Maris (901) - 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.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a creamy beige head that lasts. Aroma has lots of floral hops and notes of toffee, pine, citrus and lavender. Flavour is also hoppy with notes of caramel, honey, malt and citrus. Light body, smooth but slightly thin mouthfeel and a long dry and mildly bitter finish. A good APA, quite sessionable, could be more robust though.
hawthorne00 (2211) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2011 Amber, slightly cloudy. Off-white head. Cascade hops, grapefruit and heaps of malt on the nose. Stone fruits, citrus, light caramel malt. Prominent but gentle hops. [3.7]
Bottle. Clear amber light beige head that fades to a coat. Grapefruit, kumquat, a little pine, caramel aroma. Stone fruit and light caramel under citrus and pine. Bitter finish is there but less pronounced than the initial aromatics.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely deep amber colour with a nice off white head. whilst there is some hops on the nose with the citrus type armos expected of the style. There is also a fair amount of malt. Flavours are much the smae. Some hop bitterness but also a fair amount of malt. Mothfeel is quite heavy. Overall I really like this beer.
jonno (2096) - JAPAN - SEP 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very heavy body for the style. Leaning more to the malt spectrum as most aussie micros do. Light hop bite. Solid beer, needs some reworking.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely gold/amber color. Long lasting off white head. Big hop aromas in the APA style. Balance pushed to far to the hop bitterness for my liking and I struggle to pick up the more subtle flavors.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Copper to amber colour with beige head. Looks and smells enticing. Sweet citrus cascade hop aromas really spicey and delicious mmmmmmmm. Some caramel and coffee at the start then the citrus hops then a well rounded bitterness. All works well together and crafted extremely well. A top effort.
kenbeer (46) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer. Plenty of hops on the nose... cascade I believe. Nice bitter feel in the mouth with some caramel malt for good measure. Very enjoyable but not sensational... apparently I only just missed trying it on tap, something which I was assured was better.