imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - 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.
Dandm (81) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitted against a Mash Copycat AIPA, a comparable Aussie beer. This pours flat, clear mid gold, darker than the other. Smells strong and fruity, less fresh. Some bitterness but masked by the malty character. Overall heavier in the mouth. A bit dank. More complex but I prefer the other.
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle @ O’Reilly’s, Lamington National Park, QLD, July 9 2016) Pours a hazy amber colour with an average white head and a little lace. Aroma of toffee, pine, sweet orange and mixed preserved fruits. Flavour has a robust toffee and caramel malt backbone that makes it rather sweet but still fruity, with more of the candied orange and other fruits, balanced by some pine resin and a hint of grain. Finish is rather dry given the malt backbone, light to moderate pine bitterness. Medium full body with below average carbonation. A bit sweet overall, and a little malty, but quite serviceable. Worked fine in a rainforest lodge.
beer-yum (1361) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Citrus pine aroma in an amber copper pour. Nice hop forward balance with caramel body and restrained bitter finish.
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Burleigh Brewing, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, some fruitiness, and biscuity malt. Flavour is quite punchy, with lots of fruity hops and some light caramel malt. Dry and fruity, with a nice body. Good.
KeefOz (1559) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
BB 16.09.2016. Poured a hazy orangey amber colour with a one-finger off-white frothy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate to high with fine, soft bubbles. Aroma with strong pine and grapefruit plus a nice mellow sweet malt. Taste of resinous pine and grapefruit plus hints of malt but not overly bitter; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Smooth and slightly dry with a lingering nice and pleasant bitterness on the finish.
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at bow bar Jan 2016... Amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft caramel toffee crystal malt nose... Soft sweet fig.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Soft sweet malts
danlo (2592) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s, Hurstville. Pours an orange amber colour, off-white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of caramel, toffee, peach, orangey hop resin. Taste is malt caramel, toffee, fig with grapefruity earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
DavidAust (199) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I want to like this more, if just for the name. And it is a good drop, but just not as balanced / smooth as some other IPA’s out there.
Pyobon (1312) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Clear golden amber with small off-white head. Lovely aroma - grapefruit with hints of peach and biscuits. Medium body with plentiful carbonation. Great taste, dominated by hop flavours, but not aggressively bitter. There’s sweetness and citrus in nice balance at the start, both mellow and give way to some biscuity malt and a nice crisp bitterness that carries into a good finish. Very pleasant IPA with plenty of hop flavour but not overly bitter.
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Aussie stuff. I haven’t had one for a while. Nice and pungent, with citrus and grassy notes, of course very bitter grapefruits on the aroma and flavour, but also some old stile IPA stone fruitiness. Lovely and resinous on the palate. They should have those on the airline lounges, not Cascade!