Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really citrusy, but balanced beer. Not as bitter as American IPAs. Probably because most of us Australians have a phobia of hops. Nice stuff though.
VinegarStroke (267) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 6/6: Bottle: Moderate head. Good lift dominated by hops and malt. Moderate bitterness and good length.
Finally some flavor and style from the guys down in the Vale. .
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Poured a lively, clear amber with a firm and lasting off-white head that left a scattered, soapy lace. Fragrant nectarine, orange marmalade and peach aromas with a caramel malt sweetness. More inclined towards nutty and bready malts to taste but with plenty of fruit qualities on offer here too. Light to medium body though slightly hollow in the mid-palate. Medium carbonation and a lengthy but modestly intense finish of zesty, pithy hops and tangerine.
Niksko (314) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a lightish amber with a fine white head. Nose is interesting for an IPA. Honey, raisin, candied orange. Flavor is candied orange, burnt sugar, a little bitterness on the finish. Slightly thin and watery body. Interesting aroma and flavor. I’d love to see this aroma and flavor profile with some more hoppiness and body.
Morboso (40) - ECUADOR - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Banana, bread, coffee, fried tomato and bacon is what I had for breakfast. This IPA on the other hand is a very nice beer seems strong but that could be due to lack of sleep because my early morning presence at the Anzac day service. I don’t like the label that much - polka dots not too becoming. Actually a lovely beer, I haven’t experienced many IPAs but this is this best so far without having to spend too much money. Great hops/bitterness/colour and drinkability without being too weak. Good choice this one if you are in OZ and budget conscious. Recent slight rate down as I found James Squire Hop Thief 6 as good if not better at a considerably cheaper price.
K1D (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great tasting beer. Not as strong as other IPA’s. Good color. Will buy this beer again.
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a schooner shared in Sydney. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Grassy hop nose. Flavors of tropical fruit and hay. Bitter finish.
vinhol (250) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mil bottle nice hoppy aroma dark amber in colour nice resin taste although well balanced good ipa
pjw (5) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly too fizzy, light hops aroma, taste is a little bland. Solid enough but certainly nothing special.
omhper (19230) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at Local Tap House, Melbourne, Victoria. Hazy amber, small head. Gooseberry and caramel up front. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Cocoa and gooseberry, notes of caramel. Mid bitter finish.