ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk. Dark reddish-amber, grapefruit, tropical fruit, piney hop bitterness, sweet bready malt. Nice.
varanid99 (345) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-amber pour with a decent off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, passionfruit, and musk sticks? Taste is big citrus up front, bitter, which gives way to sweet malty goodness. Don’t mind this one at all.
Niksko (202) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful red color with two fingers of foamy off white head. I could smell this as soon as I poured it. Hoppy nose, but the hops are backed by considerable malt sweetness which gives it a tropical fruit punch aroma. There’s mango, banana and a hint of sweetness. Flavours are hoppy but balanced. More tropical fruit on the palate, a bit of banana and a very clean finish. This bottle is a little old by now, so I feel like the hops have probably faded. Regardless, this is a well balanced and flavoursome beer.
Hop_Hedonist (116) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Find this so average. One is enough. Disappointing when expected something better than the rest of the recent poor ’special’ releases. Has Little Creatures lost their mojo?
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red and clear, moderate use of hops and a really nice medium malt character. Good malty amber ale and easy to knock of a few of these.
M_Sack (220) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The single batch beers are always good and this one doesn't disappoint. Cloudy mahogany in colour with a huge passionfruit aroma. Subtle bitterness with grapefruit and passionfruit along with a sweet malt back note throughout beer. The bitterness lasts long into the back palate creating a perfectly constructed and subtle beer.
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ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
At just on cool and into a snifter. This one produces a translucent deep copper with carbonation that is few and far between. Solid and lasting creamy sheen of foam atop leaves behind a thin lace. Plummy, vinous and resinous, herbal hops glow in the aroma showing flakes of nettles, pine, soft white cheese, kelp, red berries and peaches. A let down for the palate. Comes on as nutty, husky and a little rough. Piney, herbal finish; mild grass, mild butter. Body is full and cumbersome; it sits heavy in the stomach. Good bitter grip though, impressed by it. Caramel, biscuity malts give it sweetness along with a light lick of marmalade. At 6.2% ABV it has a bit of alcohol for the breath. Overall it is a mouthful of ale, and that is it. Enjoyed the pint, but moved on quick like. (568mL, BB 08/12/13, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice amber color with a small head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, fresh fruit and bit of spice. Tatse is a blend of pine and citrus, with fruit, bit of caramel and trace of spice. Nice bitterness and a clean finish with a trace of lingering hops. Medium body, smooth and nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer, nice for the style. Worth checking out.
Maris (849) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 568ml bottle on 28/5/2013 (ABV listed as 6.4%, not 6.2%). Pours a slightly cloudy reddy amber with a smallish head. Has a modest pleasant light, sweet fruity aroma. Exhibits some caramel, toffee and toasty malt, with lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit. Has a good, medium hop kick. The body is medium to full and the carbonation is medium. They suggest that this is a red IPA though it doesn’t have much IPA character in my view. That said, it’s a very enjoyable, if quite subtle, beer. Hides its 6.4% very well.
RichardHFish (11) - - MAY 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as red as I would have liked, and the hop bill didn’t really come through on the palate as much as it did on the nose. Actually, a lot like a very well balanced IPA, rather that the strong hoppy red ale I was hoping for. Very drinkable though, and carries the 6.4% well.