mattyhennessy (353) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Would never have picked this as an IPA in a blind. Missing that typical supet-citrus flavour of most US IPAís, not necessarily to itís detriment. Vegetable and malty aroma, high carbonation, dry finish. Not a punch of flavour and bitterness like most, but at 7% is not exactly sessionable. Some bready flavour with a grapefruit and herbal finish. Quite enjoyable
Davros (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with a large, lasting mousse-like head.
Nose shows lovely sweet clean malt with a cookie dough-like hint, musk sticks, fruity confectionery and mango/paw paw/rockmelon. Lovely.
Toned down flavours, some sweet clean malt, grapefruit, pine and bready notes leading to an aggressive sharp bitterness.
Carbonation is a bit over the top.
vanvenlo (1346) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Moon Dog Brewery on tap (22-May-2014) Sweet herbal floral aroma. Clear amber colour ordinary head and suds lace. Herbal veg sweet malt flavour. Bitter herbal hop finish&floral herbal sweet aftertaste.
Choos (647) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Moondogs bar
lightly zesty good hop and malt balance hiding the 7 percent.
Sheet lacing and perfectly clear
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Maris (1066) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 7/5/2014. Pours a cloudy dark golden with a big foamy white head. Has a slightly odd, sweet, fruity, yeasty aroma, with some bubblegum in the mix. Take a sip and itís the malt that holds sway, with lots of bread and some caramel. Some sweet citrus fruit follows, along with a medium spicy bitterness. Has a fullish body and is a touch over-carbed. This is a bit of a strange beast - I wouldnít really pick it as an IPA blind, as it barely resembles the typical US style. Thereís more malt than hops here, notwithstanding the spicy kick at the end (there is perhaps a hint of a rye IPA there). The body is fullish and itís perhaps just a touch over-carbed. I actually quite enjoyed it after my initial puzzlement, but real hop heads may be a bit disappointed.The monkey on the label is pretty cool though.
Stew41 (1783) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very MOR. Some modern sweetness in the palate but not particularly resin packed or bitter. Smokey, slatey, almost reductive note to finish. Does fade somewhat in the back palate. Not convinced all is ok here.
Hop_Hedonist (288) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2014 Retasted 23 June - balanced IPA - light biscuit malt and fruity hops - remarkable light/medium body a welcome surprise considering the abv - refreshing brew due to its bitter zing - could session this but Iíd fall over... The fresher bottles of the 4-pack were better and my last one today shows the hops have very quickly faded which results in an okay beer but nothing to get excited about. Amp up the hops to make this an exciting brew.
MrPlow (12) - - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark copper with aromas of pine and grapefruit and white head. Caramel malts lead to a hoppy finish with pine and grapefruit.
Niksko (401) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a foamy off white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine, caramel, slight vanilla note. Flavor is lots of strong grapefruit, orange, toffee, with a piney, grapefruit finish. Slightly heavy mouthfeel. Really interesting. Itís got lots of dark, sweet flavors, but itís still pretty dry and quite agressively hoppy. Really amazing, as always.
Sevenlee (1451) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, citrus and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a big hoppy finish. Awesome stuff!