Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark amber with beige head. Medium carbonation and body. Caramel malts. Quite fruity. Good dose of hops. Dry bitter finish.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a quickly fading off-white head.
Nose shows lots of malt with caramel, toffee and some soft citrus hops underneath.
Similarly malty flavours but with a bit of orange/tangerine in there too. Pretty tasty stuff.
Body feels a little light on.
Not very hoppy but nice nonetheless.
Jade (398) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coppery brown colour with a red tinge. Thin creamy head that dissipates rather quickly. Toffee / caramel on the nose, quite pleasant. Nice, tart bitterness to the taste and an oaky after taste. Quite nice.
ComradeK (906) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, darkish amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts very well, leaving good lacing. It presents an alluring aroma of slightly oily pine hops, with a mild herbal undertone, supported by a touch of hazelnut. Abundant spicy grapefruit hops start it off, moving into a full-bodied nutty malt middle and a tangy herbal hop finish. A satisfying and generously-hopped IPA, and I must admit a pleasant surprise from the pet "craft" brewer of one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Light copper pour with a small white head. Mainly toffee malts, not a lot of hop character in there
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Nice and malty. Aromas of caramel, butter, and honey. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.
crispi (105) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice. aromas of caramel, toffee. pours nice dark amber, with hard, rocky head, quickly disappearing to completely without head. very smooth and hardly carbonated at all. maybe a little thin. nice.
blackbock (108) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Poured a light tan with creamy head. Up front sweet toffee and dark fruit flavours. A good whack of bitterness, but this is no mouth puckerer.
I love IPAs and this is a good one, but after being force-fed a Corona beforehand this was like an assault on my tastebuds. At 5.4% you have to watch this drinks on this one too.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light copper with tan coloured head. Probably a little dark for the style. Lots of malt on the nose. Light caramel, some toffee and a little dark fruits. Some floral grassy hops in support of the malt. Good stuff and better than expected. Flavours probably let it down a little. Some sweet caramel followed by resiny hops. Not overly bittern. Medium mouthfeel. Definately better than expected.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. I was a bit disillusioned with Gage Roads recent offerings but this one hits the mark. Deep copper brown colour with a beige foam cap. Aroma is packed full of bready malty hops,along with caramel and toffee.Strong flavour that sits well in the mouth. Good finish and well balanced .