Mattburns (109) - USA - SEP 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome! Lovely hoppy, citrus, flowery aroma. Evenly matching in the taste though you definately pick up some malt here. Good carb. Silky in the mouth. Great looking beer too. Could drink this all day.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2011 Bottle 330ml. Brilliant beer. Aromas of caramel, flowers, and spice. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Velvety, and medium bodied in the palate. Amber, with a frothy white head.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Fantastic beer! one of the best beers i have tasted at the Local Taphouse. terrific ipa
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Local Taphouse. Had this beer a few months back... wish I could remember anything about it apart from how deliciously flavoursome it was, and what a lovely coherent liquid tale it told in my mouth. Delish.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Great Northern. Reassuringly pale colour, clear and not that much head. Aroma was fairly muted, presumably a result of the insanely cold serving temperature, but the hop flavour just fans out across the palate beautifully. Malt is perfectly fresh, compact and just assertive enough, with an accompanying tight, solid mouthfeel. Not exceptionally bitter, but it doesnít really need to be. Fantastic IPA - all Australian brewers should be forced to drink this and some Epic beers before trying to brew an IPA.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Local Taphouse,Sydeny. Best Oz beer out there IMO. I canít believe what this delivered for 5.8%. Light amber color. Caramel and piney nose with just a touch of citirus. Very piney, resiny mouth, but sufficient caramel malt backbone to provide decent body. Moderate bitter finish. Not an overthetop WC IPA, but extremely well balanced IPA. Good depth. Get this beer if you can
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught Taphouse Sydney.
Hazy copper-gold body, thick white foam hangs around.
Big hop presense on the nose; pine, grapefruit, bitter orange, passionfruit...the list could go on, but yeah, very fruity and resiny.
Medium bodied, decent carbonation, doesnít carry a huge amount of weight and the flavour suffers a wee bit because of it with plenty of hop zesty citrus flavours falling short. Bitterness on finish is solid yet doesnít deliver the kick I was expecting from the nose. Otherwise this is a very tasty beer and one iíd certainly sort after.
sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[On-tap at Feral] Pours dark golden with a small off-white head that lingers nicely. Nice citrusy aroma bursts out of the glass with a little grassiness in there as well. Excellent. Strong bitterness with a good malt backbone, but perhaps just a touch too sweet. Good mouthfeel, slightly dry, long finish. Very nice IPA, although the sweetness could be dropped just a tiny bit, and although the finish is already somewhat dry, it could stand to be even more.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Platform Bar, Brisbane. Golden with a lively white head. Fantastic aroma of citrus, passionfruit and strong pine hop notes. The flavour is the same and a good malt backbone to balance it nicely. More fruit and bitterness in the finish. Iím glad I got to try this IPA which is surely one of the best in Oz.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - OCT 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2010 What a nose! All piney hops lovely. Otherwise a pretty decent brew. The mouth is medium bodied, unfortunately the flavour is not quite up to the nose with piney and floral hops on the back end, though not at the level suggested by the nose. Went through some good dry hopping I suspect. Solid beer.