Davros (1484) - 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.
Iphonephan (1228) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at temple bar. Light golden with a thick head. Citrus and grass in the aroma. Nice hoppy citrus flavor. Not much bitterness.
MrHangover (1102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ beer temple. Pours a clear pale color with a nice, frothy head. Aroma is full of hops resins. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit. Flavor is incredibly hoppy. Nice balanced bitter. Very juicy.
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.
PotjeBier (963) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Beer Temple. Pale blonde color, hazy. Large white rocky head. Aroma’s boast out of the glass: citrus, resin, herbal hops, very refreshing, acidic almost, with something funky retronasal (smoke? wood?). Flavor is very mild in comparison, grainy, lightly bitter. Body is thin. Medium bitter finish, more aroma than bitter from the hops. Slightly dry. Interesting, but a big difference between aroma & flavor.
sic1314 (959) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unusual find on tap in Amsterdam , but well worth it. Was nice and hazy with minimal head and had a heavy grapefruit flavour with a dry, bitter aftertaste.
MJGG (852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille de 33 cl. Arômes explosifs de fruits tropicaux (fruit de la passion, mangue, goyave). Robe blonde, légèrement trouble, petite dentelle et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, un malt croustillant supporte le houblon très fruité et aromatique en procurant de délicates notes de pain blanc. Finale sèche et amère. Très aromatique et particulièrement juteux et fruité. Excellent !
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold, nice head and lacing. Deliciously fresh hop aroma which morphs as you drink it, starting off like a cross between Alpha Pale Ale and LCPA of old, then progressing to lemon marmalade, subtle Galaxy-esque weediness and NS-style grapiness. If they are using Galaxy (or something similar) they’re getting impressively refined character out of it. The flavour doesn’t really deliver on what the aroma promises, but it still goes alright. Initial hop flavour is good, malt is slight and a little milky but the whole lot trails away very quickly. Bitterness barely registers, but as the malt has disappeared by then it’s probably for the best. I was initially let down but then I realised I got through a few bottles in no time flat, so they must be doing something right. But it’s hard not to want a bit more guts after a great aroma like that.
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-- Poured a cloudy honey yellow color, with a fluffy bright white head that settled to a one finger in height. Pretty obvious lively carbonation and a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. Good head retention to the beer.
S-- Sweet and spicy hops with a Belgian like biscuit malt smell. Has a fresh cut grass smell to this. Smells a lot like a NZ Sav Blanc. Grass smell becomes larger as it warms up.
T-- Spicy hops first and the biscuit malt does kick in. Very lively carbonation again in this. A lot of grassy tones to this with, some lemon as well.
M-- Lots of carbonation, already said that though. Very crisp and fresh tasting. Lot of lemon and fresh cut grass to this. Hop flavor is fairly reserved and does not hammer away at you like others in this style do. More of an acidic taste and feel. Just a bit of a pine feel at the very end, not big though.
D-- . Heavy grassy tones and this carries it well. Needs a bigger grapefruit presence though as the lemon does become enough after a bit. Malt character is quite interesting and a good touch.
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.