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 (1685) - 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 (2460) - 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 (14668) - 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 (2345) - 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.
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Pours a clear light amber with a small white head. Sweet and bitter with lots of hops and caramel aromas. Some grape fruit in the hops aromas. Medium bodied, Medium carbonation. Dry finish.
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBJG2. Clear golden colour, aroma is fruity orange, big hoppiness. Taste is less hoppy, much less harsh, fruity, bit umami, maybe seafood. Big difference between smell and taste. Nice.
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks Unm4rk3d. Pale yellow colour with a small white head. Almost no lacing. Mild hops citrus aroma. Sweet hops fruit flavour.
Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of Unm4rk3d at RBJG, thanks! Nice name, extra point. Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of spoiled fruit. Taste is bitter fruit.