CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, - 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.
monoroc (39) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden color with a minimal head. Faint citrusy aroma. malt body is rather thin with a rather long lasting, bitter finish. Had better pale ales.
RafeAU (158) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours with big head that drops quick. Over carbonated. smells a little funky. not my favourite pale ale.
ychvirus (19) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 21, 2014
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium citrus. Good with blueberry and tiramisu and Longboard in Australia. Tansan is strong.
roryogrady (1) - BALMAIN EAST, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Floral-citrus, pungent aroma. Well-balanced in terms of bitterness and finish. So damn good. Easily up there with the best pale ales in Australia.
vinhol (284) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mil bottle from brewery hoppy citrus aroma golden in colour with white head taste is citrus hoppy good stuff
sm89walt (1766) - Northern Beaches, 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 (202) - 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 (280) - 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 (390) - 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.