Dervock (661) - Emu plains, - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - pour copper with a big white head that clings to the glass on the way down. Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit and a big piney resin. Hops dominate the taste but not in a cloying way. Nice bitter finish at the end without being too over the top. Smooth creamy mouthfeel.
Maris (1200) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 500ml bottle on 24/8/2015. Pours a dark golden with a small head. Has a sharp sligtly pungent fruity nose. Take a sip, and it starts with big, syrupy apricot, orange and peach sweetness, with some pine and herbs, followed by a firm, quite astringent, sticky bitterness with some lingering booze. The texture is syrupy and the carbonation soft. While it has some interesting qualities, itís a little too blunt to really charm.
danlo (1740) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Coppery orange amber colour, with a creamy off-white foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of toffee, orange, hoppy resins. Taste is sweet, bready malt, molasses, toffee, fruity with mango, orange, spicey hop and woody pine bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry malty tangy bitter finish. Nicely drinkable.
krumbum (743) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells rather malty for an imperial ipa. Looks like a glass of slightly carbonated iced tea. Very smooth fruity hops that is very ballenced by the malts. Thick body but still refreshing. Great beer but not what you expect from an imp ipa.
NBird (552) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks.. Vibrant amber, med head
Smells.. Mandarin, pine, apricot, caramel.
Tastes..bright & fresh orange stonefruits, a little soapy, red honey.. Juicy caramel malts.. Little dose of bitterness at the finish
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with a white head.
Nose shows resinous and spicy hops along with truckloads of sweet-smelling caramel and fruit confectionery notes.
Flavours includes loads of sweet clean malt and herbal, resinous hops. Perfectly balanced, very easy to drink.
Could do with a bit more carbonation.
Pdubyah (539) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
FYO from the keg. Outstanding! Lovely sweet malt upfront, fantastic light level of bitterness over that and a finish that is just like a kiss. It fair made me stop and smile and contemplate what I know about beers. Sure you might get a better than this, but itís so rare that they do. This is a rare gem that is just jaw droppingly good.
GlassBrass440 (306) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, rusty amber with a slight white head and good lacing. Lots of tropical fruit in the aroma. Peach, mango, banana, tangerine. Flavours bring bubble gum, mango, pine, mint, and finally alcohol before the clean, but lingering, finish.
DylansDad (471) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 RATE DRAUGHT: Draught into 1litre swing top bottle: not as good as bottled. The beautiful silky slick body and smooth rounded flavours are thinner and sharper with a noticeable alcohol twang. Maybe it lost its delicacy betwixt exiting the keg, being transported home, sitting in fridge for a couple of days until now being drunk. ORIGINAL: 9% beers donít come much better than this. Beers in general donít come much better than this. Flavour and aroma are pretty much as per the label and the posts below. Then as it warms add a touch of rose, a sprinkle of potpourri a dribble of dank, sticky alcohol and malt sweetness and a body so smooth that it feels like youíre drinking a silk tie. Warming, smooth and delicious.
ShaneJ (756) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Slowbeer (June 2014). Clear medium-dark amber, 1cm off-white head, pine needles, juicy peaches, mango, rich sweet caramel, hop resin, full body, smooth, slick texture, long resiney bitter finish. Very good.
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour@5e Mondial de la BiŤre, Mulhouse - FR, avec un grand merci aux gentlemen du Lyon Cervoise Club. Inviting golden amber beer with green inflections. Wonderfully juicy hop nose, freshly squeezed lime, leafy zest. Taste is nearly as elegant, very well defined: condensed bitter tangerine marmelade with some kumquat and gooseberry thrown in for good measure and bark resins for gelatine. Mouthfeel still biscuit-crisp for an IIPA. Good antipodean stuff working with some prime local terroir hops.