yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Tetasted 10/09/2008. 330ml bottle. Fantastic hop aroma and flavour this time. Juicy fruit with a great big hop wollop. Almost as good as Little Creatures and up there with Squire’s IPA. good one. Tasted 22/09/2007. 345ml bottle from BrewNZ. Deep gold with a disappearing off-white head. Dominant hop aroma - grapefruit, strawberry and a touch of mango-ish tropical. Some piney resin. Very light hint of caramel. Flavour again hop dominated... slightly metallic, nettley, and definitely rather blunt. Good strong bitterness. Peppery on the palate. Clean malt character - hardly anything to speak of, and certainly not enough to stand up to the ibu’s. Medium light body, slightly heavy carbonation. Pretty well made but not a great recipe - a little blunt and boring.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma is floral hops and sweet malt, the taste is light sweet malty with a nise floral hop taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.
bozoNZ (745) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
345ml bottle Amber coloured, Decent head but fades relatively quickly, Big citrusy resinous nose. Up front stonefruit sweetness with that typical late Cascade flourish. Nice
nigelmudge (1) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Being a Perth WA resident-how could i not rate this beer. From tap, a rich tan colour leads to an caramel malt taste with a nice after-twang to remiond you that some thought went into this one. A regular favourite in the pubs of Perth and rightly so. Not too heavy to be hard going but enough strength and character to stand out from the crowd.
Stew41 (1854) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dull copper (or maybe light tan?) with a very thin creamy head. Highly aromatic nose of fruity, herbal resiny hops. Slightly more pedestrian to taste; resiny hops remain and infact they are a touch aggressive, but regardless they define the palate structure well. A touch too fizzy perhaps? This beer is in the next ball park when compared to the ’just going’ stablemates Beez Neez and Redback. (BB 3/08)
madquacker (1085) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lesser version of Little Creatures. Little to no head and an amber colour. Smooth and citrusy but has abit of an odd metallic aftertaste. Still very drinkable and recommended.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 33 cL bottle. Pours filtered orange brown with no real head. Aroma is fruity and caramel sweet. Flavour caramel malty, dry into the finish.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 34,5 cl) Courtesy of highlandlad. Pours a clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Very fresh and citrusy aroma with a hint of pine needles also. Medium body, light accents of caramel, very floral an citrusy hopping. The finish is dry and hoppy. Lovely indeed. 290607
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber coloured with a white ehad.
Aroma of fruits, hops and pine needles.
Hoppy flavour of fruits, pine needles and grape fruits.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly red-like amber with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet and has a buttery feel to it. A touch of caramel is mixed well with a good dose of fruity and grassy hop notes. Quite low carbonation giving it an oily feel. Flavour is somewhat milder than the aroma - the hops don’t come to the fore in the same way. But it is quite low in alcohol, which might explain the missing ’pang’, I was looking was. If the aroma didn’t hype it, I would have given this 3.8, but the flavour is a touch of a let-down in comparison.