bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear light copper coloured body with a foamy off white head. There was good lacing and the head stayed around for the journey. Hops on the nose along with some honey that seems to come and go. Grainy malt initial taste followed by fruity hops, almost a creamy texture, medium body and nice bitterness at the finish. Good beer, even the bottle presentation scrubs up very well. Cheers!
vanvenlo (1441) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 13 June 2004 - Sweet lolly light hop aroma with a hint of musk. Clear light brown orange, some haed retention and sudsy lacing. Sweet light fruity brew, with high hop flavour. Slight Fizz but thinish, with slight pleasent, musk-celery aftertaste.
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Candy hoppy aroma with clear red amber colour and good head and lacing. Malt hop flavour with crisp sharp palate.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Explosive head on an orange body. Fruity hop aroma. Creamy flavour then a light woody bitterness. Some unresolved alcohol in the finish. Not bad without being great.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A very fruity aroma. Smooth malt taste leading to a dry bitterness. All the better for being bottle conditioned. I would buy this again. Not an IPA more a Pale Ale. Still good though.
Choos (667) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma has some lovely honeysuckle notes and just a hint of hops. Apperaance is cloudy brown orange with lots of floaty particles and a smallish head. Flavour was slightly peppery, some celery, lasting hops and a small background of malt. Lightly carbonated which suited it nicely.
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Global Wines, Bearwood, Birmingham. Light brown beer, with enormous head and big lacing. Looks sparkling, smells sweet and hoppy - nice. Very deep bitter flavour, with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. This tasted like some of the SoCal IPAs I tried last month - the San Diego crowd would lovethis! A hint of alcohol vapour as the liquid enters my mouth, but any syruppy swettness vanishes in a sandy swig. Big, dry.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper colour with great clumpy head with big bubbles. It clumped into a big bunch which my girlfriend described as "like the foam that washes up on the beach." Big chunks of yeast which remind me of tea leaves which just sit at the bottom of the glass and do not dissolve or affect the clarity at all - weird. Aroma is pretty clean with some junipery, menthol-esque hops. Upon smelling the beer I suspected it had been slightly (only slightly though) affected by the travel to get to my part of the world, but it was well within its BB date. Juicy malt flavour which is kind of a bit flabby. Not much hop flavour but a minerally dryness. I was expecting it to be a lot more bitter. Give me Sam Smith’s IPA over this any day.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #400. Bottle Conditoned. Dark brown, large frothy white head. Main flavour is malt, slightly roasty, slight coffee, quite bitter when it catches the underside of your tounge. Pretty good, I guess.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled.Amber with an attractive and shiny white head. Restrained hops with trace notes of organic beans. Smooth hoppy flavour with tobacco and mocha notes on the end. Smooth and thoroughly enjoyable, getting better towards the end.