varanid99 (764) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with a fluffy white head. Citrus, pine, floral aromas. Taste is dry, spicy, grapefruit and quite bitter, finishes with long dry bitterness
Dervock (673) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - excited to get out of the bottle, pours hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is a mix of floral hops with a hint of citrus, little bit resiney and some sweet malt. Taste is dominate by the hops, citrus comes through stronger. Finish is dry and flowery. Palate is dominated by the carbonation, which needs toned down a wee bit. Decent, beer not over done.
Muggus69 (1685) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle from Slowbeer
Bit of a gusher - eventually pours a billowing head atop a hazy orange body.
Nice hop-driven nose - citrus rind, grass, tropical fruits, spicy, toasty, doughy malt undertones.
Lively carbonation, full body, with a sort of slickness to it.
Reminds me of orange-passionfrui juice - some grass & spice in the background. Firm bitterness, dry oily finish.
Pretty good, slightly ruined by overcarbonation.
RafeAU (559) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hopdog beerworks tap takeover at the Durham, May 2015. Pale amber pour, hoppy IPA with a bit of that spice from the rye and a slightly harsh bitterness. I preferred their mystery hop ipa but this was a solid IPA itself.
floydian1 (1251) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (bottled 12/14) into pint glass. Massive dense pillowy white head crowns a clear light golden liquid. There are heaps of hoppy aromas with grapefruit, oranges and pine needles to the fore with perhaps kiwi fruit and white peppers in there as well. Palate is substantially bitter and hoppy but balanced by a robust malt bill (reinforced by the use of rye) so that it comes together very well. There is a touch of Belgian-style yeasty spiciness as well. The bitterness lingers long after the swallow. This is on a par with Feral's Hop Hog for Australia's finest APA.
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mezwebb (7) - - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Punchy slap in the face hops with a lingering bitterness - beautiful looking with a consistent head
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Plonk (December 2014). Dark orange-amber, frothy off-white head, rich caramel and citrus aromas, some peppery/spiciness, solid resiney/piney hops, medium-full body, quite thick texture, long resiney bitter finish. Great.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 mil bottle from my brother via Olinda Cellars hop resin aroma nice Amber colour tastes is much like the aroma ok
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely large head just like the black sunshine, very piney aroma. Nice bitterness, good malt balance. Not as balanced as it could be hops wise, nice none the less.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light, cloudy gold with big, frothy white head with heavy lacing. Huge hop aromas of passionfruit and lemon blossom as well as a touch of biscuit toward the end. Big bitterness up front with resinous mouth feel. A solid malt backbone provides a gentle sweetness throughout. Flavours of grapefruit and pine dominate, although there is just a touch of biscuit and malt in the mid palate. Great beer