ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium amber, with a small off-white head, which does not last all that well but does leave reasonable lacing. There really isn’t a whole lot going on in the aroma, just some faint floral hops and toffee malt. Floral and grassy hops up front lead into a smooth body of toffee malt and candied fruit, which continues into the finish. This really doesn’t have enough hops to be considered an IPA; I would probably call it a sweet ESB if anything. For an IPA it is quite disappointing.
pgreensoup (14) - - APR 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good nose. Maybe the maltiest IPA I've had. Starts off sweet and stays with you. Nice malty twist on an IPA
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Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber colour wth an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet of fruit and caramel leading to a moderate bitter finish. Decent.
NBird (410) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my current fav swilling beer, I think I’m at about 10 cartons over the last 4 months. Best oz session beer? Could be! Pours deep amber red with sml-med head. Smells hoppy, pine, fruit & malt. Tastes like a great mix of hops, a little fruity, quite malty and finishes bitterly. Those mountain goat guys do it good. Props.
orange_3084 (124) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Deep clear reddish brown colour with medium white head. Hop aroma of citrus, pine and passionfruit is masked somewhat by the malt character of dark caramel. Medium oily body. Taste is also a slightly burn caramel sweet maltiness, which. Too much malt character disallows the hops to shine in this IPA. Still a decent drink.
Bif (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a adark bronze color with a good head that fades slowly to nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt and carmel. Taste is a bit of grapefruit with a caramel and some roasted malt. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp and smooth, nicely balanced. An enjoyable beer. Nice take on the style, a bit more malt than expected but still worth checking out.
Davros (2029) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Nose shows hefty crystal malt along with massive tangerine and toasty characters.
More tangerine and caramel as flavours. A fairly assertive bitterness in the finish but the malt wins out.
Body feels syrupy.
varanid99 (564) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Also drinking the 2012 version; as per comments below may be different to the original here. 6.2% ABV, different label description to above. Deep amber pour, thick off white persistent head. Pine needle and citrus aroma, very clean taste. Pine, resin, nice bitterness. Very more-ish..
jonnyguns (1076) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Really solid ipa has lots of tropical fruits and biscuit notes in the nose. Taste is really clean with a crisp bitter finish. Just a solid well balanced ipa. Good session beer
maneliquor (3283) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pretty standard ipa but goes down really well and is nicely priced. Super clean with a soft bitter finish which brings you back to the glass pretty damn quick. Really enjoyable thirst quenching stuff
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Earlier Rating: 2/28/2011 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a deep amber with a small white head. OK lacing. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, pine and hops. Nice caramel malt backing throughout this one. Hops and malts work very well together. Quite easy going and superbly balanced. Very good if you’re looking for a solid ipa and don’t want a hop bomb