mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s September 2013. Big hoppy beer this one with pine, citrus and floral aromas. Heavy in the mouth and the aftertaste hangs around.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear bronze body with white head. Peach and oranges on the aroma with similar in the taste, light grapefruit bitterness. Drinkable and refreshing.
hawthorne00 (2775) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a white head. Resinous, somewhat soapy aroma with caramel, mandarin and earthy mango, pears. Lightish bodied, medium carbonation. Dull caramel sweetness, mango, pears, pepper, pine. Moderate bitterness.
ALLOVATE (2595) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 A hint of burnt toast and fresh mown grass mars slightly amidst a tingle of overly ripe tropical fruit and pinewood on the nose. Looks good even with chill haze evident. Big, rocky white crown held proud atop a deep amber body. Rough, tannic malt, light smoke, peanut husks, butter, all predominant on the palate. Fruit, either esters or hop contributed are muddled and lost. Lightly bitter - hoped for more. Not much length and dry. Tangy, puckering sweet/sour malt profile builds as it warms. Next!? (64cL, BBE 06/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Aromas of caramel and grass. Bittersweet taste, with long length. Very well balanced.
Sevenlee (1555) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber colour with a small white head. Aroma is malt, grapefruit, citrus, pine, fruits and hops. Taste is medium sweet of fruit and citrus leading to a hoppy finish. Pretty decent effort.
Lunkie (1550) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Herbal hop malt aroma. Clear amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt spice herbal hop flavour. Smooth palate.
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Muggus69 (1506) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
640mL bottle BB 24/08/14
Pale gold body with some haze, holds a small white foam.
Decent hop nose; grapefruit rind, pine sap, woody spice & fresh cut grass with some underlying lightly toasted malt in there, perhaps a touch of diacetyl?
Full bodied, good carbonation, drying texture.
Delivers a good hit of pine & citrus hop, some unripe stonefruit in there with lightly nutty, biscuity malt playing second fiddle. Moderately high bitterness, finish a tad short.
Pretty decent IPA, without being anything too memorable.
vanvenlo (1417) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2014 Dan Murphy bottle (10-Nov-13) Fruity herbal hop slight sulphur aroma. Clear amber colour, poor head and suds lacing. Biggish herbal grass fruit pine flavour. Medium pine finish and tangy pine herbal aftertaste.
Maris (1138) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 640ml bottle on 9/12/2013. Pours a clearish dark golden with a small head. Features a light fruity aroma which is very subdued by IPA standards. Flavour wise, the story is the same. Nothing objectionable but nothing particularly interesting. There’s a bit of nutty malt, a fair bit of sweet citrus and tropical fruit, and a medium, slightly lingering hop bitterness. Has a medium to full body and average carbonation. Easy enough to quaff but a bit forgettable.