sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Poured a clear, effervescent golden amber with a tall, frothy, lacing and mostly lasting white head. Bold and spicy citrus-styled hops with a vibrant tropical edge on the nose. Flavours of tangerine and mango with biscuity pale malts, nutty yeast, earth and then a lemon rind, marmalade bitterness to close. A slightly perfumed then toasty aftertaste. Medium-ish body, firm and dry mouthfeel, medium carbonation and finishing with a protracted pithy zest in the finish. Nice enough as a pale ale being fresh and crisp but I was particularly enamoured of the yeasty peculiarities in evidence.
CacheManyHose (310) - HONG KONG - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is heavily citrus, bready malt, bit of ester. Tastes of bitter hop, some sweet malt/banana and tiny bit of spice/pepper. Frothy body. Quite flavourful for a pale ale.
VinegarStroke (314) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: cloudy, hazy, light copper with a light head but good lace. Fruity, malty estery nose. Slightly unclean. Off dry, not sour and only moderate bitterness. Hollow mid palate. Lacks depth and length. Refreshing palate.
More English in style than American. Lacks hops and bitterness for a USA style. Good ale aroma but lacking palate structure
TomThumb (1) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty lovely. Could have been a touch thicker but the sweetness was lovely. Think biscuit caramel. Super frothy, I couldn’t drink it out of the bottle, this is probably a good thing but some prefer it a bit less carbonated.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light orange. This bottle had a huge head that didn't dissipate due to over carbonation. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. Citrus is the predominant aroma, however it is relatively subdued. Delicious malt body with a gentle sweetness backed by a strong citrus hop element. More English than American which is a welcome change.
mattyhennessy (360) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper colour with a small white head. Medium/high carbonation. Citrus and pine aromas. Some pineapple and passionfruit flavours also, balanced with a slightly complex malt profile. It is distinguishable that this beer uses US and NZ hops. Mild bitterness, making this pleasant
Iphonephan (3910) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Sydney. Pours a hazy copper with a thick off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of biscuit, orange and mango. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Light bitter finish.
Fabi (1) - - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just went back from Australia. Try as many different beers as I can. This is my fav.
Morboso (99) - ECUADOR - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Re-visited and rated up as my palate has taken a small step up in sophistication. Nice promising aroma, full bodied, high bitterness and reminiscent of tainted Chevron Ecuadorian rainforest water acridness. Quite satisfying. The beer that is. Screw Chevron.
omhper (20449) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Local Taphouse, Melbourne. Cloudy golden. Lychee and pineapple up front. Fairly sweet with medium body and soft mouthfeel. Plenty of tropical fruit. Long salty bitterness. Pleasant!