fruit aroma, pineapple, passionfruit, and malt underneath. Taste was a bit understated - I was expecting a bigger version of Bling, and it was that, but the bitterness was a bit underwhelming. Sweetish, overall fairly good, but just missing something
NBird (490) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks. Red tinged amber, sml-med head.
Smells.big caramel malts, piney and resinous hop character
Tastes. Big piney resinous hops, big sweet malts, a little alcohol burn.
Hop_Hedonist (313) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malt dominant - not enough hops for me - try Garage Project Pernicious Weed for a hoppy but not ball-tearing imperial IPA.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark orange with a slightly tanned white head. Very sweet tropical aromas, largely of pineapple and grapefruit and some caramel sweetness. Excellent malt backbone to balance the hops. The best description I can come up with is a ’sticky’ sweetness. But this makes it delicious. Fruity, citrus and pine tastes also. A winner