Gramoit (379) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler from Beer Cartel Artarmon. Initial impressions of this was that this was going to be a extremely tasty beer, due to the excellent passionfruit and hoppy aroma. Unfortunately the taste left lots to desire, unbalanced with plenty of bitterness and grapefruit.
Stew41 (1885) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad effort from a new comer but doesn’t quite get there. Aromas are the real deal; lifted fresh herbal hops with some assertiveness and bitterness. Good start but falls down a little in the palate; the bitterness remains but hops are quite hard and disjointed that the body of the beer just doesn’t match. Sticks out and seems rough. Still, you are left in no doubt that this a hoppy beer.
hawthorne00 (3277) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber with a large, loose white head that collapses. Aroma of grapefruit, passionfruit, nectarines. Taste is fairly bitter with some rye breadiness and spices as well. Some peach and pepper, but dominated by grapefruit. The hop and malt/rye flavours don’t seem to complement each other all that well and it comes across as tasty but a bit rough and disjointed.
Maris (1305) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 4/5/2012. Pours a light cloudy golden, not unlike a Coopers Pale, with a big thick head. Has a lovely fruity (passionfruit and nectarine), floral hop aroma. This hop forward with a big grapefruit bitterness presented against a moderately sweet background of citrus fruit and honey. The rye really does come through at the end, with some distinct pepper notes. A quality Aussie IPA.
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ultra fresh brewery sample fill pours light apricot and turbid in appearance with a decent head that turns mimimal over time. Whilst appraising the aroma I notice soft carbonation with small champange like bubbles. The aroma is all hops, it totally dominates precedings here. The flavour profile is somewhat well rounded with some pleasant dextrinous mouthfeel, buscuity malt and plenty of hop flavour. It finishes quite smooth with some residual sweetness and plenty of hop flavour.
mkel07 (4832) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Big fluffy dirty whitehead atop an orange sunset amber base. Lots of pine and citrus at aromas that are pleasing to the nose and make you anticipate what’s to follow. Full flavoured with a big body and fruity flavour.
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
heavily carbonated, foams up quick and high.pours like cloudy honey with fruity hops on the nose.lots of citrus upfront with subtle malt at the back.finishes with a good bitterness, not a bad ipa.
gam (3906) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floppy large head misty yellow pour medium carbonation some sediment the aromas citrus floral flavours grapefruit strong ibu smooth rye taste becoming very popular in these type of ales and tastes or improves the flavour some floral notes the finish good tasting ipa nice hoppy tastes strong bitter and the rye smoothness
Brenhophead (681) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden colour with a sweet citrus aroma. It also have a nice sweet citrus taste with a big bitter finish. The rye also seems to add some unique flavour and i hear its hard to brew with so they have done well.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with fluffy cream coloured head. Odd, but I found the aromas very sudued. A little biscuity malt and only the feintest hint of citrus hops. Flavours are not overly sweet but there is some light caramel there. Finish is quite bitter and very resiny. Seems very out of place given the aroma but perhaps the bottle was a little old.