hawthorne00 (2351) - 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 (955) - 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.
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows ridiculously fresh hops... like that green, just picked flowers and fresh mown grass smell. Lots of resin, very sweet, very spicy. Amazing. Plenty of cookie dough malt to back it up as well.
Loads more cookie dough as a flavour, along with a fair bit of bready malt before transitioning to a hint of grainy-ness. some nutty notes in there as well, pecans or something.
Lively carbonation is a bit excessive, but the body is quite smooth.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a slightly greenish tinge. Minimal head though i suspect this one was not capped properly. Aroma is full of bready yeast. I am really not getting much else. Unfortunately I seemed to have missed all the expected hop aromas. Flavours are a little bland as once again I am really only getting the yeast. None of the expected hop bitterness. Average at best.
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and lively beer, with a great nose. Light cloudy yellow, with a nice off white head. Palate is a bit thin, with a slightly funny yeast character... But immensely quaffable, and a good session beer.. although not at the price...
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Delicious. Aromas of citrus, and pine. Taste starts sweet, with some sourness, and a long bitter finish. Palate is velvety, with a light-to-medium body. Cloudy yellow, with a frothy white head.
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
an amazing beer full of hop flavour, smack in the face... one of my fav beer to come out in 2009
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Nate. As he says it may be a bit passed it, but i still enjoyed it. Looked a bit piss weak, very light straw yellow. Aroma is malt accentuated with faint hops. In the mouth is quite heavy and the resonious hops are interesting. Overall well done. Fresher I could only imagine it mgght be a few points higher. Cheers Nate!
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours pale golden with a small white head. Okay first off Iím not sure about the freshness of this bottle but here goes anyway...nice fruity hop aroma - mainly tropical fruit mix with a faint grassy even resiny backdrop. The flavour is quite subtle by way of malt backbone but does enough to support the fruity hops which are obviously the showcase in this beer. Itís not heavy on the palate making this one very quaffable, with a smooth bitterness that lingers through to the finish. All up a solid APA but I think it may have lost itís punch after some time in the bottle.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy pale golden with a small white head. Aroma has some soft citrus and sulfur, not over the top but not too enjoyable. Some nutty malt character in there too. Light mouthfeell, the malt comes through more that the hops which is strange for a supposably hoppy beer. Its definitely not cloying and could be something you could drinka lot of. ome interesting citrus and stonefruit flavours come through with some spicy esters. Seems a bit muddled. Pretty good but not the best from this brewer.