Rosslew (320) - - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Intitially very hoppy and piney on the nose. Definitely lychee on front of tongue but a bit of sting on the back. Doesn't quite back up the aroma. Bit of bitterness in the finish.
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Pyobon (1103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Very slightly hazy amber with decent loose off-white head. Aroma is predominantly pine, with citrus hints. Light body with plenty of, rather fizzy, carbonation. Decent hop driven flavour, with citrus notes at the start quickly developing into some pleasant bitterness that lasts a long time on the palate. The malt is buried quite some way below the hop taste, but seems biscuity with caramel hints. Pleasant IPA.
RafeAU (426) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at Plonk. Fruity and citrus hop aroma with a hint of something funky - feet? Aroma is moderate for an IPA. Flavour is similar, only moderate intensity for an IPA. Decent for a low alcohol session beer but like most low alcohol IPA beers it definitely doesn’t match up to the full ABV IPA.
floydian1 (1187) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330ml). A large fluffy cream-white head crowns a hazy dark amber beer. Hoppy aromas of pine and citrus (oranges mainly) over a biscuity caramel malt bill. Taste is similar with a moderately sweet malty base balanced by a decent fruity/piney hop bitterness. Light-medium body and perfect carbonation for a session IPA.
Maris (1172) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 27/12/2014. Pours a slightly cloudy light amber with a big foamy head. Has a light aroma featuring fruit, pine a herbs. Take a sip and you find a decent caramel malt backbone, with some citrus fruit, and lots of spicy, almost salty, hops. It really is quite hop forward, with the bitterness dry and lingering. Medium bodied and slightly over carbed. A little flawed and a touch rough, but still damned tasty for 4.7%. Would be a great BBQ beer.
Lunkie (1580) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbal hop malt spice aroma. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt spice herbal flavour. Long lingering palate.
vanvenlo (1469) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
McCoppins bottle(12-Oct-2014)Grapefruit herbal aroma.Overprimed,deep amber,sheet lace.Sweet grapefruit orange flavour.Slight sour grapefruit herbal finish&herbal aftertaste.
ShaneJ (748) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Mar 2014). Slightly cloudy amber, massive white head (escaped the bottle), lots of citrus and pine hops, orange and passionfruit aroma, thin, "hollow" body, but that’s true for many session IPAs, nice bitter finish. Excellent!
varanid99 (707) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber pour with a huge off white head. Pine, citrus aroma. Once the head died down, malt, pine and citrus flavours, similar to the aroma, fairly thin. OK.
ALLOVATE (2656) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cap erupted off, disappeared from sight and could be heard clashing with the wall across the room. A strong note of caramelised grapefruit and blood orange ensues in the gaseous emission from the bottle. On closer whiff it is piney, herbaceous and zesty with a strong note of eucalypt, lemon and honey menthol and tree-sap. Rather excited pour produces more head than beer. An audible four inches of yellow foam takes a few minutes to wane atop a brilliant deep amber body. Quite hop forward on the palate but balanced by a sweet, honey granola flavour. Assertively bitter with a sharp, raspy herbal swallow similar to the nuances of the nose. Plenty of citrus fruit and pine. There is a touch of smoke and rubber, butter and burnt toast but I think this ties in well. Body is uncumbersome but seems to hold its own with a soft, creamy texture. This is deceptively quaffable in that it hits above its weight. I like it...., a lot. Unexpectedly raw and rough around the edges yet balanced and melded. A great ale. (33cL, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with reddish hues and very good clarity. Pillowy white head with good retention and lacing. Nice hoppy aroma of pine needles and a citrusy-mango fruitiness. Body is quite thin and not as oily as full strength IPAs. Taste is clean without assertive bitterness or malt sweetness, the latter being a little surprising given its relatively deep colour. Finish is clean and refreshing. Really impressed with this one as it is doesn’t set a foot wrong in both being refreshing and sessionable without compromising too much character.