k0mpsa (2316) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from bws, broadbeach. Clear copper color, white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy. Malty body but nice kick of dry hops.
jinroh (1035) - ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours amber, mediocre head, stays for a bit. Aroma is toasted bread, breadcrumbs, some caramel. Taste has also some caramel, bit of hops (not much though), malt base is strong. Drinks well but for me it feels more like a malty pale ale than IPA.
magpieken (129) - - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
320ml bottle. Pours a bright, light amber with a subdued, off white head which reduced to a long lasting ring and only traces of lacing. A moderate hoppy aroma; floral, bread, honey, citrus and caramel. Medium to high bitterness with some obvious malt sweetness. Medium body, dry, earthy, bitter, nutty finish. Quite drinkable. A pretty decent example of a Pommy style IPA. 8.
Marcus356 (3) - St Kilda East, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Could think of worse beers by the guys at Gage Roads, sweet caramel malt and slightly sour fruit notes underlined by medium carbonation and earthy hop bitterness.
Polycotton (9) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 I recently got a case of this for the first time in awhile. I used to rate it as a bang for buck session beer but found it a bit wanting this time round, even in the $52 price range. I can really only give it an average rating. In this price range Iíd rather be drinking a Dundee IPA or something fairly generic like a Fat Yak.
StevieT (1385) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Not the hoppiest IPA Iíve had but still quite good, well worth a try if you like a mild sessionable one.
DeliriumT (459) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is probably the best value beer in the country. A tasty beverage that you can pick up at every bottle shop. Aroma is pleasingly sweet and hoppy. Well balanced flavour
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sm89walt (1915) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Poured a clear, effervescent amber with copper hues and a creamy, lacing two-finger, mostly lasting off-white to light beige head. Caramel, biscuity and bready malts comprise a backbone and palate weight to characters of leafy hops and orange and citrus fruits. Finishes with a pithy, near-resinous and protracted bitterness and an aftertaste of dry earthy yeastiness. Medium body and medium carbonation working both to provide a crisp, firm and fresh palate texture making this a solid, refreshing quaffer. Fine with strong bitter hop qualities and adequate malt body but lacking a little fruit for balance.
VinegarStroke (365) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: clear, copper color, light medium head and great lace. Caramel and a little funky skunky. More malt than hops. Rubbery hops. Sulphide blows off and the fruity caramel malted dominates. Dry, not sour and certainly bitter.
Medium wieght and length. Opens with air.
East coast style.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
420 yen, 5.4% Bottle from a small liquor shop midway between the Sky Tree & Asakusa. Bought to get rid of that Virgo beerís memory and due to the fact Iíve never seen this "fine craft beer from Australia" in Japan before. Served in a mini Duvel type glass a deep orange-gold with a decent head & a fruity peppery nose with strong citrus & earthy notes - interesting. Medium to full bodied with a tongue scraping bitter mouthfeel - in a good way. The taste is again pretty different from IPAs I am used to, earthy, lemongrass, citrus, pepper & quite bitter. Pretty damn good, a pleasant surprise at a great price for Japan. Best before feb 2014 this must be a hoppy beast fresh.