highlandlad (1432) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent IPA but somehow less than the sum of its parts. Plenty has gone into this but it falls away notably in the back palate. Bitterness also seems less than the 65 IBU claimed on the bottle. Not calling them out on it but I expected more oomph. Comes with a characteristically exuberant MoonDog head that refuses to settle atop a muddy pale bronze body. Over-ripe aroma dominated by Amarillo and dextrose. Smells promising but perhaps sweeter than the style warrants - like fruity boiled lollies. Melon notes and sucrose. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, despite a head that does not give an inch. The hops have it on the tongue but there’s surprisingly little cut-through for the hop bill. Resinous, with a faintly astringent note that detracts from an otherwise clean ’pinomint’ finish. Scratching my head about this - it’s like a movie with a great cast, great director and a great script and yet it doesn’t quite come together. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)
GlassBrass440 (185) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep gold with cloud white head. Decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is an oddly pleasant mix of spicy/herbal and fruity hops, with a caramel background. Some alcohol. Reminds me of a decent fruit cake. As it warms slightly, a more dank aroma shows through. Flavor is similar with cinnamon and citrus. Caramel is more apparent in the aroma. Surprisingly clean finish with only some mild bitterness and astringency in the mouthfeel. This is certainly a unique IPA. One that I’d enjoy again.
whoisghost (88) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks great - very active, off white head with a hazy light bronze body. Very herbal and earthy aroma with a slight hint of sweet fruits. The herbal aroma carries through to the taste too, particularly corriander and white pepper. Piney hops in the mix too - its actuallt quite bitter but not overpoweringly so. Sits well in the mouth, maybe a little over carbonated but has a good density and leaves a really nice velvet feel upon its exit.
tbgoose (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth and bitter, easy to drink with great flavour. Hoppy and citrus but still lovely mouth feel and malty smoothness.
NBird (455) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks..Straw yellow amber, sml head.
Smells.. Stone fruit, pineapple, some hop dank.. Hint of melon.
Tastes..Apricot, tropical stone fruit, light wafer like malt character, soft and easy for a 7%.
grubypawel (189) - - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy golden with some white head. Aroma of coriander, resin and multifuit juice. Quite dry with a medum bitter finish.
LesArgen (240) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is dominated by a flavour of coriander and parsley, which is really not my thing. There’s plenty of hops to like about it, but I just can’t get that aftertaste out of my mouth.
Lunkie (1508) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hop herbal spice aroma. Murky Amber colour great head and lacing. Malt spice grass herbal flavour. Moth lingering palate.
ShaneJ (644) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (April 2014). Murky amber/orange, dirty white head, lots of froth from neck of bottle, floral aroma, lavender, musk lollies, ripe rockmelon, sweet sugary malt, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, hollow, resinous bitter finish. Ok, but expected more.
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, raspberry, raspberry, raspberry! Aroma = raspberry, taste = raspberry. good carbonation,
StevieT (841) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy amber, interesting floral aroma, resin mouth feel and sharp, rich hoppy flavours.