ShaneJ (631) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (June 2014). Dark amber/copper, 2cm off-white head, big, brash hop forward ale, pine, peach, grapefruit/citrus, mild sweet caramel, medium body, thick texture, dry, resinous bitter finish. Quite good.
beerladadrian (22) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried off the tap at the Fine Wine Delivery Co. Enjoyable if you like big American hops, personally not to my style.
Capa (2084) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a bright hop flavor over a bit of muted caramel. Bitter finish with some harsh citrus hop notes. . Very good.
Davros (2127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber, almost copper with a large white head.
Nose shows pine, apple, peach and orange blossom along with some sweet malt.
Aggressive flavours, lots of grapefruit, not much else in terms of hops. Big hop bitterness though. Some malt but nowhere near enough to fight the bitterness.
mkel07 (3881) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Scratch Bar 080814. Sweet malty red coppery looking beer. Hops combine well with the maltiness of the beer to give it some flavour.
ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At just on cool and into a tulip glass. It looks good. Impressive, dense foam atop a mildly hazed, burnished copper body. Well conditioned with excellent head retention and residual lace. Resinous, whole hop nose reminiscent of a pineforest in Spring. Sappy, herbaceous and piney with floral and citrus notes abound. Creamy to oily and soft on the palate. Full bodied with plenty of length. All hops initially; piney and resinous like the nose with a raspy, herbal and floral bitterness. Rose petals and pot pourri dominate the palate with a heavy camphorous note in the swallow. Esters are in high form and alcohol is well masked by the big body and aggressive hops. Biscuity, toffee brittle malts add a chewy nuttiness to it, balancing it out well. Grapefruit plays a huge part too, especially late into drinking. This is quite a mouthful of good ale. Balanced to a ’T’ and offering a complexity to it to set it apart from other APA’s. Another great beer from this brewer. (33cL, BB 14/10/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
jonnyguns (1094) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit driven with lots of sweet malts and resin. Taste is sticky hop resin with exploding grapefruit. Quite sweet for an American ipa. Still a good drop though.
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maneliquor (3365) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cookie. Pours closer to an amber ale. Looks good though! Nose is full of tropical fruit especially pineapple with quite a heavy balancing dose of caramel malts. Taste is probably a little too on the sticky resinous side to be a quaffer but the fruit driven hops work nicely here. A pretty good drop
Pdubyah (454) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This looks, smells and appears to have a lot more than it has,and it has a lot of a burst of things in a burst and not a measured way, which is disappointing. There is an averageness about what it has without any emphasis. It;s not bad, but it is in a crowded field of good.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body orange-golden. It smells bitter, fruity-aromatic, bitter-dry-fruity. The taste is very tasteful, creamy, bitter, fruity, bit flowery, grassy-bitter, very nice. 3.8