sinkas (291) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The brewers have demonstrated in a beer exactly what it feels like to pick hops in the field
Brenhophead (670) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL bottle 2012 harvest, pours a clear almost straw colour but the aroma is amazing.. smells like fresh cut grapefruit/mandarin/orange wow. Those aromaís really flow through to the flavour and they all mingle well, very low level of pale malt flavour and this makes the hops shine! i see so much potential for this hop.
LesArgen (276) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 Thereís a lot of sweet citrus on the nose, followed by very earthy notes (almost like a stale bag of chips) and then a lot of resin at the finish. All up, the aroma itís a bit unpleasant for my taste. In the mouth thereís some orange flavour with a fairly restrained hop presence and more of that yeasty earthiness. Thereís little of the hoppy bitterness youíd expect from a beer that bills itself as being hopped to the hilt, and it finishes a little short.
20 August 2012 - Had another bottle of this, not realising Iíd had it before. I didnít notice so much earthiness this time, and certainly no stale bag of chips, so I wonder if I got a bad bottle last time. Thatís not to say I donít get any yeast - certainly itís still there. Other than that, the flavours were the same as last time. Still a little thin and short on the palate.
jpeldrid (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A citrus smelling beer with a lemon/lime feeling about it. Looks fine and had a good head. Really enjoyed and is a great summer session beer.
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy yellow with lasting head. Strong hop nose, tropical fruits and citrus, pleasant bitterness in the taste, drinks well though a touch more body would do the trick.
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap at the Wheatsheaf, Adleaide througha hopinator stuffed with an experimantal Australian hop. the aroma was big, herbal and fruity hop character with some quite complex floral notes too. A clean, quite pale in colour beer with the added hop hit from the hopinator. Nicely done!
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Very surprised by this oneís rating. Aroma is fantastic. Lots of tropical fruits. Lychee, passionfruit, citrus. Less fruits in the flavour but still a little bit there, hops play a small role. Light pale malts back the beer. Much better than some are letting on to be
mkel07 (4515) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Golden bright amber colour with a large thick white head that is deep like fresh snow. Aroma of freshly picked oranges and mandarins with a piney backdrop from the hop cones. Zingy and zesty in the mouth.
hawthorne00 (3046) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Bottle, 12C. Pours pale gold with a large fluffy white head. Smells of grapefruit, blood oranges and a little resin with an odd (but not unpleasant) Wit-like yeast note - although a lot less than some others look to have found. The hop aroma is fresh but mild. Thereís light nectarine sweetness underneath aromatic but modest bitterness. Utterly frivolous throwing around of fresh hops with just enough malt to make it work. Fresh and lovely seasonal session beer. [3.6]
[5/11] 2011 version: as above, but with more tropical fruit notes in both aroma and taste - lychees and passionfruit I suppose - and a touch of spice in the finish. That (odd yeast?) character is there again, but I still donít mind it. The hops are interesting and very unusual. [3.6]
[4/12]2012 version. Hazy yellowish orange with a modest white head. Aroma of oranges, lychees, gooseberries, menthol, marijuana. Fruity with a dry and quite bitter finish thatís still overmatched by the green hops. [3.6]
2013 version - again different hops. Aroma is less tropical and green - a little cleaner with lime joining lychees and passionfruit. Bitterness is higher and the finish is dry and buzzing. Liked this version better. [3.7]
Maris (1225) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 330ml bottle on 15/5/2010. Has an unusual yeasty citrus aroma - as claimed on the label, itís orange that comes immediately to mind. This one was packed with as much yeast sediment as Iíve found in a beer. Flavour wise, itís as curious as its aroma. Citrus fruits predominate (orange again, and some lemon) but the big hop kick which is promised just doesnít eventuate, with the bitterness moderate at best.