mkel07 (4299) - Brisbane, - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Slow Beer. Well hopped. Pours bright golden orange with a deep head of foam. Piney and floral citrus hop aromas are present and
plentiful. Full and lively in the mouth.
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pleasant IPA at 5.6%. Not that punchy but super pine aroma brings in the drinker. Bitter middle but bit light at end. 1.5 std driks. 330ml.
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Maris (1151) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 9/6/2015. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small head. Has a pleasant light passionfruit nose. The flavour is fruity, featuring orange, mandarin, grapefruit and peach. There’s a reasonable dash of hops in evidence, if perhaps a touch short of bazooka status. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Basic but quite enjoyable.
Dredd (722) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop Bazooka eh? Lofty claims. Fortunately it is a pretty balanced affair. Pour is hazy orange with a white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is an interesting mix of piney hop resin with a bit of sweetness, honey perhaps?
Flavour is a pleasent upfront burst of grapegruit with some biscuity/bread notes. Finish is a good punch of hops, but not harsh or acrid.
Given the precise nature, I would think of this more a hop sniper than bazooka. Either way, enjoyable stuff.
vanvenlo (1435) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mrs Parmas ontap (29-Jul-2014) Citrus pine aroma.Amber, low head and sheet suds lace.Light caramel malt&grapefruit flavour.Thick mouthfeel, bitter caramel finish&pine citrus aftertaste.
Necrobrew (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big and hoppy, almost too much hops initially on the palate but very enjoyable. Pine and floral, with citrus coming through with a good malt balance. Definitely would drink again.
Supertrev (102) - CHINA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of stone fruit and pineapple. Very murky almost no head- must be the glass. First sip knocked my socks off. I wasn't quite ready for the hop hit. Left my palate feeling hopped.
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ShaneJ (726) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Dark golden-brown, large off-white head, lots of resiney, chewy bitterness, ripe pineapple, passionfruit, grassy, sweet caramel, long dry bitter finish. Ok.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden hazy brown with good carbonation. Needed some of the bittering hops to be used for finishing hops. A little overly bitter on the tongue with an aftertaste that doesn’t linger. A slight absence of aroma also. This being said, a very drinkable IPA.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mil bottle from iga Mooroolbark hoppy resin aroma Amber in colour taste is resin hoppy ok not great
Niksko (480) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 Hated the old batch. It gushed and was way overcarbonated. New batch review:
Pours orange with a thing white head. Nose is nice tropical fruit juice, a little toffee. Flavor is fairly balanced with some more pineapple and passionfruit hops, toffee balance, a little grain, and a moderately bitter finish. Not crazy hoppy like I was expecting, but a nicely balanced IPA. Much much better than the last time I tried it, and definitely worth a look if you’re more into the English style balanced IPAs.