Jimthechap (1997) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have enjoyed the pale ale on more occasions than is good for me and it is a benchmark of good beer. I thought the pils was good and then felt the rest of the range tailed off. Would this bring the trend up somewhat?
Slightly hazy golden amber in colour with a good finger of rocky cream coloured head. A snort of aroma brings our a creamy character along with Seville oranges, grapefruit and some cassia bark (this is me wanting not admit it just has the aniseed notes the label holds and wanting to suggest my organoleptic abilities are more sophisticated than the everyman... yep. I’m a wanker) It is mellow, the aroma, approachable and superbly gratifying. A sip reveals that marmalade citrus with tangy sweet bitterness and brings for a hankering for one, two, three more. A delight in every facet so far; an immediate hit. I want, and will get, more.
neverleaveopen (176) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
slightly hazy, dark golden with a fine head. nice aroma of citrus, grapefruit and floral notes. well-balanced, full and lasting taste. a bit pricy.
BDD89 (12) - young, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet fruity aroma. It has a slightly hazy golden appearance. A balanced hoppy flavour that corresponds with the malt profile and a slightly sweet taste with a firm but not overpowering bitterness. Little to no head. An all round great example of an IPA.
Westkyoto77 (554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Restrained aromas of citrus hops and damp straw. Glowing hazy orange with a rocky head. Nicely textured with a soft, rounded mouthfeel. Juicy, robust flavours, but not nearly as hoppy as comparable US IPAs. Delicious in its own way, though. Nicely done.
Rangi (632) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Been enjoying a few of these over the summer. Not the most complex IPA but has some nice citrus and passion fruit coming through. Enjoy the bitterness. Might be enjoying this beer a little more than usual because it seems to be popping up in a number of pubs across Melbourne where the only other alternative is bland lager.
Rosslew (309) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hint of passionfruit in aroma. Some cinnamon. Pours rusty orange. Taste of orange peel. Hops not strong. Light on front of tongue and just a splash of bitterness at the end. Even though 6.5% doesn't taste heavy.
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Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a cloudy coper xolour woth a small white head. Aroma is some citric elements, passipnfruit and some hay. Taste is much the same. A bit too bitter finish for me. It’s much like the pale ale, but more bitter and some slight bigger body. I liked the pale ale better.
JoshFreddie (3) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Promised a lot on the nose but didn't deliver on the palette. Nice on the front with those classic little creatures pale ale floral notes but no sustained bitterness as I'd hoped from something claiming to be an IPA.
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Dervock (556) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pours deep gold with a big white head. Big floral and stone fruit, almost vanilla like creamy smell. Taste is passion fruit up front with a dry finish which us not overbearing, but very subtle. Mouthfeel is just lovely an creamy. Really nice beer!
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale ale très légère comme la Sierra Nevada pale ale, ou la Liberty ale, pas très amère, sur le houblon, très facile à boire, manque un peu de fruit.