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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Not for the faint hearted an American style Pale Ale with a firm malt backbone. Simcoe hops deliver a passionfruit and and slightly pine-needle like aroma whilst the addition of Columbus adds further complexity and an earthy, spicy character.


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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hop_Hedonist (233) - Perth, - MAR 27, 2014
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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2353) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
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)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
Great flavoursome beer. Very hoppy, but certainly not overpowering. Does leave a grassy flavour in the mouth afterwards though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Morboso (40) - ECUADOR - JUL 12, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisbroadie (10) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
Poured from bottle to pint which is obviously too big for a stubby... Ar: Floral, Grassy and citrusy, little bit of roast. Smells good / Ap: Dark amber, clear minimal head (didnt pour it real well though...) / T: Slightly sweet start with nice bitter finish / P: Nice mouth feel, perhaps slightly thin, average carbonation, bitter finish / O: Hops are great, nice bitterness and very sessionable although it is cold outside and perhaps that helps. It might not be so sessionable in the middle of a Brisbane summer. Still, it is delicious and certainly seeking out some more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
From a 345ml bottle on 5/7/2014. Pours a clear deep golden, not far off amber, with a small head. Has a quite pleasant floral aroma with some fruity notes. Taste wise, it begins sweet and malty (caramel, biscuit), follows with some citrus fruit and finishes with a moderate dash of hops. Medium body and average carbonation. Pretty typical of a JS beer in that it’s decent but fails to excite. That said, this probably has a touch more to it than most in their regular range. All up, a pretty good APA, and miles better than their One Fifty Lashes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2014
i cant believe i actually bought a js beer for one, and for two actually didnt mind it. kind of like what fat yak should be, a clean, malty amber-pale ale with pleasant piney top notes, and pleasantly swillable texture. of course it’s not very bitter but it’s not sweet either, and theyve done a good job with the malt.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (543) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear deep amber with a small off white head, mild malt aroma, big hops flavours up front and smooth malt finish. I like it a lot, it could well be their best beer! Definitely sessionable, it’s not as hoppy as I had expected, you could drink it all day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (95) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nice Golden colour Aroma. smells of citrus mainly Taste. Very piney, backed by a slight sweetness. Overall. On entry this beer is very good, but it’s lack of complexity and flavour really let it down, still quite a good beer none the less, just nothing too special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1270) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit like passion fruit, pine and plenty of hops. Taste medium sweet leading to a nice hoppy bitter finish. I normally don’t like stuff from Squire but this was actually pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinhol (250) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
345 mil bottle resin hop aroma amber in colour white head taste is resin hops nice ipa


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