hawthorne00 (2087) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a huge off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, peach, pine needles, lychees in syrup. Some overt alcohol. Overcarbonated. Sweet with caramel and peach before very strong bitterness. Pine, pineapple, grass and citrus linger. Alcohol sticks out a fair bit. Hops work well in the aroma and break though the sweetness but mainly as a roar - but I guess they’re my usual complaints about this sort of thing.
ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mogo Vintage Cellars. Deep hazy orange/copper colour, lasting frothy head, aroma is solid citrus/pine hops, mouh-puckering bitterness, but not out of balance due to solid malt backing it up. Oily texture with resiny aftertaste. Loved this, one of Tim’s best.
jdpeebs (682) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Longneck bottle- Lovely dark orange colour with a nice foamy head when splashed into the bottom of the glass. All i can say is Hops baby!!!!
Ggeers (5) - - JAN 24, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought from a store quite close to the brewery. Pours a solid copper colour with little head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Dense and viscous on the palate. Somewhat reminiscent of a certain dogfish brew. A good solid DIPA or is that an imperial IPA?
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Nysa67 (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 Tried this beer at the new ’hip’ Sydney bar Frankie’s Pizza. Not what I expected. Order two longnecks - one of them foamed out upon opening. Apparently this has 150 IBU though the bitterness is disguised by a sweet maltiness. delicious though difficult to drink.
Tried again at Hart’s Inn - much better. Maybe they store it better? Much more pleasant experience. plate and flavour much more agreeable this time round
blackbock (106) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Undercarbonated. Fragrant and unusually strong volatile hop aromas. Could not pick the variety, but nice clean hops. Deep copper colour. Did I mention it was undercarbed? Very sweet initially, early on would not have picked this as 150IBUs. Quite cloyingly sweet in a syrupy way. Wait the bitterness is kicking in and numbing my tongue! Holy crap. Warm Alcohol. This is a deadly concoction. Perveived woodiness in the hop flavour becoming prevalent. and maybe some roastiness. Bitter but not harshly so. If the carbonation and attenuation were better this beer would kick ass. Kind of like an American Barleywine.