ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Plonk. Hazy dark amber, small, tight, lasting head, aroma is alcohol, candy sugar, hops, Belgian yeast, taste is peppery, spicy, syrupy, spirity, some bitterness, warming alcohol. Quite good, but glad I’m not driving anywhere!
ALLOVATE (2334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, why not.. As heated as a Saturday night goes let’s add fuel to the fire. 11.5% ABV, well I may just excuse my glass of port for being too weak and get on to this one. Cluddy, heavily marred by proteins in suspension so clarity is negatory. Minimally lasting clad holds on just enough to leave thin wired lace. Heavily, headily resinous, peachy, apricot and artificial fruit medicine nose with an olfactory ting’ of plastic. Baseboard, low level but fuelled and heated palate. Cardboard, plastic, light oil, nail polish remover. Burp, I just told myself to desist. Vanillin, toothpick, peach juice, vodka, I don’t know no more. Just not a Triple IPA. More a 16 year old’s attempt at impressing friends with hasty drunken stupidity. Not Moondog’s best! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Jado (488) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper-amber with a small head that sticks around. Aromas are quite light, but are dominated by Belgian yeast characters of banana and clove with some caramel. The taste however shows strong hop characters, with assertive hop bitterness giving way to marmalade, lemon and peppery spice. Bit of alcohol at the end. Quite a good beer but undone by a lack of balance.
Sevenlee (1253) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hops! yeast, spices, fruit and some floral notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy but not too dry finish. Another good, though not quite as experimental as we’re used to, from Brew Dog.
Jade (405) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange and hazy, minimal white head. Strong fruit and malt aroma. strong bitter fruit and malt flavour, warming and sticks to the back of the throat. Nice.
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head misty deep amber pour mild carbonation with sugary rich aromas yeast spice citrus orange lemon toffee grapefruit mixed hoppiness the flavours medium strong bitter lemon rind origin soapy taste lemon grapefruit orange yeasty goodness spice clove a vine taste grape smooth toffee biscuit rich malts soap gone flavours come through nicely the finish spicy touch loads of hops rich malts good balance lovely sweet bitter taste at the finish
Chrishrt30 (95) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Biscuit brown and a nice light white ring of lace, but not much of a head.
For an IPA the nose is quiet light, floral notes, pineapple, passion and a hint of honey.
Thick and chewy, sweetness like salty toffee. A good hoppy bite evens out the candy sugar, but there is a slight sourness, which curls the tongue in the finish.
The incredibly high alcohol leaves a warming, malty, biscuity coating in the mouth.
Being an IPA there is a definite bitterness, good resins and a slight tang of fermented fruit. A very interesting beer that is not overwhelming.
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bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dull bronze body with decent head. On the aroma is all three - hops, malt and yeast, and that is probably the same in the taste with nothing making real statement, though the alcohol doesn't step in either.
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CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Far too raw on the alcohol on the back end and sweet on the front end. Couldnt have told you that this was belgian inspired from a blind taste. Doesnt make itself known very clearly. The combination of malt and hops has potential and shows glimpses of goodness but it’s smothered by the ABV which is not properly synced with the flavour. Would be interesting to age one.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks terrible, taste is ok a little too boozy but not bad. Not the best from moon dog.