Maris (772) - Canberra, - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 From a 330ml bottle on 14/11/2012. Pours a slightly cloudy dark golden with a massive five finger head. Has a very floral, fruity aroma similar to their Angry Man. The flavour is also like Angry Man, but after he’s been working out big time. You get lots of passionfruit, citrus fruit and honey, with a touch of yeastiness. The hops are dialed up fairly high to provide a satisfying dry, bitter, slightly spicy finish. My only real complaint is that it’s over carbonated. All up another very nice beer from Murrays, if not quite top flight.
HopRedHead (151) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2013
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sipped from the bottle. As soon as the lid came off I spilled this shit all over my favourite pair of pants. Alright settle down, maybe it just traveled badly and is a tad over-carbonated. Nice grapefruit aroma with a caramel malt. Took a sip, what the fuck. If you filled a keg with bubble bath, champagne and bubble wrap and rolled it down Mount-Fucking-Rumbly Tumble it would be less carbonated than this. Cant take one sip without the head foaming up through the neck and spraying me in the face. Murrays, I like your other beer, but this is undrinkable.
Stew41 (1580) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Masterfully balanced IPA. Clean, sharp but smooth with good resin and citrus. Strays into a new world style but only just.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. It’s been a while since I’ve had a beer from Murray’s and I’d forgotten how good they are and this one is no different. It’s a big froth monster when poured into the glass with a big gush of loose foam. It settles to leave a hazy honey coloured beer. Grapefruit and floral aromas and a great flavour.
TimE (2604) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Med bet golden color. Grapefruit, somewhat medicinal , big hop character . Big hoppy start but then glides into maltiness.
jdpeebs (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at the beer club at Roxbury Hotel Glebe- very nice earthy hop aromas. A good sweet up front taste, with a huge hop bitter taste of the finish. Very good beer.
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Brenhophead (392) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL bottle. Pours slightly cloudy sunset orange/yellow with a massive white head, way over-carbonated. I do get the spicey citrus flavour in this beer but its hard to pick out over the bubbles acting like sherbert on my tongue.
Nysa67 (14) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bubbles. Difficult to taste beer with all that fizzy carbonation. You cannot sip - you are just drinking foam, need to take a large volume in just so you can taste the beer. Nice, but different, bitterness and flavours but elusive. Reminder of flavours with each numerous burp. Did I mention the bubbles?
halfbaked (47) - - JAN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Standard sort of golden amber colour. Quite pleasant aroma, big on grapefruit and pine. Quite bitter ending with a touch of funkiness. Much bigger flavour than I have come to expect from Murrays. Not bad.
maneliquor (1701) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Very carbonated when pouring it out. Seems like thats either a common problem with this beer or it has been brewed that way. Produced a large, creamy white head on top of a clear orange body. Nose shows loads of sweet, citric based fruits. A touch of grapefruit. Quite biscuity in the taste with all the citrus and sweetness coming through on the finish. Loads of lemon and grapefruit. Too much carbonation for my liking. Could be oxidised. Ok
LesArgen (135) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first task after pouring the beer was to eat the head with a spoon, no word of a lie. Of the reviews so far, only one has had the similar experience of pouring an entire glass of foam, so perhaps we just got an overly enthusiastic bottle.
With that hurdle overcome, my job became more enjoyable. Unusually for an IPA, the grapefruit aroma is combined with a strong scent of butterscotch. The flavours were similar in the mouth, giving it a unique taste, even if it’s not entirely to my liking. A pleasant experience.