Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear rich amber colour poor head and lacing. Stale malt hop herbal aroma. Malt herbal spice flavour with stale aftertaste. Fizzy palate.
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timadae (2) - IRELAND - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh aroma of citrus fruit nice head when poured. Pale amber colour. Nice fresh flavours in the mouth and hint of malty sweetness on the end. Overall a nice easy going introduction style of IPA but lacks deppth of more craft IPAs
imaragingbull (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden yellow with resilient off white head. Aromas of light breads yeast, kiwi fruit, berries, grain and dough. Med body, light caramel graininess. Finishes lightly grassy and fruity
Maris (952) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a 500ml bottle on 19/5/2013. Pours a clear light golden with a medium head. Smells more like a pale lager than an IPA, with just a slight grainy malt aroma. The flavour is most pedestrian for the style - I’d struggle to pick this as an APA, let alone an IPA. There’s a modest fruitiness to it, with some bready malt in the background, with a mild bitterness finishing things off. The body and carbonation are medium. The 35 IBUs advertised on the bottle provide a good hint that this will be an underwhelming experience, and it is. A very poor IPA.
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle from BWS. Bright orange colour with a small head of foam. Aroma is quite modest with not a lot coming through. In the mouth the beer has good mouthfeel and body. Hints of vanilla in the flavour. Overall not too bad.
ALLOVATE (2334) - 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)
Oakes (12167) - 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.
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.
maneliquor (2995) - 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
DylansDad (300) - 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.