M_Sack (782) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2017 Jado (805) - Camp Hill, - FEB 20, 2017
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Clear amber-gold body is capped by a sudsy but lasting white head. Not much in the way of aromas but some vague citrus notes are apparent. Taste is cracker-like malt at first before a firm grapefruit note kicks in. Crisp finish with a light citrus aftertaste. Decent lager lifted by the grapefruit addition.
Bottle. IPA style gold with strong orange hue, small white head that retains well. Heavy caramel and bread malt aromas, wrapped around a grapefruit core. Deliciously creamy bread and caramel malt, with obvious but not overwhelming grapefruit bitterness and a touch of grog (which doesn’t detract). A really good way to show off the malts. Sadly the last of my 4 Pines beers before the big sellout to AB InBev. Stew41 (2104) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 25, 2017
Full flavoured IPL that looks a whole lot like an IPA. Firm bitterness (not strong) right through the palate and the fruit notes work very well. Very 'cut and dried' across the palate. A little sweetness to finish. Really good beer and at the top of the tree from the limited number of IPLs I've tried. bizzard (15) - - AUG 26, 2017
Fruity. Grapefruit smack in the nose. Good carbonation. Lovely ruby hue. Light and malty. Bitter finish. Must drink more.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone macca147 (638) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with a minimal white head. Aroma: citrus, grapefruit notes dominate. Mild pine notes. Taste: flwvour balance dominated by citrus and grapefruit flavours. Mild malt flavours on the back of the beer. Very hoppy. Bitter. Very mild tartness from the citrus. Moderate carbonation. The dry bitterness from the carbonation lingers on the palate and dominates the aftertaste. A good beer and one I have had a few times now. Not as exceptional as I expected/hoped it would be but still quite tasty. Muggus69 (2762) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2017
500mL bottle from Dan Murphys. BB 17/01/18
nobiggie (5) - perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017 does not count
Clear pale gold body, sizeable white head.
Moderate intensity aroma - prominent citrus/grapefruit, grass hop, some toasty, biscuity malt.
Creamy sort of carbonation, body is full yet has the crisp dry finish of a lager.
Honeyed malts on the palate, toasty, citrus comes through touch of juice & rind & skin with some associated sourness without being over the top. Grassy, piney hops linger with a building bitterness.
Decent, was expecting more grapefruit/hops but kind of enjoy the malt to this.
This is a pricey beer. ~$9ish dollars a king brown style bottle. But worth it for the experience. Straw in colour. Subtle floral and citric aroma with a hint of ester, similar to the banana flavour you find in a hefeweizen. Lightly carbonated and thinly hoped this beer has a medium to light body. Palate - think a tame Elvis Juice. Forward, balanced bitterness that carries through. Obvious ruby grapefruit and the associated sweet, sour and bitterness that finishes late. All in all an amazing beer, probably wouldn’t buy again, purely based on the desire to consistently try something new, but certainly wouldn’t snub it if it came across the bar. Almond0 (1) - - MAR 5, 2017 does not count
So refreshing, not over citrussed and a real third quencher with taste! Really easy to drink and enjoyable StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2017
From a bottle. The grapefruit aroma is pretty interesting and the flavours aren’t over the top, good stuff. Hop_Hedonist (661) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2017
Tap at Norfolk Hotel - oh dear... WTF is this? A beer with no flavour - no grapefruit that I could detect - epic fail!