Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark golden with not much white head that dissipates quickly.
Nose is very unusual for an IPA. It’s got some of the usual citrus and passionfruit aromas, but I also get a really dark, sweet nose. Almost like rum and some toffee. Interesting.
On the attack you get a big burst of passionfruit. This is followed on the mid palate by some citrus and pine notes. Towards the end is where it really starts to shine. There’s more of those rich, sweet prune and caramel notes followed by a quite bitter, resinous finish.
This beer is really excellent. It’s still got the amazing hop flavours and aromas of other big hoppy beers, but they’re really well balanced by delicious sweetness.
Sledutah (7025) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at The Australian Hotel
Cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of fruit and pine resin. Flavors of citrus, caramel and pine resin
Nice, hoppy and well balanced
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Sweet, alcohol, bitter, hoppy, herbal taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness. Alcohol feeling. Alcohol aftertaste. Sweet, malty, hoppy, alcohol scent. Clear copper color, off-white head.
ALLOVATE (2898) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frumpy, unimpressive ale as far as appearance. Whispy, shortlived head, oily with good legs. Murky, dirty orange with no evident carbonation. Resinous whole hop nose dominated by pineneedles, pineapple, blood orange, camphor and pale stonefruit with a good background, biscuity malt note. Balanced and poised. Much less of what I somehow thought this would be. What is delivered is a very controlled, malt forward though hop positive ale that downs with a frightening ease. Oily, rounded, sweet and tangy with oozing amounts of caramelised stonefruit and citrus, chewy malt and licks of pine-nuts and toothpicks, green herb roughage and a touch of burnt toast. A decent drop. (33cL, BB 02/05/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Rob_D_UK (1369) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Having had quite a few Douple IPAs from various brewers in Europe I have to say that this really did impress me. Pours a murky brown with a thick white head. Lovely citrus taste and lasting bitter finish.
downender (7925) - 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 (22102) - , 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 (397) - 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!!