Theodopilos (33) - - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottles from dan murphys, amber colour, aromas of pine and grapefruit, the taste is very smooth, good lacing, low carbonation just the way I like it, good length, a good session beer, nice one mountain goat
TEJA (1399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a friend and unfortunantly forgotten in the beerceller. Sampled 150102 best before 130430, and this beer has cascade and galaxy hop, not the new hop blend. Fruity and american hop aroma. Mild caramell malt with a Smooth bitterness. Balanced body and still very enoyable.
ALLOVATE (2486) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lonely and forgotten in the back of the bar fridge I can safely call this a vintage rather than a fresh bottled batch so a re-rating to follow.
Deep, tawny copper with minutes, streaming carbonation and a tidy, sloppy off-white crown. Plummy, plump savoury fruit on the nose with toffee notes from the Crystal. Quite weedy, bitter and herbal on the palate with chewy, biscuity malts and a nutty, roasted malt back-drop. Esters of plums dwell long after each sip. Moderate body with soft carbonation. Not bad considering its age. Worthy of another try. (33cL, BB 27/09/13)
floydian1 (1082) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at brewery tap in Richmond, Melbourne. Deep golden with a medium-sized white head. Biscuity malts with a decent piney and fruity dry hop bitterness that does not overpower. Smooth medium-bodied palate. Enjoyable IPA.
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: citrus fruits and light floral hops. Appearance: clear amber, small, creamy, white head. Taste: light bitter and sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, flowers, fruits, then bitters coming up, dry finish. Overall: nice IPA, great aroma. Pint at The Globe, Hong Kong.
GoufCustom (904) - HONG KONG - NOV 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.
Looks: Clear amber red with no yeast sedimentsOne-quarter finger head and light beige foam which fades in 10 seconds; Good sticky lacing with slight carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and quite sweet Ale malt, with strong passion fruits, light mango, light papaya, assorted tropical fruits, strong lemon and lime, grapefruit, honey, light pine, light yeast and grass.
Taste: Light sweet light Ale malt, with light roast, grapefruit, lemon zest, fairly light pine, hint of toffee, lime, strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Mid to light body, dry and slightly slick palate.
Mouth Feel: Quite dry wheatyness. Thin with good light Ale malt backbone, quite roasty as well. Dominated by Galaxy with strong bitter hops which somehow blanket the grapefruits, but lemony lime zests are prevalent. Not much pine nor sweetness, very clean and fruit-hoppy. Good!...
Hoppiness: Quite strong passion fruits, tropical fruits, lemon and light pine in nose. Lemon zest , strong lime and grapefruit in taste. Bitterness is flat-out strong but without much dimension, not sophisticated but lasting for a strong bitter finish.
After Taste: Quite dry, very limey and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one is all Galaxy - it has pretty good citrus and tropical fruits in aromas, but the hoppiness somehow lack dimension to be truly impressive, plus the malt is wheat-thinned, which makes the beer too clean and thin for an IPA. It’s surgical and quite likeable, but it lacks the necessary depth to impress.
R4N5H (139) - SINGAPORE - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at the Roundhouse, Peel Street, Hong Kong. Amber colour with a small white head. Slightly cloudy. Aroma of hops, pine and citrus. Bitter taste of grapefruit, citrus, malt and hops. Strong bitter finish. A very enjoyable IPA.
Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus and resinous hops. Candied sweet malt rounds out the bitterness and extends tot he finish. medium bodied. Not a powerhouse, just a well made IPA.
RafeAU (211) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice IPA - lovely aroma, bitterness just right for the style. Pour from bottle gave little head. Mild carbonation. Good stuff.
Scopey (7618) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Taps Beer Bar, KL. It pours ambers with a small white head. The nose is orange sponge cake, stewed citrus, earth, resin and pine needles. The taste is crisp, bitter, orange peel, grapefruit, pine needles, resin, light soap and mild alcohol with a lingering dry-bitter finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Solid IPA.
mattyhennessy (353) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s refreshing to have an American IPA that’s not loaded with cascade hops. Pours a beautiful red amber with a creamy beige head. Slightly cloudy excellent sweet fruit aroma, some citrus, apricot and pine. Super malty backbone, yet somehow it doesn’t feel heavy. Caramel flavours that balance very well with the fruit. I could drink many of these.