Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 500ml bottle on 3/7/2011. Pours a slightly opaque golden colour with a fine head.Has a a pleasant and quite strong aroma of lychee, citrus and pine hops. The flavours are full on with caramel, orange, grapefruit and honey. As inferred by the label, you get hops in spades, which keep you company long after you downed a sip. The only slightly confusing things is the reference to APA label, as this is much more an American style IPA. And a very good one at that.
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a small lasting head.
Nose shows lots of passion fruit and floral and piney resinous hops. Underneath is cookie dough, caramel and oats.
Similarly hoppy flavours with loads of pine. Little supporting malt, just a hint of sweet clean malt and some oats (???). Sharp, full-on bitterness.
Nice med-high carbonation.
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of citrus pine passionfruit minty hops, med body, biscuity malt, nice resinous hop flavour with moderately dry lingering bitterness in the finish. Well attenuated and very drinkable. nice drop
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - MAY 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very well rounded APA. A bit more body than most with a flavourful citrus hop finish. Not overly brash, making this an easy drinker for any hop lover.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light bronze with a large rocky cream coloured head. Lots of lacing as it falls away leaving only the smallest layer. Aromas are dominated by US hops. Grapefruit and lots of pine resin. Just a hint of light caramel in support. Briallint stuff. Flavours are all about huge resiny hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Great stuff.
filiy (28) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle, nice amber color, great looking head. Big aroma floral, citrus. BIg taste, tart a bit, great hop taste. Really great beer worth buying again
maneliquor (3011) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2011 Pours a hazy amber orange with a very small tan head. Aromas of marmalade, citrus, honey. Was expecting a little more on the nose but itís still a nice aroma. Has some nice pine and eartchy hops. Good balance of citrus in there too. Good beer overrall. Super easy drinking
frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this beer. Big floral marmaladey, grapefruit nose and nice and tart in the mouth. Makes me think of a grassy field in the summer sun, on a hill somewhere. Probably overlooking a river and I donít have to go to work very soon. Feels good in your mouth to swish around, giving you more orange rind aftersmack. Good headiness at 5.8%. They should all be like this.
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A truly excellent indiction of the style, loveley layered hop aroma and complex yet dry malt profile, The best APA I have had the pleasure of
Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lovely light amber colour with a big thick head of tiny white bubbles that lasts and lasts. Mango, peach, fresh earth, pine needles and cut flowers on the nose. Sweet malt, firm bitterness, passionfruit and mango flavour. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Slight aftertaste of burnt rubber