Maris (1109) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 19/2/2015. Pours a quite cloudy golden with a big fluffy head. Has a quite distinct fruity yeasty aroma. Flavour wise, it features lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit (orange, mandarin, peach) over a light biscuit malt backbone, with a pretty firm sharpish bitterness finishing it off. Medium body and lively carbonation. A very solid, enjoyable pale with exemplary packaging.
Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a different and enjoyable apa. Great on the nose. (great labeling).
Cantabrian (917) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Remarkable presentation. Aroma is strong on lychees, passion fruit and grapes, but flavour is much more grassy, citrus, razor sharp hoppy bitter. Very bitter...Good APA, but still not enough to bring me back from the grave.
Davros (2205) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a large lasting head.
Nose shows lychee, peach, floral hops, light clean malt, grapes and pear. Very vibrant.
Flavours show less of the fruit but more spicy, grassy and herbal notes alongside some delicate malt.
ALLOVATE (2541) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Unsure how this one slots into the Tuatara line-up but love the label none-the-less. It produces a radiant and sparkling deep burnished orange with fine, intermittent carbonation. Head is up more than an inch in height, but falls with dramatic speed to a mess of sudsy foam. Piney, deeply resinous and floral nose wringing with pine-needles, nettles, rose petals, lavender and blood orange. All hops on the palate with a void in the middle that screams "INSERT MALT HERE!". Raspy and sharp, weedy and grassy with a bitter citrus peel and grapeskin astringency to add to the chaos. It softens and dulls quickly but the aftertaste remains. Kind of, well actually is, hard to drink. I can’t get into this at all. One-sided and one-dimensional! (33cL, BB 01/04/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Brenhophead (638) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle. Pours a golden/caramel hue with a big resinous piney aroma. Bold bitterness to start with lots of citrus/pine and some caramel malt.
stoutnick (690) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy peach gold. Aroma is some soft tropical fruits and hop resin. Taste is the same with great sessionability. Good Pale.
mkel07 (4001) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Scratch Bar 120914. While the beer itself is quite good, the label, bottle and the story behind the beer is even better.
maneliquor (3393) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours deep orange with a sticky beige and bubbly head. Nose immediately shows mandarin before some bubblegum, citric pith and pineapple come out. Taste is quite apricot driven with mild citric zest, pineapple and resin. A fair whack of biscuit malts in this which take away from the fruits a little too much. It comes across very malty to finish which I don’t dig very much. I feel like the vibrancy of the nose doesn’t get portrayed in the taste. Not my kind of pale
hawthorne00 (2706) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear pale amber with a white head that lasts well. Gentle aroma of hay, some toast, flowers, mandarins, light spices. Much punchier than the smell suggested, dry and spicy with firm toasty malt behind it. A little citrus too at the dry and fairly bitter end.