Davros (2663) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Pour quite a dark amber/earthy copper, with a big, long-lasting head.
Aroma contain lots of fruity hops (classic citrus notes with some tropical hints) and a fair bit of resin and pine. Lots of clean sweet malt underneath and a hint of diacetyl brings you back to English territory.
Flavours are a mix of sweet caramel malt, earthy and spicy hops and a mild hoppy bitterness that lingers all around the mouth.
Slightly too much carbonation.
Great aroma, but there’s some off-putting characteristic in the lingering bitterness that detracts from the overall experience.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Misty dark amber to copper pour,good frothy head,with decent carbonation.Strong malt aroma,plenty of hoppiness,honey note,biscuit,toffee,.flavour good malt,tangy,hop bitterness is good,hops have gret flavour,slight creaminess with the malt.Citrus taste verynice,just right,hop and malt really good with a bitterness on the tongue at the finish,very good ,slightly dry.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 Enters the glass a deep amber colour that is rather murky and sports a somewhat large collar of foam. Aromas are quite bold, with tropical fruit notes emerging supported by some spicy floral hops. Palate distinguishes significant peach and apricot flavours with crystal malt hinitng at sweetened caramel, resiny hop bitterness supporting and rounding out the finish.
Lunkie (1753) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Mango malt aroma. Clear red amber colour with poor head and lacing. Sour malt flavour with very bitter aftertaste. Flat palate.
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large off-white head on top of a murky, dark honey brown coloured body. Big hoppy aroma with lovely bitterness in the taste, plenty of hop characters coming through and backed well with the malts. Quite a good beer although I couldn’t drink a lot at once.
Dredd (784) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer, enourmous white head that lingers with a murkey brown body. Mainly hoppy/floral notes to the aroma, but the flavour in this one is the main turn on. Delicious balance of bitterness, malt and alcohol. The main upfront flavours seem to be a slight breadiness/stonefruit before the hops kick in with some pleasent bitterness that finishes quite long with the darker toffee notes in the malt coming though.
Very pleasent, not too in your face like a Beast IPA and it is good to see that the alcohol was kept in check. too much more and it would certainly off balance. Best yet from Red Hill.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky amber with a huge foamy head. Aroma is fantastic and unexpected. Huuge floral hops, yeast, tropical esters, earthy malts and a slight toffee too. Magnificent feel in the mouth, soft smooth carbonation, light sweetness balanced out by some pleasant bitterness. Fresh flavours of crystal malts, resiny hops, lots more fruity esters and nuttiness. Its way more Belgian than English in my opinion, bit still very hard to define. The finish is light and hoppy, very smooth, surprisingly a touch dry and extremely drinkable. What a beer! hats off to Red Hill
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprised to see I haven’t rated this already - I really liked last year’s version. This sample was from a fresh 2007 bottle, and was in very good condition. Rich copper colour with an excellent foamy head. Distinct artificial peach aroma with floral, perfumey (shampoo?) esters, sweet fruity malt and dusty spices like some kind of brown Belgian beer or something. Lovely aroma, but you’ll notice that I didn’t mention any hop aroma. Weird. More sweet, peachy malt flavour with a rather late developing, tangy, firm hop flavour which plays beautifully with the sweetness and fruit. The finish is a bit rough and even moderately astringent. Really fresh, fruity and fun stuff, just jumping with flavour. This is one beer that carries its sweetness very well. More local breweries need to brew gutsy stuff like this.
vanvenlo (1683) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
19 Jul 2006 - (Victorian Microbrewer’s Showcase) - Sweet light fruit with a hint of sour spice. Light cloudy, brown-amber colour, ordinary head and suds lacing. Weird hop and light fruit malt flavour. Bitter big hop finish but a bit thin.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep bronze-copper colour with cream head. Aroma is initially very fruity then hop laden. Citric hoppy taste which turned a bit too sour. Just ok.