Pyobon (994) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Cloudy with plenty of floating matter and a small loose white head - not terribly appealing to look at. Subtle tangy fruity aroma, more ice lolly than beer - unusual but pleasant. Full body, slightly syrupy but well carbonated - again unusual and pleasant. The taste - what can I say? Unusual and pleasant. Itís also complex and changes in the mouth. The start is sweet fruit and malt with fresh tangy fruitiness to balance. Peppery spice notes develop and then in the finish a big bitter taste develops very late and stays around. Overall, you guessed it, an unusual and pleasant beer.
ShaneJ (609) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Slowbeer (Feb 2014). Hazy orange/amber, small off-white head, huge apricot/peach characters, chewy, resiny bitterness, rich caramel malt, full body, thick, syrupy texture, lasting bitter finish. Nice one.
Maris (1042) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 21/8/2014. Pours a slightly cloudy golden with a smallish white head, with lots of yeast floaties. Has a light aroma featuring apricot and a touch of tropical fruit. The flavour is very intense, with the apricot hugely evident, along with a touch of booze and a big, quite sharp, slightly salty, citrussy bitterness at the back. Has a syrupy texture and average carbonation. Improves markedly as it warms. Very unusual and rather enjoyable, if not an absolute bullseye. Props to Moon Dog for producing some weird gear which pushes the envelope but remains very drinkable.
mkel07 (3817) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Wine Emporium February 2014. Not a lot happening in the aroma department and the beers pours with a tidy puff of white foam. You get the faintest hint of apricot in the finish.
MRMedellin (211) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange cloudy beer, stable white head, strong hops aromas since is poured, and then some fruity notes come into. The body is medium, but the hop content is clearly high, increasing the intensity of the flavor and also giving to it an unexpected acidity and pepperiness. As is expected for an IPA the flavor remains for a while. Pretty good though, I was worried by the "apricot", but seriously work perfectly in this case.
varanid99 (572) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Iíll be honest, Iím not sure about this one, but luckily have a second bottle to try at a later date. Cloudy orange pour, clumpy protein globs throughout, not much head. Malty, apricot aroma. Tastes boozy, fruity, a little bitter, apricot more subtle than I expected. It tastes a bit like itís had a shot of apricot schnapps put in it - I really wanted to like this but itís just not my cup of tea. It does seem to get better as it warms up a little (and the fact that Iím gulping down 9% probably helps). Re-rate is in order though.
Update 16/8 - Marginally better this time around. Itís still basically an ok IIPA with a little bit of apricot to it. Slight (2 points) upgrade
sinkas (288) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Aubin Grove liquor
Heavy and sweet and heady carbonation
Flavour of double ipa but undertones of acetaldehyde which could be just the apricot
Odd beer maybe apricot was added to cover up faults?
tone_leggett (12) - - MAR 27, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent way to finish an Ipa off, great flavour, easy drinking beer.
Apricot does not dominate the beer, just enhances it!
StevieT (766) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy orange, not much head, mild fruity hops aroma, bitter and fruity with a warming cinnamon aftertaste. An interesting beer that turned out quite good. Doesnít hurt that itís 9.2%.
stoutnick (636) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky peach. Aroma is nice light fruit - not strange or overpowering. Taste is fruity bitterness, light spice. Overall, not really an IPA as hops only seem to bring mild bitterness. More like a spiced fruit beer, but really enjoyed it.