ColaKid (82) - - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good hoppy red ale, strong bitterness, killer hop
Aroma and great malt complexity, definately worth havin again!
Dervock (932) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours deep amber red with lacy off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is sweet up front eith a long slow hop and sugar finish. Creamy palate.
M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep, amber red with a frothy cream head. Pine, citrus and spice hops dominant, but there is a very strong malt backbone. Bitter pine, resin, grapefruit pith, with deep sweet caramel/malt which adds structure, depth and balance. Brilliant beer.
lello4ever (624) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2016 Colore ambra molto scuro, bello, con schiuma compatta e pannosa di colore giallognolo. Al naso un bel aroma erbaceo e luppolato con una interessante speziatura . Anche al palato la base dolce č subito contrastata da un deciso amaro, con erbe, luppolo e lievito. La nota che piů prevale č quella di erbacea di pino. Carbonazione media come il. Corpo. Una amber direi quasi intelligente e che scorre molto bene, per i miei gusti un pelo troppo amara.
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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)
CacheManyHose (575) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HKdIPA (658) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
babymammoth (60) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Ferris (12374) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Lots of pine and fresh. Dark copper brown with a small beige head. Lots of pine, citrus and malts. Very hoppy and nice.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mcberko (13863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.