mkel07 (3964) - 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.
gam (3480) - 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
maneliquor (3391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cloudy honey orange with a big fluffy white head. Head stays for the remainder and leaves some ok lacing. Nose is quite simple. Citrus and light honey malts on the nose. Pretty much the same in the taste, the over carbonation cuts out a fair bit of flavour. Excess carbonation might be a problem in the bottles I’ve had so far. Re-rate bottle thanks to Owen. Much better this time round. Very clean and sessionable with a slightly sweet lingering bitterness. Nice
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly clear golden orange body, citrus notes on the aroma, good bitterness in the taste, a little resiny, the rye doesn’t standout much but drinkable.
hawthorne00 (2691) - 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.
ALLOVATE (2538) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 2011 bottle that swayed the norm by tasting extra fresh when I finally got around to cracking the cap. Another excited to meet me brew from Hopdog, but I must say that once it settled in the glass it was a devilishly alluring ale indeed. Two inches of rocky, snow-white foam atop a sunny, yellow gold body with good clarity and radiance. Notes of strawberry liqueur, bubblegum, peach and pears in fruit syrup; in fact a veritable fruit punch of aromas waft heavily from the glass. Initial spice excites the palate; rye malt comes across nicely. Very long in the finish with a heady amount of herbaceous hops; all piney, weedy and hinting at vine clippings, camphor, eucalypt and mint with a drenching citric bolt. Well rounded with a backbone of toasted grains, rye and granola. Firm body with racy carbonation. Vinous as it warms; the citrus becomes fuzzy under a lot of tart berry notes and a touch of pineapple. Overall quite dry with a sharpness and aggressive bitterness that works well. Very much the fun to drink ale I secretly hoped it would be. Lip smacking good stuff! (33cL, Bottled Nov’ 2011, Freo Doctor, Fremantle)
Davros (2191) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark amber with a small head.
Nose shows restrained (for an IPA) hops, mainly spicy and grassy. A touch of spicy rye surfaces too.
Very aggressive flavours, with a powerful bitterness dominating throughout. Very sharp with lots of pine. Hardly any malt to balance things out. Somewhat one-dimensional.
Hits the IPA mark in terms of bitterness, but not particularly interesting. Comes off as sharp and abrasive.
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - 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.
danlo (1492) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Browny orange amber colour, foam off-white head and aroma of passionfruit, pineapple, hop resin. Taste is malt & rye with an earthy spicey hop resin bitterness. Slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.
fletchfighters (1202) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a lot of rye, more of a aggressive, heavily hopped IPA.
Cloudy straw yellow color. Good bright white head and nice lacing.
Nose is lots of tropical fruits, pine and grapefruit. Not a lot of malt, some slight sweetness and that is ok.
taste is sweet tropical fruits, pine, grapefruit and then touches of pepper and spice from the rye.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Full of resin and oil. Dry fruity finish.
A bit disjointed but a hop bomb