ShaneJ (771) - 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 (2719) - 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 (3732) - 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 (703) - 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.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours bright orange with a small firm white head. Nose is very pine driven with a touch of grass and grapefruit. Taste is very balanced between pine and grapefruit. Bitter-sweet and sessionable finish to it. Very tasty and clean stuff
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy hardly clear pale orange with big rocky dishsoap off white head and cloudy lace. Big aromas of pine spruce citrus, caramel malt toffee, honey, vanilla and pitted fruits. Medium body, a touch artificially sweet on the taste, bitterness overshadowed by the lightly sickly sweet character, toffee lingers right through with the honey vanilla, fig sweetness - nonetheless tasty right through the finish. Satisfying, but the sickly sweet character leaves it to be savoured and not thrown back at a rate. Overall interesting beer.
Maris (1225) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 650ml bottle on3/12/2012. Pours a fairly clear light golden with a medium head. Has a slightly odd aroma with some fruity, earthy, honey and basement like notes. The honey really comes out as it warms.In the mouth, you get lots of sweet citrus fruit (orange, mandarin, stone fruit (apricot), and tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), a touch of caramel malt, and a reasonable, but far from overwhelming, hop punch. This is a decent if relatively subdued IPA, with the 7% quite well hidden.
floydian1 (1249) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (650ml). Pours bright golden with a large foamy cream-white head of good duration that provides a soapy lace. I get prominent pineapple aromas with other fruity hoppy elements (passionfruit, peach, orange). Taste is nicely balanced between the sweet malts and the fruity hop bitterness. Lightish mouthfeel for the ABV with a smooth easy drinkability. A fine IPA that doesn’t go overboard on the hops (but where are the figs?).
varanid99 (760) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light gold with a persistent white head. Aroma is malt, passionfruit, pine. Citrus, pine, resin, good bitterness up front but it fades pretty quickly leaving a little sweetness. Easy drinking, maybe a little too easy...