Maris (1169) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 4/12/2013. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, with a smallish, thin head. It kicks off with a nice, light fruity aroma, which is perhaps a touch subdued by IPA standards. Taste wise, this isn’t a typical yank IPA clone - citrus and tropical fruit are really prominent (orange, lemon and mango), and there’s a bit of biscuity malt, followed by a firm yet relatively subtle zesty, herbal bitterness at the back. LC have made an IPA which is nicely balanced and a little bit unusual. A very welcome addition to the range.
Kurtos (124) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice light golden colour with medium carbonation.
Aroma. Can smell mainly tropical flavours.
Taste. Taste is citrus, with a nice passionfruit touch and a slight pine taste.
Overall. Quite a good beer, i’d say it’s just a touch better then their pale ale, but if i compared them side to side, i wouldn’t be surprised if i picked the pale ale.
Niksko (506) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light clear golden with a finger of foamy white head.
Nose is fresh citrus, passionfruit, pineapple and a bit of toffee.
Taste is citrus up front, some really lovely toffee and biscuity notes on the mid palate and then a piney and biscuity finish.
Spot on carbonation and the body is medium to light.
An excellent IPA from the guys at LC. Very balanced and nuanced. It’s not a huge hop bomb, but it still ticks all the right boxes.
DeliriumT (391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is as sweet as it is hoppy. Nice golden copper colour. Flavour is well balance but lacking a hop punch!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber colour. Clear. Thin-medium head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, decent caramel backing. Thinnish oily body. Taste is fairly balanced. Lightly bitter finish. This is a nice beer, but was hoping for so much more.
madquacker (1074) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was wondering about this. But was great. Big and strong and deep brown colour. Citrus but tarty and lots of deep embers.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the Australian Hotel in the Rocks,Sydney. A very nice version on an IPA.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at bow bar tasting.. Light amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet orange... Soft fruits... Soft sweet orange... Dry zezty.. Light zezty fruits
Pyobon (1103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Clear amber, little short-lived white head. Lovely aroma full of tangy fruit - apricots, citrus - with pine and biscuity malt. Light body with bright carbonation. Nice bold flavour with hops featuring throughout from stone fruit at the start to a fairly decent bitter finish, all overlaid on a quite pleasantly sweet maltiness. A good, slightly different, take on an IPA.
hawthorne00 (2880) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, biscuit, nectarines, lychees, spices. Sweet with stone fruit, grapefruit and spices creeping up quite quickly. Firm bitterness. Good, but won’t tear me away from their pale ale.
Seeing all the "similar to Hop Hog" comments I opened one of them too. This is less bright and vibrant in aroma and lacks the wafting tropical notes of Hop Hog, but has a bit more guts in the malt side of things without being appreciably sweeter. Finish is drier and spicier.