Ratman197 (13260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a cloudu amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness, earthiness, yeast and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit and earthiness with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours copper with a decent beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a dry caramel malt flavor with a serious dose of hop bitterness.
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is treacle, pine resin and floral. Med body or better. Flavor is pine/resin, floral and hints of tobacco. Resiny hop grenade.
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 26/06/15. 33cl bottle. Hazy amber colour with a thin white head. Medium body and carbonation. Amazing aroma - passionfruit, hops, citrus. Bitter and hoppy on the palate. Malt backbone. Tropical fruit flavour - passionfruit, guava, kiwi, lemon. This is a lovely beer - a delicious fruity bitter hop bomb.
oRos (1545) - 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 (54) - 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 (2100) - 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 (1470) - 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 (1334) - 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).