madquacker (995) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice APA. Lots of good floaters and an orange hue. Cirus notes. A good example of the style.
CitrusP (56) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong fruity hop aroma on the really fresh bottles with a little caramel malt, this translates strongly in the taste which also has a lovely hint of zesty orange with a subtle malt backing. On older bottles the malt is more forward and really quite satisfying, i find the NZ hops kinda funky at times (especially on the older bottles) but it’s definitely enjoyable and makes for a different kind of pale experience. taste lingers on for a good amount of time. Really good beer that isnt afraid to be different.
KeefOz (624) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a translucent honey amber colour with a two-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly but laced well. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of malt and sweet hops. Taste had faint malt but dominated a bit by hops which gave a mild bitterness. Medium body. Medium length slightly bitter finish but quite a good beer.
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a nice golden colour with plenty of spicy fruity hops all held together by a solid malt backbone, quite tasty.
theodorereg (18) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rustic sweetness with a nice bitter tang. Dark yellow colour and a thin head.
Not bland, not ordinary in taste, worth a try.
Jado (388) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There?s a lot of carbonation on the pour, which lifts the aromas of pine and grsss. Looks pretty good with a cloudy amber body topped with a solid white head. Taste is a nice blend of biscuit malt and fresh hops. The hops tend to take over on the palate, and this is probably a bit more aggressively hopped than many similar Aussie APAs with resin notes coming through. Finishes crips and dry. Good beer.
pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 This was an over carbonated and insipid APA. You are so distracted by the fizz that you cannot appreciate the flavours. I was very disappointed!!
apcandrew (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark golden colours, white head. Citrus aroma. Citrus and fruit in the taste with low bitterness and slight honey in the after taste.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared from Deanso. Pouts clear golden with a white head. Aroma of citric hops and grain. Flavour is biscuit, malt, toffee, light citrus and a little tropical fruit from the motueka. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
deanso (4109) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared.
Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Subtle bitterness. Nice beer