vinhol (99) - - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle big hop aroma bronze in colour good off white head well balanced ipa very good stuff
ando1712 (11) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Strong, sweet malty & fruity. Not quite getting the pine from the Chinook hops.
A - Cloudy amber not all that flash. Good head though starts about 1 fingers & settles to a nice creamy film. Minimal lacing.
T - Strong malty to start then the bitterness kicks in & the malt is forgotten. The reasonably high alcohol volume is very well hidden which I like.
P - Very smooth, sits nicely on your tongue before floating down your throat leaving a lot of bitterness behind.
O - Very nice. It’s not over the top hoppy which can be great, but a very easy to drink classy IPA. This is advertised as ’A Love Story About Hops’ if it is, it’s a long romance rather than a sleazy affair.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 33 cl at Slowbeer, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
Cloudy brown color, tan head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy scent. Sweet, bitter, malty, citrus taste. Bitter, resin aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Ryanmalkmus (14) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml from slow beer in Richmond, served quite cold. Poured hazy burnt amber with creamy white head that dissipated slowly. Mild, nutty aroma. Very we'll balanced palate, rich and malty mouthfeel for an ipa and tasteful combination of classic American hops (chinook, cascade, centennial).
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fletchfighters (921) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A-- Poured and settled a hazy, darker orange amber color. Off white but not light tan colored head. Kind of sort of grey in a way. Strange. Half finger of head that quickly went to film. Looked better on swirling but also fell apart quickly.
S-- Tropical fruit salad with some boiled hard candy. Followed but a quick flash of pine and then lots of lemon grass. UMMM can I have back the fruit salad part?? That was nice. Lemon grass?? Not so much.
T-- Flashes of real good stuff but turns to lemon grass very quickly. Like bad Thai food. Sigh.
M-- Body is pretty much correct for the style and the ABV. Good amount of oily residue in the mouth, spot on carbonation and feel, yet missing a whole lot. Incomplete and harsh lemon and grassy in the mouth.
O-- A step up for this brewery but a long way to go to get good yet. Nothing special, great, or worth revisiting.
KeefOz (625) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at microbrewery. Pours a clear dark amber colour with off-white head. Subtle hops on nose. Tasts with a trace of malt followed by hops bitterness. Medium bodies with a lingering slightly bitter finish. Strong hops aroma and taste compared with their other beers.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Royal Standard. Great balance. Aromas of caramel, flowers, and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a thin head.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours clear dark amber with a nice bubbly beige head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel, malty and piny. Flavor is bitter, citric, piny, caramel, malty, sweet and fruity. Finishes bitter sweet.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A fair bit of bitterness, the hops are earthy and very herbal. A touch of sourness with the malt.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Otway, like Grand Ridge, is undergoing somewhat of a resurgance off the back of more tightly focussed stronger, almost ’bigger’ beers. This is good (really) stuff. Some candy sweetness early before some medium strength modern hop impact kicks in. Not unnecessaily hard or hoppy and this makes for good balance. Just strays into the ’new world’ interpretation.