RafeAU (395) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hopdog beerworks tap takeover at the Durham, May 2015. This was a pretty underwhelming pale ale. I should have taken more notes but can do the scores.
Niksko (485) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark amber with a fluffy off white head. Nose is toffee, orange, a little pineapple. Flavor is definitely not what I was expecting. I get a bit of acrid almost peaty smoke, caramel, toffee, almost medicinal bandaid, orange marmalade. Finish is reasonably dry, clean bitterness, a bit of citrus peel. It could almost be infected, and I’m still not 100% convinced it isn’t. The peat certainly would have been mentioned. And the chlorophenol type taste is weird too. Carbonation is fine, but this is just a bit off kilter.
Soupoftoday (44) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is heavy on yeast and sweet fruits. Smells and tastes like a home-brew. Yeast aroma is so prominent it almost smells like weird a saison or belgian pale ale hybrid. Taste is on the sweet side with toffee and caramelised stone fruit,slight hint of over-ripe tropical fruit, strong yeast, and a dirty bitterness. A messy one from HopDog unfortunately.
Maris (1153) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 23/1/2015.Pours an opaque dark golden with almost no head. Has a fairly strong yeasty fruity nose.Take a sip and you get biscuity malt, lots of sweet citrus fruit and yeast, with a sharp, firm, quite dry bitterness, featuring a touch of grapefruit. Medium bodied and this bottle at least was a touch under-carbed. A bit of a mixed bag really - a bit rough but has a fair bit of character.
mezwebb (7) - - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity goodness with malty overtones.. Thick textures : bought at beer cartel
motelpogo (7239) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at my old local - the union in newtown. amber with not much of a head but that’s to be expected in australia. big fruity aroma - grapefruit and passionfruit; good hit of bitterness, crisp, fresh and zesty. probably would ffit in to the new session ipa category pretty nicely. very impressive for an australian brewery
ShaneJ (727) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler fom brewery. Hazy orange/amber, minimal head, aroma of ripe pineapple, pine, some bready malt. Full body, good balance of malt/hops, quite nice, easy drinking, very moorish.