Dervock (967) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours dark orange with a small lacy head. Aroma is tropical fruit, lots of fruit. Taste is resin hop upfront with a bit of fruit, then a caramel bittersweet finish. Medium palate.
Polycotton (9) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourite IPAs. It has great depth of flavour from start to finish and is thoroughly enjoyable. Unlike some other IPAs, I usually stick to only one or two of these before moving onto something a little lighter. I wouldn’t recommend this beer for the newly converted or those just dabbling their feet in the boutique beer keg for the first time.
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a large head.
Nose shows heavy malt, honey, caramel and soft resinous piny hops.
Flavours include more honey and caramel along with floral and spicy hops hinting at Earl Grey tea.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught as part of a paddle at Yardarm Taphouse, Sydney, on October 12, 2015.
Malty, fruity, alcohol taste. Bitter, resin aftertaste. Medium a bit fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Clear deep golden color, off-white head with lacing. Malty, fruity, tutti frutti scent.
KeefOz (1533) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy dark golden amber colour with a one-finger off-white frothy head that retained for quite a while and laced well. Carbonation moderate to high and fine. Aroma of beautiful fruity hops (citrus, hints of passionfruit), spices and hints of malt; alcohol very well hidden. Taste from start to finish dominated by a really nice bitterness plus spices, citrus, tropical fruits which made me want more; alcohol well hidden. Light to medium body. Smooth and crisp with a lingering moderately strong bitterness on the finish. Very nice and tasty and a good beer!
Maris (1383) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 14/7/2015. Pours a clear deep golden with a small head. Has a nice aroma with floral, fruity and herbal notes. In the mouth, there’s biscuity and caramel malt, a hefty dose of sweet stone fruit (apricot and peach), and some spice at the back. The bitterness is firm without being over the top. The texture is slick and chewy with average carbonation. I really like this. Not particularly US or English in style, it’s very tasty and drinks very easily for 7.7%.
vanvenlo (1773) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tru Bru ontap(11-Jul-2015)Citrus tropical herbal aroma.Dark amber,low head&suds lace.Rich fruit herbal caramel flavour.Resin fruit finish&bitter herbal aftertaste.
Lunkie (1813) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral herbal hop aroma. Murky brown colour fair head and lacing. Malt spice herbal flavour. Smooth palate.
magpieken (129) - - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Opaque, pale amber / copper colour with frothy, beige head which reduced to a ring but left some nice lacing. Pleasant but restrained and balanced aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, caramel and malt. Light to medium sweetness and similar bitterness. Light to medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation and some resin in the finish. Not bold enough to be considered an American style IPA but decent enough on its own merits and perilously drinkable at 7.7abv. 7.
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (12 months aged): Hazy, cloudy, copper brown with a light head and a little lace. The aroma is very lifted with malt and sweet citrus hops. Loads of caramel. Dry, not sour but a slightly acid edge due to co2 and moderately high bitterness. Loads of caramel on the palate. Huge CO2 and very creamy. Lots of yeast and fruit aromatic ally and on the palate. Some dried fruit also present.
This is a very English style of IPA. I really find this style very interesting and unique compared to the U.S. IPA.