HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear golden orange with a short, khaki head. Immediate aroma of stone fruits, cherries and a touch of resin. Taste is smooth, caramel malts backed by a summer fruit hop profile. Upfront bitterness and well concealed booze, really solid IPA.
pfhyde (57) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a wonderfully unusual aroma--juniper, hemp--and scintillating taste--fine bitters with outdoorsy oomph. Just the right IPA for arousing curiosity and plucking up the ol’ spirits for the next thing, big or small.
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a large head.
Nose shows light fruit (pear, apple), biscuity and bready malt, and grapefruit.
Pretty aggressive flavours. Pine, grapefruit, some cookie dough-like malt and a full-on sharp bitterness.
Carbonation seems to high.
Lunkie (1620) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Herbal spice hop malt aroma. Clear amber colour with poor head and lacing. Hoppy spicy malty flavour. Flat lingering palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ShaneJ (756) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep amber, slight haze, solid lasting head, fruity, orange/citrus, grassy, pine/resin, caramel/toffee malt, quite bitter finish. Loved this one.
gam (3689) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blocky head creamy colour deep misty amber pour medium carbonation and the aromas crisp hops biscuit honey sweetness flavours pine grapefruit biscuit strong bitter lemon rich caramel the finish strong citrus the best aftertastes grapefruit lemon maltiness strong bitter finish good ale lovely sweetness for balance
Rangi (650) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like it when the beer delivers what it states on the bottle its going to deliver. The beer was bitter and because of this I found it great and refreshing. Lacked a little in the flavour and aroma department but I really liked it regardless.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells and looks great. Good hop presence but just too bitter, making the beer unbalanced - you could only have one. Still a good beer overall.
hawthorne00 (2955) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Just hazy amber with a modest beige head. Pungent grassy/ tropical/ zesty citrus Kiwi hop aroma. Lots of biting aromatics, meek plainish caramel, thumpingly bitter finish. Bit of a chainsaw on a chopstick, this one.
BungEye (26) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was expecting to have a numb tongue with this name. However the bitterness is subtle (it’s there but just perfectly balanced with the malt). A great example of a NZ IPA obviously influenced by APA’s