varanid99 (541) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with thin but dense off white head. Fruity, hoppy, (peachy?) aroma. Citrus and peppery hit at the start, a bit of caramel, not overly bitter but a good finish.
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows grapefruit, soft peach and passion fruit alongwith very faint clean malt.
Some fruit hops as flavours too, along with some honey.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.
Pretty easy-drinking stuff.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours hazy orange amber with big tight off white head. Aromas of caramel, pasionfruit, citrus and tropical fruit salad. Nice caramel overtones among the hop aromas. Medium-light body - munich malts, caramel, biscuit among a citrusy tropical fruit. Balanced finish with a nice bitterness and a semi dry sweetness.
madquacker (1049) - 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 (59) - 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 (954) - 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 (21) - 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 (564) - 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 (400) - 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!!