Koelschtrinker (16785) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hefig bitterer Beginn mit angenehmer, später stärker werdender Hopfigkeit. Rund getreidig, die Bitterkeit bleibt noch lange erhalten. Aromatisch, der Hopfen steigert sich leicht, deutlich herb, vollmundig. Gelungen. 10/11/11/12/11/12
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gassy ale crwamy head amber pour fruity aroma sweet rye malty touch spice peppery note flavours the galaxy hops certainly becoming popular in Australia well used here crisp a nice bitter touch citrussy hop rye sweetness peppery taste tropical fruit not a bad ale the finish crisp hoppy malted aftertastes spicy lasting bitter not bad at all
hawthorne00 (3453) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy light amber with a large white head that sticks around. Heaps of rye bread in the aroma with confronting tropical notes - lychee, passionfruit and custard apple. Taste is bready and sharply peppery with a fair whack of bitterness. Light-bodied. Very dry and peppery finish. The fruit aromas are not enticing and then mostly go missing in the mouth. Quite interesting but didn’t much care for it.
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours hazy amber with a growing head.
Nose shows doughy and fruity (almost cider-like, not hop-like) notes from the yeast and also some wheat. Not particularly interesting or enticing.
Flavour aren’t much of an improvement, although the rye certainly becomes apparent as a bold spicy character. The fruity cidery notes remain, not particularly pleasant, and it finishes slightly metallic with very little malt to smooth things out.
Starting to lose faith with this brewery, every now and again you get a great bottle, but it’s anything but consistent.
Lunkie (1783) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop malt herbal aroma. Murky amber colour great head and lacing. Cotrus malt herbal hop flavour. Smooth fizzy palate.
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Maris (1365) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 31/5/2013. Pours a murky golden orange with huge bubbly head. Has a spicy fruity aroma (though my sense in this area is currently affected by quite a bad head cold. The flavour is really quite interesting - lots of sweet and sour citrus fruit, along was doses of spice, pepper and rye. The finish is quite tart and refreshing. The body is relatively full and the carbonation is (as one has come to expect from HopDog) excessive. An unusual beer with lots of character which would be a delight if it just a bit less bubbly.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice golden orange. Slightly hazy. Decent fluffy off white head. Floral hop aromas brings a slightly chalky metallic aroma. Flavour wise resiny hops really dominate. Slightly mettalic once again and quite resiny. Nothing outstanding but definately nice easy drinking all the same.
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Bright hazy orange, typical rye aromas and flavours enhanced by solid pineapple/passionfruit hop characters. Not my favourite HopDog, but another olid effort.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap from the brewery. I bought a growler of it. I was in the mood for nice easy drinking beer with some enjoyable hop flavours.
M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy gold with huge, uncontrollable, frothy white head, but it settles down after a while. Huge pineapple juice aroma and a touch of malty grain. A little one dimensional although perhaps masked by the head. Resinous pine hops greet the front of the palate with hints of grapefruit following. Definite grain background, but subtle. The resin works through the beer with a nice, long, bitter finish. Another good one from the hopdog boys.