Dredd (790) - Bentleigh, - 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.
KeefOz (1512) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy coppery to red amber colour with a one-finger off-white foamy head that retained well and laced very well. carbonation moderate and with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of sweet fruits and caramel, becoming more caramel as it warms. Taste of tangy yet sweet fruits, caramel and mild citric bitterness. Light body. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, slightly dry with very sweet fruit and a mild bitterness on the finish. Good.
madquacker (1107) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red ale with a sweet and tart over tone. Nice head and light carbonation. Very nice brew all round.
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 (1365) - 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 (1127) - 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 (344) - 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
tkrjukoff (4302) - 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.