mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber body witha small off-white head. Aroma-taste-citrus, resin, toasty moderate bitterness. Low-moderate carbonation.
Pyobon (1028) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper colour with nice off white head. Lovely floral and fruity aroma. Medium body with fairly fizzy carbonation. Taste has a tangy fruit (citrus, mango) start moving through a rather weak biscuity malt flavour to a good bitter finish which is perhaps a little too harsh. Overall it’s a good pale ale.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 decent pale ale, wouldnt describe this as a session beer, good place to start before moving on
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Good APA. Aromas of grass, and roasted malt. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Orange, with a frothy white head.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at The Local Taphouse (Sydney). A clear amber. Grain on the nose. Grainy again on the palate - quite weak. A hop tang with a light citrus, along with a raw dryness to finish. Struggled.
Jade (419) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber colour. Wonderful thick and creamy white head that hangs around for a while. Very light aroma, almost not present at all. Flavour of hops and light fruit. Has quite a creamy texture in the mouth, and leaves a bitter aftertaste. A very nice summer afternoon beer.
floydian1 (1120) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Pours golden-amber with a medium off white head that provides good lacing. Nose is perfume-like with floral and citrus hops on top of a caramel malty base. Taste is nicely balanced between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter. Medium bodied with an almost creamy mouthfeel and lowish carbonation. Highly drinkable. Much better than I expected.
Maris (1109) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 4/1/2010. Pronounced malty, caramel aroma. Taste is also malty with a touch of grapefruit. Almost a little creamy, with a nice long hoppy finish. Very enjoyable.
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, pours deep-amber, with long lasting off-milk-white head, plenty of hops and malt in aroma and flavour. Flavour of biscuit, cracked pepper. fairly malty balance. Solid but not over the top bitter finish.smooth mouthfeel. must have again.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hashigo Zake. Pours a nice reddish amber, off white head. Fruity hops aroma, grapefruity. Medium bitterness & toasty malt. Comes through like a good IPA.