davidm (1943) - 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 (416) - 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 (1057) - 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 (1020) - 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 (2543) - 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.