maneliquor (3068) - 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 (1928) - 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 (106) - 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 (110) - 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 (3339) - 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 .
Dredd (687) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is almost copper with tan head. Aroma is sweet malts and caramel with some hints of the dry hopping coming though. Flavour is sweet stonefruits and breadiness up front with some good delicate bitterness at the end. This is one of the better "sessional" IPA’s, lots of flavour, but not too much flavour. Also commend them on making the alcohol 5.4%, gives it a good body and keeps the palate from being too thin.
ALLOVATE (2384) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip it produces a sparkling orange-copper. Not much life visible, it fails to raise a head, the carbonation is minute and sparse. Relatively alluring aroma of caramelised orange and fig with a hint of caramel and Kaffir lime leaves. A little short on life in the mouth though there is harmony between the biscuity sweet malt start, tangy through to raspy hop back that drops off weedy and piney in the swallow. Light bodied, becomes oddly doughy in mouthfeel quickly yet the sprightly carbonation keeps it bouncing across the palate. Not too bad, but not exactly a mile off it’s green labelled brother IPA. An odd inclusion for these guys. Sessionable as a plus!!! (33cL, BB 29/09/11, BWS)
bmeup (515) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Same as their IPA with a little more oomph, still really thin, toffee malts and not a lot of hop character, one only.
hawthorne00 (2410) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Darkish amber with a medium light beige head. Aroma of toffee, peaches, grapefruit, a suggestion of pine. Sweet and a bit watery. Lots of rather plain toffee in the taste, decent bitterness with little in the way of the aromatics suggested in the nose. I like a substantial IPA, but this overdoes it and the malt is bland. Mediocre.