ColaKid (14) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A decent IPA from a Victorian microbrewery. Had a bottle at Mrs Parmas, decent amount of hops, bitterness and strong malt character. To sound like an absolute beer w##nker for a moment, it tasted a little old school IPA if you know what I mean. In the 2000’s this would have been utterly cutting edge. This being said, a great IPA which i would drink again if on offer.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost a brown colour with a good white head. Strong aroma of peach, passionfruits and some malts. Taste, however, is s bit disappointing. Way too malty and a tad to bitter for my taste. Some tropical fruits also, but not that present. Quite big body, fizzy aroma and a abit sticky mouthfeel. Overall, an okey IPA, but some flaws in my opinion.
Niksko (242) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with two fingers of fine off white head. Nose is orange, slight peach and a bit of a boozy note. Taste is really just some citrus and pine, with lots of bitterness on the finish. Body is medium. Not particularly impressed by this. The flavour profile and aroma are very boring. Perhaps it’s an old bottle. This one night need a re-rate.
floydian1 (813) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330ml). Hazy copper-brown pour with decent white head and lace. Malty aromas dominate (caramel mainly) with fruity hops (oranges, cherries) and alcoholic presence. Palate is smooth and creamy with a medium body and well balanced malt and hops flavour profile. Finishes moderately bitter with an alcoholic burn.
Sevenlee (1157) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cloudy brown with a large, frothy beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate bitter finish. Good one.
HopRedHead (321) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a cloudy copper with a thin tan head. Resin hop aroma with a balanced toffee back. Taste is very dimensional. Tasting a variety of hop flavours like citrus, tropical and also piney/resin, all while retaining the toasty caramel undercurrent. Booze is concealed, just a slight warmth in the bitter aftertaste. Great IPA.
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Solid ipa on 7%. Pine and citrus driven nose. Taste has that with a caramel malt backing. Nice bitterness as well. Clean smooth drinking. Great ipa
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halfbaked (47) - - JAN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt toffee aroma. Nice strong bitterness upfront. Toasty caramel flavours with a little piney hop. Bitter but balanced with the sweet. Nice.
KeefOz (745) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured with a three- to four-finger off white head that subsided to two fingers then collapsed to a thin line of bubbles. A clean golden amber with moderate carbonation that laced OK. Aroma of hops and maybe a bit of sweet caramel. Taste dominated by hops - bitter hops hits up front then continues right through. Medium body. Long not-so-smooth bitter finish. Overall too bitter (for me).
Bif (1256) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Brewery. Served amhazy dark copper color with a good head that fades slowly with nice lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus, some caramel and bit of grain in the background. Taste has an initial nip of pine, then some caramel sweetness with some grain. Nice bitterness throughout and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Nicely balanced. An enjoyable beer, a nice Australian IPA. good for a few.