Pyobon (729) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Hazy brownish amber with no head. Subtle aroma: slightly formal with hintof caramel. Light to medium body with pleasant bright carbonation. Great, if rather straightforward, taste - base of darkish toffee overlaid with some rather nice HoS giving both balance early on in the taste and a nice long bitter finish. A very good beer.
ComradeK (732) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well, but does not leave all that much lacing. Burnt caramel and toffee malt notes mix with floral hops and an odd, slightly chlorinated aroma. Fairly strong spicy, floral hops up front lead into a body of burnt caramel malt, with some pine hops to finish. This is a reasonable, if fairly simplistic, ale. It is certainly drinkable, but it doesnít really offer anything too exciting.
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Minimal head with little carbonation. Nice lightish brown poor.
Bitter up front bite and aftertaste to the beverage. Pleasant but nothing startling about the aroma. Dry, malty, biscuity, bready finnish on the palate thanks to the malts used.
heygeebee (4) - - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Second bottle of this one - much better than first that i had a few months ago. Citrus hops jump out of glass, and taste packs a citrus and pine punch.
LesArgen (132) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was looking for a late night palate cleanser in some trendy Fitzroy North bar full of young people when I came across this curious offering - hoppy amber. Iím not a huge amber fan, so it was a slight risk but the reward turned out to be worth it. Thereís loads of hops packed into this little bottle, with tons of citrus and floral notes, plus some really solid malt underneath. The profile is the same in the mouth - a really pleasant IPA-amber hybrid with lots of body provided by the malt.
KeefOz (472) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Poured a semitranslucent brownish amber colour with a one-finger beige head that retained well and laced well. Moderate to high carbonation with lots of small to medium sized bubbles forming trails. Aroma pleasantly of hops. Taste of citrus hops bitterness - bitter from start to finish (as expected). Light to medium body. Moderately long smooth bitter finish, maybe more like an IPA.
jdpeebs (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours red in colour. Good hop citrus aromas and flavours with a good malt balance. A very nice beer.
Davros (1484) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby/copper with a large, fading head.
Nose shows resinous, piny hops along with soft mandarin and lychee. Underneath is generous sweet crystal and bready malt.
Flavours are equally hoppy, with lots of pine and hop resin providing the main show. Some rich clean malt underneath with very faint nutty notes. Seems a little grainy.
Carbonation is unnecessarily full-on.
Could use a more interesting malt profile to jazz things up a bit.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Didnít look that flash in the glass but tasted ok though, pleasant bitterness in the taste, medium body, mainly picked up the hops but some hints of toffee.
gam (2666) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium head deep misty amber pour aromas stonefruit citrus earthyness mango caramel the flavours medium ibu caramel apricot citrus mango earthyness good mix of tastes the finish hoppy fruit mix earthyness medium lasting bitter sweetness smooth bright ale