ANZUShophunter (60) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle in Belgian ale glass. Pours cloudy and golden in the South Oz pale ale tradition. Modest yeast and hop aroma. Sweeter than many pale ales. Refreshing on a hot day. Like the rhyme in the name.
TedE (444) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle into glass. Sour nose, a bit vinegar, a bit spicy hop. Cloudy golden beer with small sudsy head. High carbonation. Very spritzy, medium body. Subtle citric aftertaste with later sherbet. Very late malt present. Refreshing, pleasant.
GoufCustom (1030) - HONG KONG - MAR 24, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in New Town Plaza, Shatain.
Cloudy hazy dull orange amber colour with no yeast sediments; No head and thin residual soapy white foam which fades in 5 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing with barely notable carbonation; Sweet aroma of ale malt, with light grapefruit, lemon, light floral, molasses, pine, earth and yeast; Close to light sweet taste of light ale malt, with very light grapefruit, grapefruit oil, faint molasses, light pine, very light resin, thin biscuits, yeast, lemon, bitter hops and grass; Light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is very lightweight Ale, so thin you might think someone put a concentrated Ale capsule in a large jar of water. Notable grapefruits but seems fake, fairly strong pine and traces of resins, but yeast is thin. Bitter but not so tasty lemony hops rounds up. No!... Hoppiness is light grapefruit, light floral, pine and lemon in nose and taste, with a bit more resin and spice to the tongue. Bitterness is notable, seems more than 25 IBU suggests for a lasting fair bitter finish; Fairly dry after taste. Watery and bitter to mouth.
Comments: It doesn’t matter whether this is a APA or just a local Aussie Pale Ale, the watery palate, low-fi maltyness and rather half-hearted Amercian hops doesn’t really help its cause, and it has a lowly feel to it. Barely acceptable and I won’t touch it again!
anstei (268) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Pours clear golden yellow. Faint hops nose. Corny unbalanced taste. This ale hints at many things, but doesn’t have the courage to strike for it. Odd.
k0mpsa (1699) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from bws broadbeach, australia. Copper color, white head. Aroma is malty and light hoppy. Malty and little light body, some dry hops.
RafeAU (365) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This has an overpowering metallic taste. is this just my bottle or is this what it is? unpleasant.
ychvirus (20) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 16, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
High carbonic acid gas, first taste is just no taste and nothing special. Design is simple and looks elegant. It seems to be related to grape something. Last taste is little special.
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Brisbane, August 2014. A bit hazy golden with a white head. Light with some hops, hay, citrus and grass. Drinkable but nothing special.
Morboso (105) - ECUADOR - AUG 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2014 Re-rated this, maybe the quality level varies as the first time I tried it wasn’t good but this time I liked it, some nice piney aromas, reasonable bitterness that lingers but a fairly clean finish, pretty subdued, a bit like Gage Atomic but the carbonation in this one seems "creamier".
VinegarStroke (338) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 6/6: Bottle: Another poor beer from these guys. Clean simple short. Lacks any obvious ale lift or hops. Short light palate.
Waste of money and tasting time.