highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crikey, these guys are off to a promising start. Love the fact their first two beers are both pale ales. Even better that they’re both pretty damn good. This is a flavoursome, easy drinking APA. Doesn’t have quite as much bite as Little Creatures but it’s streets ahead of the stream of watery imposters that followed. I knocked a bottle of this off in about three minutes and swiftly regretted that I’d only bought one. Nice mix of tropical fruit flavours and at 40 ibus, a reasonable slug of bitterness in the swallow. (330 ml bottle from Leura Cellars, 5.2% abv)
vanvenlo (1227) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slowbeer bottle (14-May-2014) Citrus Passionfruit herbal spice aroma. Deep amber colour, low head&suds lace. Spiced sweet grapefruit fruit flavour. Bitter fruit herbal finish and slight hint of smoke malt aftertaste.
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle date of 21/11/11
A-- Poured a hazy, nearly opaque, orange amber color. One finger dirty white head. Sticks around a good while before settling to a nice looking soapy film with a good collar. No lacing with this.
S-- Dirty grapefruit, orange, lemon and passion fruit. Big malt backbone.
T-- A mixture of orange marmalade, pineapple, passion fruit,burnt toffee, and somewhat soapy.
M-- Kind of all over the board. Thin in spots, under carbonated, and lacks balance. Finishes well, a pungent orange and sour grapefruit but lacking a spark that carbonation has for it. Needs to be crisper.
O-- Have had some really good and some really not so good batches. lots of batch variation with this. Good looking and good smelling beer but lacks a lot in the taste and feel.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Paddy’s. Pours a light golden amber a small dense white head. Nice looking beer. Decent hop aromas up front. Simcoe’s in particular seem to dominate with lots of grapefruit and resiny pine. Nice sweet caramel in support. Flavours are nicely balanced with the caramel sweetness nicely offset by the resiny hop finish. Medium mouthfeel. Good beer.
ComradeK (1010) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber gold, with a small white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is lightly fruity, with mango being particularly noticeable, and some hints of pine in the background. Strong, IPA-like hops start it off, with lemon and pine notes dominating. The mango returns in the middle, with some grainy malt leading into the finish, which also has a resurgence of the initial hops. This is not quite as good as their Viking IPA, but it is much more interesting than most APAs, and quite an enjoyable ale.
floydian1 (932) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle dated 9/9/13. Now 5.4% ABV. Deep amber body with decent white head and lacing. Passionfruit, oranges, some pine and malt grains on the nose and tongue with a medium citrussy hop bitterness. An easy drinking well crafted and balanced APA.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour at the Warners at the Bay beer festival. Pours a light gold, with a small white head. Beautiful floral hop aroma. The flavours start of fairly mellow, before delivering a very tasty citrus and pine with a smooth bitterness at the finish. Definately going to pick up some of these when i find them.
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: malt with loads of cut grass and hop.
App: amber lightly hazy, sudsy lacing
Flavour: fresh hop and a hint of crystal malt
Palate: long hop bitter finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
StevieT (581) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Grain Store. Aroma of citrus/grapefruit, tiny white head, clear amber colour, some crisp fruity flavours, smooth and very drinkable.
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazed orange gold with big tight creamy off white head. Off-beat mix of aromas close, but distant to your typical APA aroma showcasing - lemons, lime, pine, other orange citrus, grain, light malt, earthen yeast, dough. Light medium body, med-high carbonation, generous bitterness - light hop flavour, but refreshing nature finishing with a light grassy pine citrus with a balance of the malt.