dDan (10) - - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely the most hop driven Grand Ridge effort I have sampled yet. Also probably one of their most modern beers.
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 20/5/2013. Pours a cloudy amber with a smallish head. Has a quite a sharp fruity aroma. The flavour follows suit, with sharp, tangy sweet fruity notes - particularly stewed plums and cherries. Has a big distinct bitter citrus hop kick. The palate is a little creamy an the carbonation medium. It might prove to be a little too full on for some, but this is quite an unusual beer which is full of character. A nice one from Grand Ridge.
johninmelb (1124) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice hop resins in the nose - citrus, bubblegum, pineapple. Pours a slightly muddy medium amber. More hops on the palate with a lovely smooth mouthfeel and a pleasant astringecy on the finish. As the label says, extremely well-balanced, and one of Eric’s best. Why is this only a seasonal?
vinhol (253) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap Kilsyth club big hoppy aroma deep amber in color big hop flavour best grand ridge beer I’ve had
Dredd (687) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice beer, but close to being a great beer. Pour is a very murky red/amber with ultra thin white head and low carbonation. Decent hop aroma and some toffee, flavour is initially a bit thin but progressively builds. There are some elements of breadiness and some fruit with the dry hop finish coming through at the end. The biggest failing on this is the ultra-low carbonation. There is a lot of swishing and work to get the flavours to come out.
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Chloe’s Bar at Young and Jackson, Melbourne. Pours clear deep copper amber wuth a stesdy creamy beige gead leaving nice lace. Aroma is toasted, malty, carsmel, metdllic and fruity. Flavor is great; malty, slightly sweet, fruity, caramel, citric and well bitter. Finishes longlived fruity, malty and bitter.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low, almost no head over a red/amber ale. Smells great, a big citrus hoppy nose. Smooth caramel malt flavours with a firm bitterness. Very smooth and full mouthfeel. Let down by the carbonation (may have been this bottle) which is way to low for my taste and would lift the beer a bit in the tail. Very easy drinker though, tasty and well made.
stewac01 (62) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a murky amber/rouge with minimal carb and the thinnest head. Not a good start. Aromas are flabby and stale, flavour is out of balance - sweet malt and harsh bitterness. Thin, yeasty and mineraly/salty. Hoping it was a bad bottle, usually like the GR beers and was looking forward to this.
mkel07 (3145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Big tight tan head. Pours a deep red almost burnt copper colour and is full of caramel malt and hop aromas that hit you as soon as you pop the cap.Flavour is as big and bold as the aroma. Cracker of a beer, shame it is only available for a limited time.
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle bought from melbourne beer festival. cloudy/hazy, red with moderate carbonation. huge amounts of hoppy bitterness, malty, with a medium finish. very bitter, but leaves a nice spicy finish.