bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good frothy white head, American Pale Ale but not as full on as others I have tried, lemon and fruit in the taste, cascade hops on the nose, dull golden straw body, a good APA but it loses it towards the end, similar to little creatures but more suited for my palate.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Dark gold-light copper colour, clear, nice head. Smells (and tastes for that matter) a lot like Little Creatures. It has that floral, lychee, Nivea hand cream, US hop character I just canít manage to get in my own APAs. Itís so similar to LC I wonder if they use a hopback. Icing sugar malt sweetness is overrun by big, prickly, herbal hop flavour with some vanilla and Brazil nuts in there somewhere. Bitterness is big and LONG with a quinine character. It finishes quite rough (not necessarily in a bad way but it doesnít seem as classy) which is the only thing that really sets it apart from LC. Itís funny, just by looking at the bottles I had a feeling that this breweryís beers would be good (and I was right!) - the only thing I can think is that the descriptions on the bottle made them sound like they knew what they were talking about.
RR: A bottle I suspect was from the same batch as my original rating (16/08/05.) Age hasnít really done it any favours. Hop aroma is very much subdued, with a weird phenolic, almost roast malt-esque character throughout. Certainly not as bitter as it was either. This one was more of a typical, middle-of-the-road Aussie APA, unfortunately.
bevy (1) - beechworth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brilliant copper colour, with a strong tightly packed head. A slight
chill haze is present and adds to the depth of the copper hue.
On the nose smells of ripe melons and passionfruit and apricots can be detected, indicating the high hop profile of this ale.
The pallet is very rounded and quite full, with some up front malt and
tropical fruit flavors, light carbonation, and very leasent lingering