FknClownshoes (26) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrusy and grassy with a hint of tropical fruit. Caramel malts round the bitterness off nicely and there is a touch of spiciness about it. Soft on bubbles and big on hop aroma and flavor. The lingering bitterness from the hops is somewhat tamed by the malts.
A very enjoyable, it’s not a massive hop explosion but there are some subtleties in the flavour which make it quite a unique APA specifically showcasing NZ hops.
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 17, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Golden, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber body topped with a frothy head. Peach and melon are the top and dominant notes, but all overidden by a malty bitterness. A very good ale which I like to treat myself with. Yum, yum.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of citric hops, a bit stale. Sweetish flavor with malt, citric hops, slightly stale, and decent bitterness. Medium-bodied. Could be fresher but still alright.
hank37 (160) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong fruity aromatics, along with some pine. Quite tart and sharp on the bitterness with some grapefruit and mandarin. Well-carbed. A great all-rounder, unlike Ravi Bopara.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet candied fruit, malty, citrus hops, too. Full bodied and quite smooth. Flavor is full of sweet fruity hops with a backbone of caramel malt. Nothing really distinguishes this from other pale ales, however it is a very well designed and well brewed beer. I could go a few rounds with this and boy.
badskirt (2) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer lays the smack down on you like a wwe wrestler. Big hoppy flavour with hints of citrus on the nose make for a powerful beast of a brew with a soft caramel color. The finish is slightly tart.
Hop_Hedonist (307) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great fruity aroma - not quite as intense flavour - great bitterness - well balanced - solid APA but needs more personality.
AndyW68 (1201) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange pour with slight haze and thin off white head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste follows nose. Pine and citrus is a little muted. Not bad. Could drink a lot, but not a top 20%we.
cattrall (45) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Very nice. Pours with no head. Golden clear and crisp colour. Solid hops flavour and aroma without blowing your head off. Slight bitter palette lingering. Very enjoyable IPA.