Niksko (263) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a fine white head. Nose is orange, pineapple, slightly grainy. Flavour is orange, grapefruit, slight toffee with a grapefruit finish. Medium body. OK. Definitely better than the other Red Duck beers I’ve had recently. However it continues the frustrating trend of making amazing seasonals and average regulars in order to appeal to the average drinker.
vinhol (194) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 mil bottle from Randells in Newtown Geelong slight hoppy aroma colour is a light amber taste is dry some hops not a lot. No bb this bottle must be old as it is not hoppy or amber
downender (5908) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor, Perth. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Decent citrus notes, with some caramel, solid cereal malts and dryish finish. Good.
Pyobon (860) - 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 (922) - The Vale of Dundas, 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 doesn’t really offer anything too exciting.
Rangi (508) - 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 (5) - - 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 (180) - 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. I’m not a huge amber fan, so it was a slight risk but the reward turned out to be worth it. There’s 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 (763) - 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 (687) - 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.