Dredd (784) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is light amber bordering orange with thin head. Aroma is slightly resinous and piney but not as big as i expected based on what I read on the bottle. Flavour is the same, very balanced , bready stonefruit with a medium finish. Given the 7%abv expected a more challenging beer but could quite comfortably have a few of these compared to animals like "The Beast"
Kurtos (172) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma. aroma’s of a tropical fruit punch, with some slight pine notes coming through.
Appearance. Poured from 650ml bottle. Pours a nice cloudy orange colour, looks a little bit like a ginger beer.
Taste. Sweet Tropical flavours, i can taste Banana, Pineapple, Passionfruit and also a piney grapefruit flavour.
Overall. This beer is just like drinking a tropical fruit juice, but in beer form. however at the current price point i would not buy this beer again.
Brenhophead (686) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle. Pours light golden with a small white head and a very nice tropical fruit/pine aroma. Also have a very nice punch bowl fruity flavour that is well balanced with the bitterness. Very nice beer.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale poor with minimal head slightly cloudy. No full on hop aroma but pleasant enough. Nice smooth bitterness that slowly creeps up toward the end. Over all a tasty enough beer. May be lacking in the aroma and flavour as much as I would like but would be happy to have again regardless. Just being fussy.
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a solid American style IPA, although there is something fruity in there - maybe an english yeast. Not bad but maybe more in the pale ale category for hoppiness. But a very well crafted beer. Enjoying this brewery’s offerings.
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Bottle from Slowbeer (640mL). Slightly hazy light orange colour, very appealing in the glass. Aroma dominated by pine, subtle grapefruit and lavender (maybe, something floral anyway). Really nice hop flavours, balanced by some good malt sweetness, some warmth from the alcohol. Really liking this one.
Second helping from a 330mL bottle from Plonk. Same comments, think I enjoyed this one even more.
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the 22 Oz bottle, love the label and product description so, so far so good. At just on cool and into a snifter it yields and average and settle sadly headless bar a desperate ring of white. Body a sparkling pastel shade of orange that radiates the summer months. A whole pineforest consumes the aroma; it is herbaceous, fresh and clean cut with a piercing, weedy spiciness to it that is pleasing and edges of eucalypt, camphor, nettles and lavender that result in weeping eyes. Snappy, tart and tight on the palate; a mere fluid flow of the aroma. All hops but not in an aggressive way. Has a juicy fruit drop to it similar to mango, peach and honeydew. Light, grainy mid-palate with a hint of honey up front to balance. Alcohol’s scarily absent making it and evil beer; dangerously sessionable. Body is medium, medium light and the carbonation low to make it dwell just that little bit longer. I was anticipating an in your face IPA but it is so controlled. I like it. It works. Nice!! (65cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large frothy head strong carbonation pale gold pour aromas fruity rich malt eathyness the flavours strong bitter stonefruit apricot resiny taste pineapple grapefruit sticky taste of honey sweetness so good on palate finish hoppy sweet malt aftertaste lasting bitter typical ipa and not bad at all.
Jado (755) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a light gold colour topped with a thin but lasting white head and fairly vigorous carbonation. Great nose with aromas of pine, tropical fruit and floral notes. The taste is fronted by hop bitterness, giving way to some passionfruit, pine resin and lemon. The only thing is that the body is a bit thin and the palate a bit short. That however means it’s more approachable than some of the bigger IPAs. Pretty good really.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Nice dark orange colour.Great hop aromas. A well balanced beer. lovely hop bitterness on the finish.