Niksko (312) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light effervescent golden orange. One finger white head that fades to a cap. Nose is lovely and tropical, with pineapple, orange, passionfruit and a slight amount of pine. Wow! Beautifully complex flavour. Some tropical fruits on the mid palate with pineapple and passionfruit. This is followed by a refreshing and juicy citrus hop bitterness. The finish is bitter but with some great biscuity and toasted flavours and some more subtle pine and citrus. A really wonderful beer. Go and drink this now.
Mattress63 (59) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. The undisputed champion of Australian IPAs, definitely one of my favourites. Won many awards this beer and rightly so. Tastes of fruits with citrus and pine and oh so easy to drink. Great beer.
danlo (1078) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours an orangey amber colour, foamy off-white head leaving some lacing and aroma of mango, passionfruit, orange hoppy. Taste is juicy tropical fruits & sweet floral orangey citrus nicely balanced against a malt caramel backbone, with some hop resin bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.
floydian1 (902) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught in Sydney. Probably the best American style IPA brewed in Australia. Robust hop bitterness but not show-offy. Grapefruits, apricots, oranges and pine needles on the nose. Silky smooth biscuity malt backbone. Looks lovely in the glass with dark amber body and frothy off white head.
cgarvieuk (14032) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft floral ... juicy hop nose ... soft floarl hops ... zezty peach ... tropical ... big passion ...
BenH (2172) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Resinous aroma with grapefruit. Taste is quite musty, citrus, grapefruit, earthy. Quite bitter. Smells better than it tastes
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blumig hopfiger Antrunk. Zum Mittelteil deutlich bitter, würzig malzig. Die Hopfigkeit bleibt auf hohem Niveau, wird aber von der Bitterkeit übertrupmft, die das Hopfenaroma zu dämpfen scheint. Zitrusartig, blumig, durch die starke Bitterkeit nicht ganz rund. Kräuterartiger Ausklang. 11/12/9/10/8/9
Hop_Hedonist (231) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 This used to get a perfect score from me but I reckon it’s been dumbed down recently - less hops-in-your-face, less bitter, seems more malt forward.... That’s a pity because it was a truly amazing brew once upon a time.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Strong citrus hops dominate the aroma.
Appearance: Pale golden with thin white head.
Taste: Heavy citrus hop flavour, slightly piny, pleasant malty aftertaste.
Palate: Mild carbonation, very smooth in the mouth and a nice malty finish.
Overall: Extremely drinkable IPA, very enjoyable hop flavours and grows on you the more you drink.
BeerBurper (1) - - JUN 17, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well balance brew with plenty of flavour. A complex mid palate with citrus and powerful hops flavours that provide a lingering finish.