eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, - APR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
fantastic beer in some respects - the malt flavour is excellent and there is a great balance here between oily and spicy rye, toffee and bitterness. the element i dont like (and most aus breweries seem to love) is the galaxy hops. dirty heavy overripe tropical fruit and an odd tomato flavour that competes with the malt in midpalate rather than expanding it out into the finish. potential here but the syrup and fruit win over the malt and bitterness.
KeefOz (1429) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy dark amber with a two-finger off-white foamy head that retained well and laced well. Carbonation moderate with fine to medium bubbles forming trails. Aroma of caramel malt and nice tropical fruits hops. Taste with lots of toasted malt plus grapefruit like bitterness. Light body. Not overly hopped compared to other IPAs. Has a tarty/acidic bitterness on the finish.
alberti92 (159) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber colour with a finger of head. Sweet toffee and caramel on the nose with slight citrus perhaps? Fairly moderate mouthful with moderate carbonation. Taste is slightly Citrus with plenty of roasty characters accompanied by a peppery/spicy finish. I was expecting more from this but I have to keep in mind that this was sitting on the shelf at work for a few months before I bought it so possibly some of the hop characters may have faded in this time.
Malrider69 (121) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant amber/copper colour with a soapy head. A mild aroma is indicative of the subtle, yet complex flavour that exhibits hints of spicy rye and resin. Another excellent beer by Mountain Goat
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle picked up at dan murphys around terrigal. somewhere between amber and brown with a minimal head; grainy aroma with some sweet citric notes; mango nectar texture; some tinned fruit salad with modest bitterness. pleasant
Scopey (11563) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big dirrrrty bomber shared at Taps beer bar, KL. It pours cloudy deep red-amber with a small yellow-white head. The nose is earthy, pine needles, citrus peel, sherbet, light caramel and toast. The taste is bitter, pine needles, resin, earth, breadth, orange muffin and light alcohol with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Punchy and tasty, yet very drinkable.
varanid99 (918) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish gold pour with a big white head. Caramel, peachy, citrus in the aroma. Taste is orange, caramel, toasty, peach. Not bad at all
CacheManyHose (543) - HONG KONG - JAN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit boring. Pours a very inviting warm amber. Smells yeasty with a nice Cascade hop smell and some malt. Not much taste to it, though the rye does come through. Drinkable and definitely not unpleasant but the tepid flavour is probably the most disappointing part of this beer.
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 640ml bottle on 29/12/2013. Pours an opaque dark golden with a variable head. Has a mild hoppy aroma with some caramel in the mix. The flavour features lots of caramel and toffee malt. The hops are fruity and relatively firm but relatively modest by IPA standards. The dry rye is evident at the finish. Has a medium body and medium carbonation. Solid if not spectacular.
Hop_Hedonist (432) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty malt which must be the rye - balanced with a decent fruity hop hit - could do with bigger hop load to counter the malt but overall very pleasant - couldn’t drink a lot of it cos it’s quite heavy.
Niksko (571) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a white frothy head.
Nose is fresh peaches, pineapple and oranges, with a bit of caramel and some rye notes.
Flavour is lots of fruity orange and grapefruity hop flavours, some stone fruits, some caramel, some bready rye notes, and a bitter, grapefruit peel finish.
Body is medium and carbonation seems slightly towards the low end.
Overall a pretty bold IPA, with interesting rye notes. Doesn’t blow me away, but it’s definitely solid and tasty.