Hop_Hedonist (165) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Retasted 1st Jan - hmmm, is this the same batch as I tasted last week (and highly enjoyed)? - seems less intense all round - good but not great.
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at freo beer fest. Deep amber/golden pour. Nose has pine needles and citrus. Loads of caramel malts too. Taste is a bitter pine explosion. Real well balanced stuff. Awesome WA ipa!
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beervana in Wellington. Clear deep amber color, thick tan head with solid lacing. Bright aroma of juicy fruit, orange, pine. Taste is bittersweet pine and citrus. One of my favorites at the whole festival, and my favorite of the Aussie beers.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught @ the Monk Brewery & Kitchen.
Looks almost oily in appearance; a chestnut hued copper in body with fine carbonation and good clarity aside. A compact and tight head of foam lasts the length and manages some good lace. Vibrant, citrussy, piney and floral hop nose meets notes of biscuity, sweet malt and burnt toast. Hop fuelled, oily palate with a higher alcohol note late that adds a dredging warmth. Lasting pine and biscuity sweet finish with caramelised citrus and musk dominating the rest. Nuance of smoke and charred nuts comes out late. Meaty and rough overall with a bitterness that is both assertive and offers to break up the sweet malt and fruit esters. Thought this tasted as if the ABV had run away from the brewer as it seemed too boozy for a modest 6.1%. Has the hallmarks of a killer IPA, and with a little refinement I reckon the Monk will get there. Not bad!!!
foles (40) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange bordering on copper. Hoppy nose one dimensional blast of us hops. Citra hit on in the mouth and good bitterness without being overbearing. Solid ipa and this is fresh as!
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downender (5830) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Monk, Fremantle April 2012 @ 6.3% ABV. Amber, with a slightly off-white head. tropical pineapple and grapefruit, some balancing crisp malts and a prickly, dry finish. Very good.
Brenhophead (510) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the monk and i think it is a different recipe to the above as the version i had has cascade and citra and is 6.3% abv. Pours clear copper with a nice big creamy head and decent lacing. It has a huge pine/grapefruit aroma that follows through to the flavour and a nice sweet malt backing that hide the 75 IBU’s well. This beer surprised the hell out of me i loved it.. pitty i was driving otherwise i would of tryed the rest of there range.
maneliquor (2726) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Tap at Beervana. Pours a golden straw colour with a nice white head. Nice pine and citrus nose. Quite balanced. Grapefruit and citrus in the taste. Slight pine needles in there as well. Good IPA that surprised me
bluevegie (3039) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bronzey golden body. Hops on the nose with good bitterness in the taste, dry pine and some grapefruit, shows good length with a touch of grains in the finish.