bmeup (560) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good looking amber orange under a tight compact 5mm tan head. Sweet fruit aroma with some citrus and pine. Flavour is sweet and malty then dry hops after. It’s weighted to the malty side with a good body, carbonation and quite smooth. Has a lengthy bitter finish. Pretty good for me.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. ANOTHER Aussie IPA scared to forgo the big malt base. Who’s afraid of the big bad hop? Still, better than when they had their regular IPA. Big tawny malt caramel body with whiffs of citrus and pine emanating off the loch. Full bodied for 5.7%. Could be so much more, but survives as a decent American PALE ALE. Cut down on the crystal malt over reliance please guys.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nut brown - dark amber body, with a large tan head. Moderate to highly carbonated. Taste-aroma: Resinous, citrus pith/marmalade, with a toasty-biscuity sweet body, but a significant bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a while ago. Hoppy on the nose with some tropical notes, the taste was a beautiful combination of the strong grassy hop and a rich sweet caramel and toffee malt. Nice bitter finish
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (in NZ) courtesy of BozoNZ. This didn’t do it as much for me. I wasn’t picking up too much on the nose, and the malt on the palate felt a little blah. Not sure why I didn’t get this.
mkel07 (3972) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle. Thick creamy sand coloured foam sits atop a copper coloured base, looks great and is packed full of caramel malt and hop aromas that jump out of the glass. The flavour doesn’t disappoint with rich malty flavours that sit in the mouth and linger. This is definetely a rare breed.
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
640mL bottle, 6.2% ABV. Pours clear gold with a small and short-lived off-white head, leaving some lacing. Reasonably strong floral, citrusy and tropical fruit hop aromas over honey and caramel. Medium sweetness and bitterness with a reasonable level of hop flavour and a slight sourness coming through. Light-medium bodied, soft and smooth carbonation, and a little sticky with a lingering finish.
bluevegie (3064) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6.2%. Clear burnt orange body with minimal but lasting head. Good hop nose with sweet malts as well. Mainly hop flavour in the taste, moderate bitterness, smooth and medium body. Drank well.
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
6.2% version, arrived via post today, cheers Cam. Lovely colour, as bright and clear a a beer gets. Lovely aroma combines the lightest touches of pine, light citrus and herb. Fantastic weight and texture, it just wafts over the palate. Enough balance of sweetness all round hop freshness and lingering finish. Really delightful....
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not really new world as I might have expected. That is, not over hopped or malted relative to the style. Bravo to the 5.7% and fantastic packaging. Heaps of balance and flavours are very faithful to the IPA style. Hops show mineral and iron, authentic in my book. Some sweetness to finish. One of MG’s best beers me thinks. Over-priced at $10 for a 660ml but hey, this is Australia.