Jimthechap (1854) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is of a rich rosy amber to caramel colour with a skim of white head that left a trail of lace down the side of the glass. The aroma was faultless, offering rich dessert fruitiness, peaches, nectarines and sweet pastry. There’s resinous amber characters of redwood gum and spruce needles, kiwifruit pulp and locquot. Body-wise it is on the sweeter side with plentiful berryfruit tartness accompanying the bitterness profile that leaves a lasting finish with tangs of burnt caramel.
I had one of these and then had another. Then I had another one and wished I could have more, which is what you want from good beer.
Pyobon (1014) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Can) Clear copper amber with good pale tan head that collapses quickly. Wonderful tropical fruit aroma. Light body with good carbonation. Nice taste that mixes exotic fruit, some peppery spice over a light toffee sweetness. The finish has some slightly harsh bitterness and seems a little thin. Very nice amber ale.
jmgreenuk (5237) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear medium coppet amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a wood nettle resin, light toothpaste hop bitter light citrus palate and a moderate woody bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Plenty going on and very refreshing.
Bootlegger007 (91) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another quality Mountain Goat, a clear amber ale with sweet hoppy aromas with cookies and citrus, flavours of bubblegum & passion fruit leaves the palate wanting more, very sessionable beer, smooth body
varanid99 (602) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a decent off-white head. Caramel, floral and tropical aromas, taste is malty, floral, a little bitter, a little dry - nicely done
HKdIPA (348) - HONG KONG - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Brewcraft at home. Clear very dark amber pour with thin/no head. Really good aroma - spicy but also dank hoppiness, unusual (a bit similar to the SD beers earlier this summer). Taste is similar to aroma but disappointingly weak. Finish is more faithful to the interesting aroma. Dank hops, spiciness. Not bad.
RafeAU (237) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml can. Pours amber (a good start) with a small head that quickly disappears. Hoppy aroma. Lots of big malty flavours with hops overlaying that. Slightly sweet taste with bitter finish. A very nice amber ale.
KeefOz (1007) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
BB 21.03.15. Poured a clear dark amber with a one- to two-finger off white frothy head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation moderate and coarse. Aroma with a moderate level of very nice and inviting sweet fruity hops plus a hint of malt. Taste more subdued level of fruit than in the aroma. Light body, mouthfeel a bit thin. Smooth with low level bitterness.
chefseanjudd (28) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely hoppy amber ale. Good red colour, white head. Aroma is all toffee and nuts then passion fruit and kiwi. Malt forward flavour but with a good hop bitterness at the middle and end.
Very drinkable, sessionable even.
Hop_Hedonist (288) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt forward as is the style - good fruity hops - low bitterness (would have like more) - pleasant balanced easy drinker - like the can package. Amp up the hops and the complexity and this could really be something special instead of just safe and solid.