Niksko (570) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden orange with not much head at all.
Nose is lots of fresh fruit. Pineapple, orange. mango, and also some banana. There’s also an orange candy component and a sweet caramel note.
The taste is more fresh fruit. The citrus dominates, but I’m really digging the banana notes in here from the yeast. There’s also some more tropical components (mango, pineapple) and there’s a bit of sweet caramel to back it up. But this is definitely from the west coast school of IPAs. The finish is quite dry, with a subtle hint of biscuit and a moderate grapefruit and pine bitterness.
Body is on the lighter side of medium, spot on carbonation.
A really enjoyable beer. The hops are balanced perfectly, and there’s not too much sweetness. It also just has that almost indescribable clean quality that makes it really refreshing and delicious.
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely floral hoppy aromas. Pours a cloudy copper colour and has nice citrus flavours. An excellent IPA that is very easy to drink.
DeliriumT (459) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh hop aroma which is slightly duller than you might expect from a 7% IPA. Nice pale copper colour. Flavour is sweet and hoppy
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bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not an overly present aroma. Light golden pour. Alcohol is a bit overpowering, not the best balance. A confusing beer for me.
Shawley (5) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The name of this beer sums up the taste, fig jam. Beer pour well with great aromas the beer it self is very sweet and citrusy with lots of hops.
Muggus69 (1900) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
640mL bottle BB Oct ’13
Pale gold body, bit of haze, tight white head painting nice lace in its wake.
Hops dominate the aroma; mandarin, grapefruit, lime peel - a bit different from the norm. Pale malt background; some husky grain and light toastiness.
Good full palate, chewy malt texture. Plenty of weight suggests a hefty abv without warmth or fusels.
Plenty of hop flavour coming through on the body; citrusy lime and mandarin and grapefruit, throw in a touch of mango too. Malt is supporting with a touch of sweet cereals and golden syrup. Bitterness perhaps a bit restrained for style, but clean and provides a nice balance. Decent length.
A tasty drop. Not as aggressive as many of the style tend to be, leaning towards good drinkability and nice flavour, even at a sizeable abv.
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a fading white head.
Nose shows sweet malt, biscuity and bready malt with earthy, resinous and floral hops leading to orange marmalade characters.
Very similar flavours. Biscuity and bready malt, lots of sweetness followed by resinous hops and marmalade.
Carbonation is a little low.
Real nice understated English IPA.
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear golden - white head. Nice bitterness, fig notes, fruity, caramel, grassy, bitterness, zesty, light caramel, ok hoppy, light sweetness.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad offering, but not one you would go back for. It is really subdued compared to other IPA’s on offer.
jonno (2417) - JAPAN - APR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very British. Citrus and perfumey marmalade/toffee on the nose. Big tawny body which adds a splash of character, but is a bit too much in the long run. Toffee, bready body sits on the vegetal and herbal hops until they submit. Better than expected.