GothGargoyle (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber with a good pale head. Aroma is sweet citrus peel, toffee, subtle hint of pine and honey. Light-medium bodied, starts slightly sweet on the palate with a great lightly bitter citrusy hop balance. Taste is toffee, candied orange peel, hint of pine. Nice
Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
not much of a lasting head, slightly cloudy hoppy smelling and sweet beer. it does smell very good. bang bang with the hops a good hit, citrus notes that sort of do mellow it out. easy to get a hold of for such a great beer at price. a very good go to. i still do prefer iipa by pirate life from SA
CervezaMe (5) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is the stand out. Which is what I was expecting given the reputation. Not a lot of hop bitterness which makes it drinkable.
jonas (6699) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tropical hop notes, medium light biscuit malt body.
Amber offwhite white lace.
Easy drink, quite sessionable.
DavidAust (190) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfectly balanced. Huge nose and aptly named, this is all about the hops. Do I smell Christmas? or at least pine trees and citrus. Crisp clean white foam over a golden orange body. Crisp clean and so full of flavour. Super refreshing. Can still taste a lingering finish for quite some time after each sip. One of the best IPA I’ve had and certainly the best IPA by an Australian brewery. Wrap your laughing gear around one of these and you won’t be disappointed.
Definitely going on the Christmas beer menu (remembering Australia is hot that time of year).
bytemesis (6595) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron! Pours clear pale amber, small off white head, decent lacing.. Aroma is indeed pine, grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet and medium bitter. Medium body. Pretty standard IPA fare, but solid for sure.
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Dark gold to orange. Head is thin. Body is medium crispy. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet. Flavour is hops, resin, orange, light grass,
ladnewton (1786) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Keg & Brew, Sydney on 15th September 2015. Hazy amber with shallow off-white foam and full lacing. Intense tangerine citrus aroma. Sweet berry fruits and tangerine citrus in-mouth. Citric hops turn grassy in the finish. A zingy mouthfeel and medium body.
Lunkie (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal hop spice malt flavour. Murky Amber colour great head and lacing. Smooth long lingering palate.
saltyfrog (6) - Baulkham Hills, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is probably the first rip your face off with the amount of hops they use IPAs I have tried.
It is really strong on the aroma & bittering hops.
This one I get my friends to try when they have only had generic beer all their life. Whether they like it or not, at least it’s an interesting experience for them!