Rosslew (212) - - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Actually doesn't taste half as hoppy as its Bling Bling big brother. A bit tarter in the citrus taste. Not carbonated. Thick foam atop but laces. Mouthfeel is a bit sharper but it has an almost minty edge. Flicks back of the tongue with expected IPA finish.
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monoroc (26) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper to brown color with a big and solid head. Aroma is malt, citrus fruits and a bit floral. Medium to heavy malty backbone with a taste of orange, brown sugar, a bit of pine. rather narrow, medium lasting bitterness. Good carbonation level. Overall a solid IPA with a faint floral touch.
Jmar33 (158) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Nice IPA, closer to the pale ale territory than IPA but I suppose it’s trying to compete with hop hog. It’s good, but not ’hop hog’ good.
HKdIPA (238) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Dark hazy amber pour - maybe too dark? Thick foamy, slightly yellowed head. Aroma is dank sweet fruity hops. Taste is big fruity and bitter hops. A bit muddled though - dank and bitter. Not bad though - lots of flavor, just seems to be missing some direction. Slightly vegetal finish. Tastes higher ABV than it is. Not bad but not great value here.
Necrobrew (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a IPA glass. Rich golden colour with a robust white head. Very hoppy, with citrus and pine coming through, with a malt balance and backbone. Extremely enjoyable.
Sevenlee (1332) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine and plenty of hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish. Nice.
Niksko (338) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a burnt orange with some fluffy white head. Nose is grapefruit, caramel, lemon blossom, pineapple, . Flavor is lots of grapefruit, pine, a bit of biscuit, hint of pineapple. Moderately bitter finish on a medium body.
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured into the Spiegelau glass that came with the beer, pours a nice golden colour with a solid 1 finger head.
Aroma. Aroma of sweet and juicy fresh citrus.
Taste. A strong pine flavour up front, followed by a nice mintiness.
Overall. Quite a good beer full of flavour yet very mild at the same time, very unique for it’s kind.
StevieT (609) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. A very well balanced beer, hops and malt in equal doses, the bitterness lingers on the palate but with a smooth malt finish. I like it.
varanid99 (507) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange, darkish gold pour, persistent off white head. Malty, caramel, citrusy, pine, tropical fruit aromas. TAste is caramel, fruit, pine, orange brown sugar, sweetish, but piney, resiny bitterness cuts through. Tried this after sequential tasting of the single hop 4-pack - brings it all together nicely!