ComradeK (861) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear golden amber, with a small white head, which does not last all that well, but does leave decent lacing. Pine needles and a faint hint of resin sit over a blend of caramel and white bread malt on the nose. Pine needle and lime hops up front give way to a mix of white bread and pizza crust malt notes. There is a touch of pine resin in the finish and a slight lime and pine aftertaste. With so many IPAs out there to choose from, this beer just doesn’t quite cut it. It isn’t too bad, but it lacks serious hops presence, and is let down by a light and lager-ish body.
pmuzz (383) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 Bottle. This beer has grown on me, it has a good hop presence - perhaps a little too much towards the pine needles than the citrus - and a lovely lingering finish. It doesn’t score higher because it is a long way off some of the really good local IPAs on offer esp NZ ones.
MJGG (897) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 12 oz. Arômes de houblon américain (pamplemousse, résine) et de malt légèrement toasté. Robe cuivrée et limpide, effervescence assez active et légère dentelle. En bouche, un malt toasté et caramélisé supporte un houblonnage tirant plutôt sur la résine. Finale assez sèche et bien amère. Une IPA américaine assez classique, relativement portée sur le malt.
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pleasing hop aroma of citrus and pine needles. Good colour. Good mouthfeel with medium carbonation, with a big hop kick at the end.
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downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Sail & Anchor, Fremantle 7/04/2012. Amber in colour with a slight white head. decent citrus hops with some sweetish malts and dry, resinous finish. Enjoyable.
Rosslew (45) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours lightly with very little head. Looks thick. Should let bottle settle for 2mins before pouring. Very pleasant initial taste but beautiful citrus and passionfruit experience at back end. Heavy at almost 6%.
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imaragingbull (552) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Pours cloudy golden light orange with decent rocky head and lace. Big pine, citrus aromas underlying a sweet grainy malt backbone. Medium-light body, subdued bitterness, but nonetheless there balanced with a generous hop flavour of apricots, citrus and grass. Hops over the top of a pitted fruit malt alongside a light malty grain biscuit character. Hops linger through the finish, but its a flavour matched with a light malt sweetness that lingers. Delicious through to the next sip.
thome50 (780) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via maneliquor. Never know how a non-bottle dated IPA is going to be but this one was spot on. Aroma is dankness but not overly cat piss. This is an awesome aroma I’m not sure I’ve come across yet in an IPA. Taste is very crisp with loads of citrus and nectarine in there. Overall, a great IPA that I’ll likely never have again but should be appreciated down under.
Sevenlee (1098) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is quite hoppy with some pine and citrus. Taste is also quite hoppy with some pine and citrus fruit. The finish is very dry with a balsy bitterness. Like this one.
DeliriumT (345) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours slightly darker than a typical IPA and has a very refreshing bitterness without overdoing it. The nose is full of hops and has hints of citrus. The bitterness lingers on the back of your tongue, making the taste last longer in your mouth. Overall a very refreshing beer, if you’re a fan of this beer and other IPAs I’d also recommend sleeping giant IPA.