Tezminator (31) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the local BWS. Quite basic English style IPA. Nothing offensive, nothing too exciting. Not bad.
neongolden (1229) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle from BWS Broadbeach) Pours a deep amber-orange with a small lingering white head and a bit of lace. Aroma malt driven on the light toffee or burnt caramel side, dark crackers and biscuit, light orange, floral and earth notes. Flavour of dark caramel, biscuit, lightly toasted nuts, earth, slightly spicy herbal hops hops with a little orange and flowers. Semi-dry finish with lingering malt, oranges and peppery hop bitterness, slight grain too. Medium bodied with average carbonation. An okay English IPA, not really my style but it also doesn’t get the blood pumping.
babymammoth (61) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty much what it says in the deScription. A good beer that won’t let you down. As a first choice on the shelf I’m not sure. The malt is smooth with a good nose but missing some more hops for my taste. The honey tasting malt are the highlight making it rather more like an APA.
M_Sack (620) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, small white head. Good value session ipa with good balance between biscuit/caramel malts and citrus/earth/pine hops with only moderate levels of bitterness.
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Bygers (1149) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours s copper coloured beer with white head. Slight aroma, citric hops but also a little malt. Definitely hoppy but with a smoky malt background. Medium carbonation. Finish is lingering and bitter.
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Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Mads. Light hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 190116
whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burned orange with a very thin, crisp white head. Spiced aroma with some reasonably hefty malt scents present, dark caramel. Decent upfront bitterness, herbal and earthy hop flavours, cracked pepper and slight citrus. Malt backbone not as strong as label promised but still there slightly. Medium body with good carbonation, lingering bitterness. It’s ok.
DavidAust (194) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle poured into a shaker glass. Aroma - citrus and pine. Not as big on the nose as other IPAs but more than your standard pale ale. A slightly cloudy deep golden honey colour. White foam that on the first pour came to about one finger. I used the last 50mls or so to really step it up and got to about two fingers with a very lively pour. Held for a minute or two and then faded away to a ring. Some lacing so far, but nothing huge.
Quite a malty and meaty(? - perhaps savoury is a better word) flavour up front; followed by malty sweetness (which despite the label, I didn’t expect from an IPA) and then tartness at the end which lingers on the palate. Would really go well with a strong cheddar or zesty foods like salsa, or a mango chutney (so mexican salads and indian food - no surprises there).
Overall a surprising IPA due to the maltiness. Although I liked it, it isn’t my favourite and not what I had in mind when I thought: "lets have an IPA tonight". It will go very well with the fish tacos tonight, but after every mouthful all I really want is mango chutney.
Nice beer, but not what I was expecting in an IPA.
floydian1 (1354) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad English-style IPA from Gage Roads. From a 330ml bottle it pours unfiltered amber-brown with a medium eggshell-white head that reduces to a stable film. Nose and tongue is malty and earthy with floral hops and orangey citrus. Finishes with a light dry hop bitterness. Medium body with a soft carbonation and easy drinkability.
mrjez (459) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2015 Bottle. Pours a gold-amber with some biscuit malt and citrus aroma. Tastes good, a solid sweet malt base with a nice level of hopping for a Brit IPA. Earthy caramel notes, a touch of fruit, smooth to drink. Worth a try.