mattkatz (12) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour in tulip style shaker. Clear filtered, light amber color. Thin, white head with little lacing. Caramel toffee notes in aroma, with hint of pine. Light on carbonation, strong initial hop hit with distinct bitterness, but soon mellows to be relatively easy on palate with malty, smoothness. Aftertaste is sweet but a bit stronger than other Double IPA?s, at this 7% abv. Seems like a decent entry for the style.
ando1712 (11) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big hop hit to start with & malt as well. A good start.
Dark Brown, a little cloudy, small head from start to finish but it never completely goes away.
impressive mix of dark malt & hops. Both are very strong.
Long lasting bitter aftertaste with enough sweetness to bring you back for more.
A very impressive beer from a brewery I’ve not been a massive fan of in the past
Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at harts Pub, this is a pretty enjoyable, easy going IPA. Fairly hoppy without being excessive and with mild medium bitterness. Very accessible IPA.
LesArgen (236) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely malt butterscotch aroma with a broad grapefuit front and a sharper lemon note. There’s just a hint of late chocolate and that 7% alcohol comes through a little too. When tasted, the hops are more prominent, mainly in the form of sour grapefruit, which is a touch overbearing, but if you really close your eyes and concentrate you get a little malt underneath the citrus assault. All up, a good double IPA, though not as good as the Mornington Peninsula Imperial IPA I had recently.
oneiamfor (4) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easy as double ipas go - an Australian icon - good green aroma great on tap - get into it
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madmitch76 (16492) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Clear dark brown beer. Light tan head. Rich toffee malt. Don’t remember much about the hops!
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- a fantastic hop aroma. A well balanced beer. A great caramel malt flavour, with a good hop bitterness on the finish.
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BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Flat, sweet, off tasting. Don’t think it should be considered an IPA or IIPA. Perhaps a bad English IPA. Damn near no hop aroma or flavor.
Mosborne (11) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Smooth caramel to the nose with a hint of hops, pours a deep amber colour with a tan head, little head retention. Big sweet toffee and caramel flavour, a bit of alcohol. Medium body with a slightly stick texture.
anders37 (18159) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy biter aroma with piney hints. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a hoppy bitter finish.