Rosslew (320) - - APR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a strong aroma but lots of pine. Nowhere near as hoppy as its previous draft equivalent. Bit of citrus but a very low key finish. Disappointing.
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M_Sack (605) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ oatley rsl. Nice amber/orange with solid white head and good lacing. Good aromas of pineapple, tropical and citrus fruits. Earthy hops with an a overbearing malt sweetness. "Hop thief" ?? Hardly
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Shark_Pants (585) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
345ml bottle. Deep amber with small head. Light malty aroma with tangerine and light grapefruit. Light honey taste with toffee, biscuit, a little tangerine and lemon. A little bit of cardboard in the finish. Light bodied and low carbonation. For a beer touting its use of simcoe and columbus hops, this is a bit disappointing and bland. Certainly pales (pardon the pun) against the Hop Thief 7 I had on tap last night which was much more aromatic and juicier in taste.
stevoj (3771) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma and taste caramel malts, mostly sweet, slick and sturdy body, slightly chalky dry finish
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Simcoe kicks you in your nose’s balls. grassy and sweet aroma. malty, dms-y, butterscotch toffee sweet on the tongue. overcarbonated. Only if it’s the best thing available - with the next best option being something like...cooper’s pale.
Jade (433) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkish amber colour with little head to speak of. Strong flowery hops to the nose. Bitter and hoppy, quite dry. Leaves a cloying, bitter after taste. Its ok.
TedE (898) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong floral hops nose (surprise!) Ruby red in schooner glass at Pyrmont Bay pub. Taste is intense, mad with hops. Bitter aftertaste. Really nice.
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (May 2014). Dark amber/copper, minimal off-white head, subtle passionfruit, pine, a bit citrusy, some sweet caramel malt, thin, oily texture, low grassy bitterness. Ok.
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No legs or head but nice reddish amber colour and pleasant hoppy smell and taste. Bitter but tasty yet simple. No real lingering after taste. Sunny day beer.
Muggus69 (2018) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
345ml bottle Bb March 2015
Pale amber body, good clarity, small white head.
Decent enough aroma; spicy, woody hops, touch of passion fruit & citrus, a touch of biscuity, light caramel malt underneath.
Medium body & carbonation.
Palate delivers a modest amount of woody, piney, citrusy American hops with a smidgeon of pale malt to balance. Restrained bitterness on a somewhat short finish.
A reasonable APA, certainly far more impressive than the golden & pale ales. Would be nice to see this as a full time offering to the JS range
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this in a stubbie last night at a mates BBQ. Wasnt too bad - better then their 150 lashes. Quite sweet though but no high expectations here.