downender (7627) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Murray’s in Manly, April 2013. Hazy orange with a slight, off-white head. Big, hoppy aroma with grapefruit, orange and pine. Full-bodied, with more citrus fruit, biscuity malts, and some marmalade sweetness, before a dryish finish with a touch of prickliness. Enjoyable.
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 Nose is candied fruit- lots of melon and sherbet. taste also has candy flavours- caramel/toffee balanced sprucey herbal hops, with fruit there too. i really like the weight of this beer. good drink
davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance - Straw to amber in colour; No clarity; Strong carbonation; Off white head, good moderate retention;
Smell - Floral spicy hop aroma; Mild sweet malt smell; Citrus, dried fruit & vanilla
Taste - Hops, citrus fruits, dried fruits, banana, sweet, tangy dry finish
Mouthfeel - Medium body, good carbonation, tangy finish
Overall - Poorly balanced, a little to sweet and tangy
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th August 2011
Hazy deep amber beer. Tidy white head. Creamy malt nose with a trace of caramel. Light palate, fluffy with fine carbonation. Nice caramel malt background. Nicely balanced hops that start sweet and piney but morph into bitter grapefruit. Semi dry finish with a mild bitter linger. Good stuff.
Gramoit (379) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourite ipas, finally got around to rating this. Got a growler of this from there Bobs farm brewery. It is a big ipa, whither plenty if flavour and medium to high bitterness. Very good!!
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Murray's at manly. Pours a darker organs with a small white head. Citrus, passionfruit and loads of hops in the nose! Massive nose. Incredibly hoppy. Taste is more hops with passionfruit, citrus and mango coming through. Biscuity malts in there too. This is awesome
phrostyboi (2) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
first ’review’ if you call it that for me, picked up a 330ml bottle at a local, not quite sure what to make of it or if i’ve got a dud bottle or not
the texture and flavours remind me of abbey ales, seems to be overly carbonated for an IPA style
reminds me of the yeasty caramel I find in abbey beers, the head on this I found to be huge, took a few minutes to pour a glass of it as I had to let the head settle 3 or 4 times
very long bitter type finish with a slight aftertaste of alcohol
not so sure of this one but would have it again
CitrusP (63) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. Big aroma of mango and caramel, with a little piney hop character, smells very fresh. Mango and caramel come through in the taste, with the slight sweetness balanced by a lively, peppery hop character. heavy on the palate to start with, balanced by a fairly sharp and lively bitterness. bitterness and peppery character linger on for a fair while. One of my favourites when very fresh. Excellent.
apcandrew (47) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a thin but creamy white head. Bold flavours of citrus and pepper with a bitter aftertaste.
fletchfighters (1357) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not really a DIPA more more of a bigger IPA. Still a good beer and the benchmark for Australian IPA’s. Lots of pine and citrus notes. At times can have a bigger malt backbone than needed. Still a solid beer.