mkel07 (2520) - 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.
Wolfosaurus (3) - - JUN 3, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong grassy hops aroma. Cloudy light golden colour with average head. Strong hops flavour with some bitterness.
Oakes (11031) - 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.
madquacker (998) - 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.
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.
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.
Pyobon (800) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Hazy golden amber with decent whitish head. Aroma has biscuit and peppery spice. Nice palate; medium bodied with mouth filling soft carbonation. Taste is biscuity malt with some peppery notes and a steadily developing, rather harsh, bitterness that leaves a quite unpleasant aftertaste. Oval, rather disappointing, but quite drinkable.
imaragingbull (552) - 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
Ungstrup (27766) - 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.
Jimthechap (1331) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold in colour toward amber with a fluffy white head that looks rather good. Tight, creamy bubbles that clung on to form good lace. The aroma was of fairly mellow hops balanced with golden malts, contributing toward orange citrus on the nose. Maybe even a little tropical flower character. The flavour was peachy with tangy citrus bitterness but even then, it wasn’t s knockout "I have fallen in love with you" beer. The IPA style has considerable range from subtle, mature English IPA to brash, forthright hoppy monsters from the US: this sat in neither camp and barely registered its presence among competitors. Yes it is good for introducing people to the style, no it is not a good example. Just a light, clean sessionable pale ale sorry.