gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught on October 17, 2015, at The Australian 11th Annual Beer Festival.
As Southern Ocean Pale Ale.
Clear golden color, white head with lacing. Malty, hoppy, citrus scent. Bitter, hoppy, fresh taste. Pith, resin aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk (Dec 2013). Hazy dark golden, minimal white head, tangy grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, piney/resiney hop bitterness, nice smooth texture, medium body, medium bitterness, long finish. Quite good.
Brenhophead (689) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle. Pours deep, slightly hazy, golden with a small white head. Nice caramel/spice aroma, more of a citrus hop flavour. Not bad.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden hazy colour. Very low carbonation and a head that dissipates quickly. Some nice aromatic notes of cantaloupe and pine, however not followed through in the flavour. Not enough of a hop hit for an APA
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 mil bottle from IGA Mooroolbark nice fruity aroma golden in colour nice white head taste is ok hoppy and malty ok not great
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from penny blue. Solid pale ale very honey and malt driven. Nice grassy hop bitterness. Good quaffer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ALLOVATE (2861) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Produces up a misty deep orange with no visible carbonation and a thin layer of suds. Dusty, pinewood and tree-sap, and caramel on the nose with a mousy, barnyard note and subtle hints of guava and grapefruit. Buttery, diacetyl tainted palate. Really hard to get past. I suppose there is ample fruit esters also, musty overripe guava and cantaloupe, not the best. Body is light with a medial spritz of carbonation and finish laced with dried grassy herbs. Softly bitter and short, dry. Just can’t shake the buttery taste and feel though. Not in fine form to be fair - and this, I’m assured, is a fresh batch. Ugh, re-rate pile! (33cL, BB 23/02/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
philgill (20) - - APR 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from bottle at room temperature, poured murky with plenty of yeast suspended. Not the greatest looking beer but makes up for the lack of aesthetic with a lovely nose full of mangoes. Taste is bitter to begin with but then mellows out, quite pleasant in a sunny day. Drank with Keaton
halfbaked (48) - - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle but poured into a glass because of the chunky sediment, like really chunky.
Murky amber colour with huge, frothy head, dissapating quickly. Fruity hop aroma. Soft malt backbone but the flavour is mainly citrus hop. Pine/grapefruit bitterness fading out in the aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.
KeefOz (1494) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear golden amber colour with a three-finger off-white foamy head that diminished slowly and laced well. Moderate carbonation. Aroma dominated by floral hops. Taste dominated by hops bitterness and maybe a bit of grapefruit. Medium body. Long smooth pleasantly bitter finish. Very tasty.