BradMc (8) - - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a darn good beer for the price (often one of the cheaper 6s you’ll find at BWS/First Choice). Not a patch on genuine "craft" IPAs but has good malt-hop balance. It’s not overloaded with bitterness or dry hop aromas like plenty of IPAs which makes it good for drinking a few.
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong citrus fruit aroma. Amber brown colour with excellent head. Strong and bitter up front with a large malt profile and a smooth finish. Medium body and carbonation.
biirusaikou (900) - - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2014 Chocolate malt aroma, ethanol, apricot. Dark malt, pear, nut, touch of honey, hoppy finish. Quite a funky IPA, not amazing but an original malt/hop balance.
Iphonephan (4002) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a 33 cl bottle in Sydney. Pours a an orange tinged gold with an off white head. Light fruity nose. Flavors of dust, caramel and some floral notes. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.
varanid99 (633) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden pour. Thin White head. Floral, hoppy aroma. Nice bitterness but a bit one dimensional, although a bit of burnt caramel to it. Not bad, but doesn’t cut it against some of the other local IPAs (sorry, Hop Hog is a great benchmark locally). Could easily knock a few over though...
fletchfighters (1202) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-- Poured a burnt orange color. Very small creamy white head, does retain its head quite well.
S-- balanced between malt and hop smell. not what I expected one bit. A bit of a floral smell to it and just a small amount of citrus. Makes you wish for a USA hopbomb with this lack of smell. Disappointing.
T-- I thought more malty than hopy.The hops are there but this is much more balanced than aggressive hops. No real floral taste and lacking citrus. Got a little carmel in the taste as well.
M-- No heaving coating in your mouth from the hops or citrus. No real bite in this at all. Well balanced though. Just a little less carbonation in this and it is ok. Still crisp and has a touch of sweetness in it.
D-- Well balanced with the hops and malts. Would love a lot more hops and citrus in this. Very sessionable though. At 5.1% could easily blow through a 6 pack. Not what I was looking for at all but it is workable. Excellent color but a little disappointing in the rest of the beer. Please make a hopbomb!!!
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Hints of citrus and floral aromas. Nice balance of hops and malt. Lingering hop bitterness on the finish.
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Jade (418) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear caramel colour, minimal head. Not quite as dark as most IPAs. Sweet toffee and roasted touches to the nose. Bitter, oaky flavour followed by the tart aftertaste. Not as strong as most. Not a bad example of the style though, just slightly watered down.
WestSydneyBoy (23) - South Penrith, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poors orange gold with little head that quickly disapears, light carbonation in the english style nice malt toffee sweatness, finishing with sone resin hop biterness. Slight toffee aroma, can not detect hops on the nose unusual for ipa. Overall a decent drink, but wish it had more head and a nice hop aroma.
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sl cloudy copper. Dead in the glass - just no life. Spearment nose and that again on the palate too. If you don’t think too hard about it, it actually drinks reasonable well. It’s better than the sum of the parts.