Ingevara (746) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish. Short lasting head. Fruity nose, a little tangy at first, maybe a bit too carbonated. Fruity flavor with a good balance of maltiness and hops. Pomerance and grapefruit. Delicious burps? Yeah!
Brenhophead (473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark copper with quickly fading head and ok lacing. Very subtle aroma of citus/grapefruit and hop resin. I very nice resin and subtle citus flavor with a decent malt backing. Being a pale ale the flavour is light but oh boy it is perfectly balanced with the malt, this is very drinkable a great quaffer kudos Croucher.
omega (584) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid performer for Croucher with a fresh fruity nose. Not an overly carbonated beer, but has rich flavours of caramel that linger in the back palate.
jpeldrid (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2011 does not count
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours with a reddish tinge and didnít seem to hold a head for too long. Reasonable amount of body. Found it bitter with only the slightest taste of fruitiness. It didnt linger on the palate for too long. It also seemed to taste higher in alcohol than actualy is.
Jimthechap (1326) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coppery-rosy hues in an amber beer with a white head that sinks into the glass and releases good green fruity hop aromas and a touch of grassiness. Same flavours evident upon tasting, plenty of carbonation and a good amount of bitterness. The finish lingers for some time and leaves a hankering for another pint. You canít ask for more than that, can you?
TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Galbraithís Hazy, brown-gold pour with a short white head leaving moderate lace. Light caramel nose. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel, pine, almonds, toast and some citrus. Short, dry, bitter finish. Reminds me of SN Green - very sessionable. Another winner from Croucher!
maneliquor (2284) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours an opaque copper with a one finger width white head. The head is very dense and there is some good lacing. Aroma is subtle, a little too light. Very light hops and sweet fruits. Flavour brings out a very nice sweet malt backing. Caramel and citrus in there. Wasnít expecting much but came away fairly happy with this one
Maris (849) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500ml bottle on 12/3/2011. Pours a light amber. Has a distinct fruity and caramel malt aroma, with a hint of pine. The flavour is dominated by caramel malt and citrus fruit, with a good hop kick at the end. This is a very nice APA.
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows fruity and grassy hops... and weed... First beer Iíve ever said that about. The fruit is mainly apples and pears, but what really shines through in the aroma is the malt; loads of sweet caramel, toffee and cookie dough-like characters. Quite enticing.
The malt continues to dominate as a flavour with very similar characters and perhaps even a hint of toasted malt. Unfortunately thereís more than a hint of hot alcohol mixing in with the resinous, sharp finish.
Carbonation could be upped a little to cut through the sweetness.
hawthorne00 (2098) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. Amber with a thick beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, nectarine, passionfruit. Taste has mild caramel sweetness and a little biscuit. A little nectarine. Hop aromatics are not all that fruit-salady (a plus for me) - mainly grapefruit with a little pine and grass. Bitterness is balancing but lingers nicely. Itís intriguing how the hops are very American but still so clearly Kiwi.