GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL. The champion from our blind tasting. Pours a clear to near hazy amber cinnamon with a massive, rocky, tan head with excellent retention and giant, poofy lace. Aroma of cinnnamon, honey, fresh orange, citrus zest, caramel. Taste was boozy, bitter, pretty in your face, rich, some relative alcohol warming even from a measly 5.4%. Really outstanding.
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Australian Hotel in Sydney
Clear golden with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is dusty caramel and floral. Flavors of dusty caramel and some mild pine bitterness
Ok, but too malty for me to enjoy.
mkel07 (3387) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another good beer from The Little Brewing Company. Poured with a good white head that lasted a while. Amber in colour with a medium body.
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big frothy head on an amber pour,strong carbonation.Aroma peach,citrus,floral note.Flavour nice sweetness of stonefruit,citrus hops have a good touch.The bitterness is easy on the taste buds.There is a melon touch.Finish bitter,dry just short on full flavours.
maneliquor (3110) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Opaque amber pour with a small beige head. Rather sweet nose on this one. Candy and floral hops with a touch of citrus. Citrus in the taste with sweet candy and sweet toffee behind it all. Surprisingly has decent length. Pretty average
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear, good looking, amber body although a poor head. I notice caramel more in the aroma than the promised hops. Taste is a little better but not a lot of body or big on flavours, an american pale ale but not one of my favourites.
hawthorne00 (2432) - 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.
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One I’ve tried a few times with differing results. Definitely comes across as one that’s better quaffed fresh at the brewery as the hops don’t quite pull off what they set out to achieve.
5 on 5 for appearance. Radiant and shimmering, fiery copper body with minute flecks of proteins in suspension. Very fine, intermittent carbonation holds steady a two-finger, dense and satiny smooth, off-white crown that manages some solid lace-work. Sticky, sweet toffee and cereal-like toasted malts dominate the aroma with a grassy and citrus fruit edge. Quite grainy, dry and cereal-like on first sip. Citrus is reserved to the bitter side, like under-ripe oranges and lime zest. Assertively bitter, herbal, dry and grassy finish to it drops off without a trace. Yeasty also, mildly sulphurous but nothing too alarming. Shows good balance, a light body and moderate carbonation. Easily knock back a few without too much effort. (33cL, BB 12/12/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
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.
jonno (2325) - 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.