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Brewed by Kaiju Beer
Style: Amber Ale
Dandenong, Vic, Australia

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tropical, piney aromas, layered over a complex, biscuity-toffee malt profile.


shaunfield's rating

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - JUL 3, 2014
Good stuff for a red ale coming from a man who doesn’t usually like red ales. A tasty drink


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
My first Kaiju! ale so straight into it. Pours with high effervescence and vigour raising a good two inches of rocky, beige foam. Head holds proud and needs to be chewed off. The body of beer a claret red and just shy of bright. Herbaceous, heavily resinous and sappy whole hop nose with hints of caramelised peach and cumquat, strawberry and stewed rhubarb, bitter gourd and camphor. The carbonation is quite biting on the palate so I decanted it into another glass to free up the prickly mouthfeel. Chewy, biscuity and nutty sweet malts give it a pleasant backbone to the assertive hopping. Resinous and oily with so much pine, camphor and abrasive bitter notes to leave a lasting impression on the palate between sips. A plump amount of fruit peaks through similar to the nose with just a hint of candied orange and grapefruit. It site heavy in the stomach and being rather gassy it certainly saw quite a few belches apologised for by myself to my wife next to me. One was enough. It sweetens, as it warms, to the point of becoming overly heavy and gammy. Whilst I don’t dislike this ale, I’d love to see it toned down and balanced out more. Not bad, just not that great either! (33cL, Bottled 23/03/16, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (554) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2016
Drank w Matt after Ben's lawyer junk. Smells of lightly grassy spicy malt, moderate resinous hop. Taste is spicy sour lemon, moderate grassy resin hop, moderate to heavy spicy peppery maple syrup malt. Body is peppery, bitter, citric astringent stony finish. Red malt is not that evident.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (632) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle after lawyer boat at new apt. Hazy deep amber pour with biscuit tan head. Aroma is spicy lime zest and orange passion fruit. Really unexpected but delicious. Taste is sharply bitter, slightly plasticky vegetal. Spicy tingle. Nice but probably wouldn't get again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
babymammoth (57) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2016
First hit is of pine resin and fresh forest with a background chewy fruit sweets then subtle caramel notes giving off a fruit toffee petit four reminder. The taste is different with a hit of instant bitterness and which turns into developed sweetness and awesome balance. Really nice!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle - Lots of pine and fresh. Dark copper brown with a small beige head. Lots of pine, citrus and malts. Very hoppy and nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s, tagged 230316, 6.5% ABV
Dark amber color, medium sized head. Caramel based beer, not very deep, a bit woody, low residual sweetness, strong bitterness, a hop resins feeling, and very light vegetables.
Nice, well constructed, not exceptional.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark red with a small beige head. Aroma is filled with loads of floral hops, followed by toffee and biscuity malt. Flavour is loaded with pine cones upfront, with loads of perfumey floral notes, and biscuity malt. Too perfumey, but pretty interesting in the piney department. Not as good as the ratings suggest.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
330ml bottle at Mart’s. Pours a hazy amber with a slightly white head. Aroma is some fruits and berries. Taste is sweet, hoppy with a strawberry notes. Hoppy bitterness aftertaste. Cool.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (947) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2016
deep red, slightly cloudy pour with a 1cm dense pale brown head. Sweet, floral, citrus and caramel aromas. Taste is malty, herby, toasty, with big pine and spice coming through, fair bit of bitterness coming through at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ngejo (874) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 17, 2016
Tap. Red, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.


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