M_Sack (364) - Sydney, 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 (2380) - 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 (1407) - 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 (980) - 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.
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Salmon like coloured pour very misty medium head fairly strong carbonation aromas fruity hops vgrapefruit malt sweetness passionfruit some honey the flavours dry lemon sweet malt grapefruit medium bitter mild crispness toffee note the fiinish not that strong in taste best aftertastes pine and bitter finish but slightly weak tasting ale
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint Bottle- Lovely red hue. Nice hop aroma. Good initial malt hit with a great hop bitterness that lingers.
vinhol (261) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
568 mil bottle sweet hoppy aroma deep amber in colour maltly slight hoppy in taste oustanding ale
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at the bow ... copper... thin off white head ... soft fruit roast ... little cheesy ...little woody malts ... light fzzz ... light zezty wooody malt ... zexty hop... decent
Theis (13353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear red/amber - white head. Red berries, amber malts, caramel, fruity, light citrus, sweet notes, smooth. OK.