Niksko (483) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy red with a frothy off white head. Nose is orange, caramel, a little stewed peach and plum, passionfruit. Flavor is caramel and bright, zesty, almost lemon juice like citrus. Passionfruit, bready toasted notes, plum, raisin, and almost a smokey note on the finish. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Certainly an interesting and complex mix of flavors for a what is basically a red IPA. Really good.
Malrider69 (92) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a re/deep amber colour. The aroma is of grass and pine and the flavour is moderately bitter and medium lasting on the palate. A pleaseant sessionable beer.
RafeAU (395) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hopdog beerworks tap takeover at the Durham, May 2015. This was a slightly sour red hoppy ale, enjoyable. I’m not sure it’s meant to have the sour notes, reading the description (and the hopdog India saison alongside was definitely contaminated), but it worked well enough for me.
mezwebb (7) - - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red colour, malty, no foam, pleasant flavours - not too much of a kick, faint aroma
floydian1 (1173) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330ml, bottled in Sept 14). Hazy reddish brown with a decent beige head and a few precipitates at the bottom. Nose provides strong biscuity malt aromas with notes of burnt sugar, dark fruits, and a hint of coffee. Palate is deliciously smooth and malty with a decent fruity dry hop finish that satisfies. Medium body and carbonation. A fine hoppy amber ale.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mil bottle from Low Buy Lilydale grassy hop aroma amber in colour with tan head taste is malty but not enough hops
StevieT (996) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours a deep dark red with a thin head, malty aroma and flavours with a mild bitterness, smooth and very nice.
ShaneJ (727) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Plonk. Deep reddish-amber, frothy billowing head, nice crystal/caramel malts, citrus/pine hops, well balanced, easy drinking. Really nice.
ALLOVATE (2625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
An exploding bottle at just on cool. More head than beer. Chill haze evident, as well as a mist from the bottle conditioning. Ruby chestnut with very fine conditioning. The head is tolerant and persistent leaving a wavey lace. A strange aroma. Nail varnish, stewed rhubarb, beetroot leaves, strawberries and tart cherries, rusted swarf and plastic. A complete 360 on the palate. Dry and woody; fruity front with a mildly bitter, dusty and earthy finish. Nice length of hops. A touch vinous with a sourness that draws in on the saliva glands. Rough and raw. Not bad, just a bit hickelty-pickelty! (33cL, bottled December ’12, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
TenEighty (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the growler an opaque dark copper red with a light head. Yeast and sweet citrus aromas. Light carbonation and sirupy thick. A hit of sweet malt fills the palate followed by a mild bitterness that hangs around and doesn't let go.