mkel07 (3875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Cool Wine 050215. This is a beer that needs to be treated with respect or it will bite you hard. Big in the nose and in the mouth with an sunset orange colour and a layer of even white foam that stays for a while. A beer to be enjoyed over time.
Flyguytruckguy (38) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow! Hoppy aroma,(heavey), pine resin, grapefruit,fade to lemon. Massive almost white head that lasts quite long. Lacing exstrordinaire. Clear, light amber body. Sweet, but with an explosion of grapefruit and kumquats that fades to rind and spices(long). Light to medium, dry texture with a lively carbonation. Pretty good! Cheers!
mattyhennessy (353) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden with a foamy white head. Syrup-like texture. Sweet aromas of pine, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, citrus and huge sweet malts. Taste is very sweet, almost trace and honey-like. Citrus and ma
pictoman (699) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 341mL bottle. Light golden orange with white head. Pine and mild citrus with subtle caramel malt. Simple overall.
Beardbeerman (194) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle I let sit on the counter for 15 minutes after taking it out the fridge to allow it to reach 10 degrees. I served the brew in a snifter as always.
Pours a slightly hazy pale copper robe with moderate carbs. The generous eggshell head is midway between fluffy and creamy. Retention is pretty good and I did get some nice lacing a short while after pouring.
The nose is pretty intense with the Chinook and Cascade hops delivering strong floral and citrus punches. Malts come to the rescue to balance out the nose with a sweet caramel backbone.
In the mouth, the brew explodes with a strong hoppy attack one might find aggressive, but again the malt softens the sharp flowery edges by adding sweetness and balance out the bitterness to an enjoyable level. Mouthfeel is dense and silky, adding a nice dimension to the tasting. The beer finishes cloudy and dry with the floral hops just hanging out quite a while on the back of the palate.
Overall this nectar is excessive, floral, sweet and pretty damn good. Nice work pairing the hops and malts without losing balance as could have occured with a brew of such gravity. Cheers!
Davros (2106) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a large white head.
Nose shows honey, bready malt and some resinous hops. Very sweet-smelling.
Flavours include heavy booze, loads of sweet syrupy malt and a piny, metallic bitterness in the finish.
bewyder (160) - FRANCE - DEC 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jolie IPA, bel équilibre fruité floral et amertume mesurée, sympa, alcool pas trop lourd. Bue à la pression dans un bar quelque part à Montreal, Canada, bue courant mai 2013.
gam (3421) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium head orange gold pour medium carbonation aromas tropical fruit honey caramel pine mild citrus the flavours caramel strong bitter lemon pineapple grapefruit cumquat lacks body the finish best aftertastes malt sweetness bitter finish a fair ale for the style
Ngejo (382) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Golden, frothy, white foam, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
hawthorne00 (2627) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gold with a large white head. Aroma of pine, kumquat, light bread, a little caramel, some grapefruit, spices. Bittersweet with hay and bread, more prominent grapefruit than suggested by the aroma, bitter piney finish with some lime leaf. Fine but forgettable.