Shawley (5) - Gold Coast, - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice drop well balanced, nice dark amber colour, head doesn’t last long, has sweet hop flavours with a mild citrus finish and soft bitterness.
wrlangin (92) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Grand Central Cellars in Brisbane. Pours with relative little head. Very floral aroma. Taste of citrus and pine. Crisp finish. Overall, a very nice IPA that I would be happy to have again.
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Scotchy (23) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great, everyday Aussie pale ale. Nicely balanced hops to malt without overpowering on the IBUs.
BeerBloke95 (2) - - FEB 26, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Feral... More like ferociously delicious. It's kind of like eating a tropical flower. It's spectacular. I've had a blocked nose since early childhood so I can't smell it but boy oh boy I can taste it. Magnificent!
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Nickls (2227) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, (Grain Store Newcastle, NSW 2013). Lots of passion fruit and slight pine in the aroma, with citrusy hops featuring in both the flavor and aroma. Mineral maltiness and a touch of berries as well. Softer almost medium body. I thought this was really good.
GothGargoyle (2113) - 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 (6479) - 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 (167) - 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 (6001) - 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.