Hop_Hedonist (247) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Monk - intensely grassy nose - well balanced IPA - I could stand a lot more hops - pleasant enough for one.
Lazlo_Panaflex (6) - - SEP 1, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apparently these guys are pretty consistent with their brewing. If this is a true statement then I shall probably try and drink their whole catalogue. This is their double hop IPA and in true form it packs a bit of a punch. It has a lovely amber colour in the glass with a delicious, fluffy head. On the nose you get caramel and honey with some spice. It almost smells like mead. Up front it is all hops and nutty malts with a lingering, bitter finish. I’m finding it a little sweet actually and the more it warms up the sweeter it gets. I wish I had left it in the fridge a bit longer to really get cold. It isn’t disappointing and is probably the best Aussie IPA I’ve had so far.
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a ridiculous head. Impossible to pour. Expect to wait a good 5-10 minutes before being able to pour the whole bottle.
Nose shows apricots, orange blossom, peach and resinous hops with sweet nutty and caramel malt underneath. Very nice!
Similar malt profile in the way of flavours, loads of nutty malt. Fruity hops also transfer through. Finishes with a bold, sharp clean bitterness.
Carbonation is way too high!!!! Really stupidly high.
If this wasn’t so massively over-carbed it’d be a bloody impressive beer.
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Wheaty-Adelaide. I’ve said it before but I think Lobethal are the most consistent brewers in the South Australian micro scene. Every beer I’ve had from them is well brewed and very drinkable. I really liked the double hop IPA, very well done. Lots of big hop aroma and flavour, one of the better Aussie IPAs.
hawthorne00 (2475) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a large light beige head. Aroma of earth, citrus and pine, apricots, oranges, caramel. A little soap. Taste is honeyed and fruity with orange and apricot, lingering but not huge bitterness. Nice fresh hop aroma but like their normal IPA just a bit sweet for me. Pretty good.
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. Great beer. Aromas of caramel, pine, and apricot. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.