brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange with white head. Citrus on the nose, with a little fruit and caramel malt. Citrus hops flavor, but with a big grassy component. Creamy mouthfeel. Bitter balance detracts from drinkability.
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-22oz.: Pours a clear copper head that produces more of a film rather than lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma is faint with orange peel and malt. Flavor is more sweet than bright and is a bit muddled. Nothing crisp.Nothing really stands out. Too much caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Sticky, average carbonation.
Brenhophead (649) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL bottle (from dan murphy’s). Pours clear copper with a very nice sweet pine aroma with citrus notes. Dry bitterness to begin then a get the sweet piney resinous flavours. Very well balanced, nice beer.
Maris (1153) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 355ml bottle on 17/6/2012. Pours a clear dark golden with a big head. Has quite a big piny hop aroma, against a background of brown sugar and fruit. This is a very hop forward brew, with a huge pint, grapefruity bitterness dominating, but there’s also a decent whack of caramel malt and sweet orange. It could be a shade more balanced but this is still a very solid, big, high quality IPA. I’m surprised it doesn’t rate a bit higher on here.
aleph (231) - - JUN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber golden pour. Lots of caramel on the nose and powering the taste. Citrus hops, grapefruit and pine. Lighter body.
danrcook (25) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the ideal IPA. Floral, hoppy and refreshing. Great golden body with a almost too long of a lasting head. Great summer bbq beer.
ALLOVATE (2624) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very alluring beer. Deep set, shimmering and radiant orange copper body with a fine bead. Tight, messy and dense off-white crown is steadfast and weaves a thick lace. Initial buttery Ovaltine aroma wanes a little to reveal a nice level of spicy, piercing, weedy and herbal hops over layers of toasted, dusty but sweet malt, twiggy bark and pine needles, and bitter/sweet orange. Quite unexpectedly soft in the mouth, creamy and foamy in mouthfeel. Initial thoughts are of the drawing acrid and sharp bitterness that peaks on the swallow, quite earthy, weedy and raw but controlled making for a long hoppy finish. Pinewood meets toasted grain and breakfast cereal flavours giving balance to the wicked use of Chinook and Centennial hops displayed here. It’s clean, dry, raw and a little rough but this all made for good drinking. (12fl.Oz, BBE 02/13, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
LesArgen (263) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There’s a really deep caramel flavour with some undercurrents of citrus on the nose. The hops come through more clearly on the tongue with a strong streak of grapefruit down the middle and plenty of malt holding it up. Lovely.
hawthorne00 (2826) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10C. Pale amber with an inch of off white head. Pleasant but somewhat reserved aroma of grapefruit, orange blossoms, pine, caramel. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is bittersweet, with pine and grapefruit kicking in immediately backed by caramel. Fairly brief finish is bitter, woody and dry. Not very exciting, but harmonious.
gam (3600) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big frothy head strong carbonation light amber pour aromas earthy caramel strong hoppy fruit the flavours caramel hoppy fruit sweetness grapefruit wild resinous touch piney peach good balance creamy note the finish good flavours hops very forward in taste strong lasting ibu piney resin all in a very good aftertaste on the palate lovely strong caramel sweetness