ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Look, I realise hops are expensive in both New Zealand and Australia but this is getting ridiculous with these macro’s shining the light on their ’generous’ hop use in their descriptions only to deliver such sub-par efforts as this one. I used an etched glass which was a fail as it quickly rose up and out the lip; a little for the glass and a lot for the kitchen counter. Settles an honourable orange amber and sparkling with a good two inches of plumage. Grain mainly on the nose; toasted wholemeal, pumpernickel (?), Weet-Bix™ cereal, just a fluff of spice. Nutty, husky, slightly phenolic, burnt toast and caramel blend on the palate doused by sticky and cloying marmalade-esque notes in back and into the linger Body is cumbersome and awkward as it warms becoming gammy. Yet another dreary Monteith’s effort. (50cL, BBE 07/13, BWS Ellenbrook)
yakatak (3) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is not an IPA iand s closer to an APA without the nice citrus notes. No real aroma but is nice on the palate which is probably the most redeeming feature of this ale. It pours well with a good head and i enjoyed the bitter finish.
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber, rocky head, slight haze. Floral hop aroma with a delicate herbal quality. Earthy bitterness like old cascade, with caramel malts, light florals.
Kurtos (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma. Smells mainly of caramel with some slight hoppiness.
Appearance. Pours a nice earthy red colour.
Taste. Toffee and bread flavours really some to come through here, though with not too much sweetness, considering the lack of hoppiness i wouldn’t really call it an ipa.
Overall. I bought this beer wanting to try a new ipa, whilst bean a good beer it certainly doesn’t deliver in the ipa department.
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish hue with big bubbles in size. Malty to taste with some sweetness. Nice beer indeed.
varanid99 (435) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark gold pour with thick, soap bubbly head. A little caramel aroma and very mild fruit but quite weak. Taste is quite sweet, brown sugar, very little bitterness. Tastes a bit thin, a bit disappointing.
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the beers I drank while going through my conversion to real beer. At the time I really enjoyed it. This time though I’m struggling to find anything in it and I’m wondering just how fresh this bottle is. It is a small step above the average mainstream swill, but it IS a step in the right direction, I’ll give it that.
manooka (2) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Little to no aroma, smells closer to a larger. Strong malt flavor with little hop flavor at all. Perhaps a more traditional ’IPA’ that lacks character.
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Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500mL bottle. Pours golden with a small white head and a slight grass/toffey aroma. Slight citric hint with a toffee like backing but nothing special at all. The beers label/description was promising but it did not deliver.
maneliquor (2788) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a two finger white head sorting on top. Goes massively downhill from here. Can’t smell any hops. Closer to stale bread. Taste....no hops. None. Fucking shithouse sums this beer up