Hop_Hedonist (250) - Perth, - MAR 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Disappointing but not terrible - a dumbed down version of an APA - thin and watery but quaffable - boring but still better than lager any day. The commercial description is hugely inflated and exaggerated. Nice hoppy aroma doesn’t deliver the goods. Wouldn’t buy again.
vanvenlo (1273) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Portland Hotel ontap(31-Oct-2014)Fruit celery aroma.Dark amber,good head&sheet lace.Fruit spice liquorice cinnamon flavour.Tangy spice herbal finish/after.
orange_3084 (109) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Clear amber to copper colour with pillowy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Decent caramel malt backing. Thin oily body. Taste is quite balanced but not enough bitterness in my opinion. The finish is clean, but not biting
varanid99 (537) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with a thin pale brown head. Floral, citrus aroma with sweet malt underneath. Sweet taste at first then lemon, a little bitterness to finish with slight toffee note.
hawthorne00 (2483) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Bottle. Copper with a cm of pale beige head. Aroma of pine, kumquat, caramel, some grapefruit and pepper. Carbonation pleasantly moderate - ie low for a macro. Very sweet with loads of caramel. Fruit and pine really struggle to cut through and only pepper really adorns the bitterness at the end. OK, hops doing pretty well considering I caught this later than ideal.  A few more grew on me a bit.
mkel07 (3567) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Milton Cellars April 2014. Solid pale ale with a good balance of maltiness and hoppiness. Looks good when poured into a glass.
Dervock (502) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours amber with a thin white head. Pine resin, nettles , oily aroma. Taste up front is caramel before a tempered dry finish. Medium palate. The taste is a lot more balanced than the aroma suggests, compared to some APA.
Illywhacker (9) - - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light amber medium head. Floral aroma - sweet lemon, fruit, flowers.
Meduim malt presence with some biscuit carrying pine needle, delicate acacia and, what, a kinda rockmelony fruitiness with a slightly bitter conclusion. Medium mouth-feel but nothing IPA-ish. Interesting hoppy complexity while still being drinkable. Worth a try.
ALLOVATE (2443) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Certainly has a long shelf life for an APA. Ambitious!?
Burnished copper and brilliant in the gass with fine, streaming carbonation. Head rouses just a litttle but fails to get out of bed leaving just an island of white. Drenching, caramelised citrus and heavily piney, resinous nose with a smidgeon of honey, sulphur and acetone, nail polish remover. Sweet, tangy, drawing and astringent in the mouth. Puckering almost. Firm body but heavy and a little frumpy from the abuse of crystal malts me thinks. Biscuity, golden syrup front off-set by plenty of pine and peachy, Chenin Blanc notes in the back. Dries out a little in the finish with lasting pine and tree-sap. Mild camphorous note with the acetone cleaned up here. Carbonation is mild and centred around the tip of the tongue. A little chemical in essence but not as shady as I thought it would be. Pulls it off? No! Quaffable? Give it the thumb up! (345mL, BB 20/03/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great flavoursome beer. Very hoppy, but certainly not overpowering. Does leave a grassy flavour in the mouth afterwards though.
Morboso (62) - ECUADOR - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a bloody brilliant beer, awesome skanky aroma, molasses, passionfruit, nice balance of malt and bitterness. Nice dark amber colour, creamy head that doesn’t last long. RIght amount of carbonation. For $51.90 AUD a carton at first choice liquor. Haven’t found better for the $ so far.