Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought in Peninsula, Vic, Australia. Deep copper colour with a small, short lived white head. Aroma is lots of malts and tropical fruits. Citrus peach and grass. Taste is dough, peach and hay. Quite bitter finish, which works well. Good balance to it all. Suiting fizzy carbonation and a abit sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a great IPA, the best one yet in Australia.
Lunkie (1561) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicer floral herbal aroma. Deep amber colour great head & lacing. Herbal spice hop malt flavour. Smooth palate.
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Malrider69 (92) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best IPAs to come out of Australia. Pours with an excellent head, strong, long lasting flavour.
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit murky, dull tan-amber, nice frothy head. Earthy, mushroomy hop. A bit syrupy but with earthy, crackery hop character.
Rangi (638) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy poor with some sediment present. There was a pleasant balance between the hops and malt. Not the best ipa I ever had but Pleasant.
Niksko (480) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, a bit of a gusher.
Pours a darkish golden with a finger of bubbly white head.
Nose is citrus, apricot, peach and some malt sweetness. Very inviting
Taste is peach and apricot on the attack, followed by some citrus on the mid palate. The finish is a solid piney, resiny bitterness, some grapefruit, a hint of sweetness and that gorgeous biscuit that I love so much in an IPA.
Mouthfeel is a bit fizzy for my tastes, but it’s not overly so. Medium body.
I can see why everybody raves about this. It’s got really great balance and complexity, and overall it’s just delicious. A great combination of hops that I might have to steal for my own homebrew.
gnoff (8740) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Eydie’s, Melbourne. On July 27, 2013.
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Bitter aftertaste. Hoppy, fruity scent.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from brewery big hoppy aroma dark amber in appearance big hop taste very good ipa
downender (6954) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor, Perth. Amber with a decent, off-white head. Plenty of citrus fruit, with supporting biscuity malts and a decent, dryish finish. Enjoyable.
Bif (1693) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Served a hazy bronze color with a good head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of pine, some citrus and fruity with a bit caramel. Taste of pine and citrys with fruit and bit of caramel sweetness. Has a nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and nicely balanced. Flavor is enhanced as it warms. Very good IPA. Worth checking out.