ALLOVATE (2619) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a sparkling fiery copper with little evident carbonation and a shortlived, loose pad of foam. Heavily piney, herbaceous and resinous hops are first off the mark on the nose, but this wanes to reveal hints of caramel, sticky marmalade and fresh baked Anzac biscuits. Starts off sweet on the palate; Anzac biscuits and marmalade with a bready, toasted malt backbone and hint of rose musk. Much more reserved than anticipated. Very little of the added rye to mention. Bitterness just apexes the malt; the finish floral, grassy and dry with a camphorous depth. Body is on the lighter side with low carbonation. Drinks easily enough but just didn’t grip me as I had hoped. Good, but not great! (16fl.Oz. can, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a large head.
Nose shows grassy, piny hops along with faint apple characters. Some spicy rye too.
Pretty aggressive flavours. Lots of grapefruit and pine but little else to liven things ups. Not much malt, but some toasty, spicy rye. Sharp metallic finish.
Too much carbonation.
vanvenlo (1435) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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Ferris (7659) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can - Piney with hints of orange. Clear gold with thick head. Pine and resin with a slight sweetness and bitterness. Easy drinking an nice with medium mouthfeel.
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Theis (14465) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Antenna America, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Clear golden - white head. Nice bitterness, zesty, amber malts, light to medium malty, flowery notes, nice dry bitterness.
Rangi (638) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poors a syrupy hazy light brown with nice white head that sticks around. Sickly and syrupy this IPA went down well on the autumn day out in the beer garden. Not a strong over the top IPA in aroma/flavour or bitterness but subtle. Think syrupy sums this one up for me.
hawthorne00 (2818) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Clear amber with a large off-white head that laces well. Aroma has sourish rye bread, caramel, grass. Never really loved the smell of rye. Smooth, medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Bready with lots of rye, grass, pepper. Some orange and grapefruit that didn’t quite fit for me. Firm bitterness. Distinctive and characterful.
DedicatedToFun (3934) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Good strong india pale ale, tap at LA beer fest, hits the spot, very bitter ale, enjoyed it.
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Medium amber-orange with a tightly packed light orange head. This is a malty IPA (and I’ve said it before, I LIKE my IPAs malty!), with sweet and spicy rye taking center stage, nicely toasted, ending in an assertively hoppy bitter finish. Really tasty malt structure here, although I’m sure a true hophead will be lamenting over the second-seating given to the hops. I loved it.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3055) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A spicy base from the rye which gives it a nice cloudy amber color. The aroma is hoppy with a slight funk. The flavor is nice, malty, sweet & spicy. A solid beer.