bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 Tap at the Redoak. Copper bronze, nice full firm head. Big fuggles nose. Brassy, grassy & resinous, sweet & full mouthtfeel. For a hop-head like myself I love this. Bravo...
Re-rated 8/1/10 (bottle). Very classy. Oozes goodness. Sweet, subtle and sophisticated - best beer of the year so far!
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Delicious and strong. Aromas of grass, fruit, and caramel. Flavour is long-lasting, sweet start with a bitter ending. Silky in the palate, and medium body. Orange in colour, with a creamy lasting head.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught, sample, at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on July 10, 2013.
Clear brown color, teal head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, berry, cream scent. Sweet, caramel, floral, hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, berry aftertaste.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Redoak. I have a poor memory for such things, but possibly the best IPA I’ve had. One of those styles I’ve always wanted to like, but quite often the balance is just off, and the aftertaste unpleasant. This one just seems to have the weighty punch needed at first sip, which instead of dying away suddenly, really lasts all the way to the finish, taking an even trajectory on its trip. Huge black bitterness is right... couldn’t have put it better myself marketing men.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As much as I liked the baltic porter this one was the pick of the day. Good head, body and lacing. Quite enjoyed this aroma - fruity hops - roses to Jenny. Taste is well balanced , medium bitterness with good malts in the background and a touch of sweetness on the finish.
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber colour. Piney, minty, grapefruity hop nose. Moderate bitterness is herbal and earthy. Dry, woody finish. There’s balancing caramel throughout. A well-structured, highly drinkable brew.
hawthorne00 (2543) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, a bit too cold at RedOak. Orangeish amber, small light beige head. Very hoppy nose - floral, with pine and spice, darkish toffee - smells fabulous. Taste has very moderate sweetness - it’s pretty dry, despite deep toffee. Nectarines, kumquats, mild hard spices. Just a _little_ window cleanerish. Nice balance, but genuinely highly hopped in both aroma and bitterness. Traditional but bold.
Druid (90) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rather good example of an IPA. Could benefit from a slightly longer finish, although it is quite smooth. Very enjoyable
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really really wanted this to be my new favourite beer. One that I could turn to when I felt like giving myself a big treat every now and then. Well, it falls short of that but it is still a very good beer nevertheless. It has a fine look in the glass with a clean coppery hue and creamy head. The evidence of a high hopping rate is seen in the delicate lacing in the glass via the sappy viscosity of the hops. The nose is toffee and sweet nuttiness that is rounded out by the hop aroma. This is certainly a distinctive flavour that sets it apart from some of the US style IPAs as there is none of the pine needle flavour that other types of hop impart. Rather there is a soft fruitiness backed up by the marmalade flavour idenfied by the previous reviewer. As always, this beer has to be cradled for a fair while to warm it up to a point where the significant character of the beer can be appreciated. As it warms the palate seems to become thicker in mouthfeel which succeeds in giving a pleasing character to a well produced beer. I would be happy to partake of a session of tthis beer.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one during my holiday in Australia april/may 2009. Red colored brew. Citric, lemon, hoppy aroma. Floral, hoppy flavor. Lemon, aftertaste hoppy. Bitterness is longlasting.