jonas (6301) - 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 (128) - 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 (5194) - 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 (2141) - 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 (1671) - 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 (1641) - 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!
Wim (3279) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On holiday hazy amber coloured body with a white head and with a citrus fruity hop aroma a fruity sweet hop dry bitter taste with a bitter finish
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12 months old): hazy, copper with a light head and some lace. Loads of citrus. It’s also a little funky. Lacking the huge hops. Can’t work out the palate. Might be falling apart with age but it looks a little sour and has a dextrose flavor.
Now where near as good as a fresh sample. Will taste it on the return to Australia.
mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2015 L: pours an attractive pale gold with a small white head and lacing.
S: smells terrific, big pine and citrus hop notes.
T: has a nice malt content, that gives way to a wash of piney hop, some fruit coming through, a balanced and not aggressive.
F: super easy to drink, a nice amount of carbonation, lingering hops.
O: always good, definitely the best readily available Oz beer.