DylansDad (290) - 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 (473) - 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.
varanid99 (351) - 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.
Kurtos (58) - 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 (997) - 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.
ElGaucho (2120) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Falco242, who was good enough to bring it all the way back with him from New Zealand. Fruity aroma with a hint of hops. Hazy amber with visible carbonation and a thin ring of off-white head. Flavor is on the dry side which makes sense considering the low ABV for an IPA. Although the commercial description refers to the beer as a pale ale...odd when the beer label calls it an IPA. Nice, lingering hop finish with some breadiness. Better as a pale ale than as an IPA, although in both cases it is fairly unbalanced in favor of the hops. I’d rather it be in that direction if it’s going to be unbalanced. Still, all style characteristics aside, it qualifies as a pretty good session beer with solid amount of hop bitterness.
Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, Ã¥nd dusty hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and dusty hops, leading to a bitter finish.
Rangi (500) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Not sure this is an IPA, no aroma, no flavour coming through at all. Pretty much a pale ale.
pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This looks and smells ok. However, the hop flavour is lacking and it is disappointing on taste and mouthfeel. Yet again it is nice to see monteiths having a try, but this is off the mark.