Maris (1660) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2018
From a 375ml can on 2/3/2018. Pours a clearish deep golden with a biggish head which disappears quickly. The nose is primarily tropical fruit. Taste wise, there's some biscuit malt, peach apricot, passionfruit and mango with some moderate to firm, slightly resiny hops. Fullish body with average carbonation. Passable but a bit muted and certainly lacking punch, definition and character when one considers the style. CurlyJoe (469) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2018 Slightest haze, dark yellow, lacy thin head. Fruity hop aroma, very summery. Mangoes and pineapple. All about fruit in the taste too, with a little bit of backing pine. Best but about this beer is the supremely smooth creamy mouthfeel. Luscious. JuanFernandes88 (72) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2017
Big hit of tropical and citrus fruit on the nose with some pine and resin coming through in the taste as well as a nice juicy malt backbone. Full mouth feel with a medium bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone northropfrye (3791) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 25, 2017
On tap at the Local, Sydney. Amber body, white head, nice lacing. Taste is resin and pine, citrus. Really nice well balanced and flavouful double IPA. Hop_Hedonist (705) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2017
Tap at Refuge - wow - massive high octane pale - great resin fruit malt balance - alcohol invisible - so good I had another straightway!
craftyrocker (108) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2017 This is my first Rate Beer review:
Schooner of the April 2017 batch at Spooning Goats, recently tapped. Four weeks old max since being released.
Colour: Almost clear amber with big foam bubbles.
Aroma: Hoppy passionfruit, orange and pine. Not too strong though.
Taste: Intense hoppy bitter orange and pine. A bit of caramel and underlying biscuity malt sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Average bodied but silky and with moderate carbonation.
Has a clean and long bitterness.
Overall: The high 8.5% ABV is well hidden but it feels like the DIPA x-factor is missing. Korben just feels a little subdued. This was $12.50.
hawthorne00 (4340) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2017 [5/17] Bottled April 20. Quarterly releases are a good idea, as is being able to pay by multipass. Almost clear amber with a white head that settles to a cm or so. Powerful bitter orange aroma with bread/ biscuit, some passionfruit, grapefruit. Quite light bodied with moderate carbonation. Enough malt presence despite the relatively light body to support the fruity and somewhat resinous hops without seeming to harsh, yet the finishing bitterness comes through nicely. Very clean, punchy. I liked it, but maybe doesn’t quite offer enough for its strength.Muggus69 (2886) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2017
[6/17] Tap. Punchy indeed, just short of abrasive at the end. Dangerous.
500mL bottle from Bucket Boys, Sydney. Bottled 20/04/17
Finally tracked down this (frustratingly) allusive brew.
Pours a deep golden body with uniform haze. Firm white head holds atop.
Big hop nose to it - passionfruit, orange & ruby grapefruit rind, pine resin, floral sort of notes with a touch of mango/stonefruit and biscuity malt presence drifting amongst it.
Full body, slick, resiny, absolutely NO indication of that substantial ABV, restrained carbonation.
Body juicy, almost oozing with hops - lots of bitter orange, unripe nectarine, paw paw/papaya (can never remember which is which), pine needle, cut grass, with an underpinning pale caramel & biscuit malt sweetness. Bitterness is firm but well balanced, long finish.
Crazy drinkable, sensational flavours, top notch - contender for best Aussie IIPA! ComradeK (1309) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves good lacing. Strong mango, resin and fresh floral hops mix with caramel malt in the aroma. Potent grapefruit and resin hops up front soften into tropical fruit leading into caramel malt in the mid-palate. Mouth-puckering pine resin and grapefruit finish it off. No groundbreaking flavours, but a really well-executed classic DIPA. jredmond (8999) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Draft at the Local Taphouse in Sydney. Pours an amber orange body with deep haze and light white lace. Fresh mosaic and fruit on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of fresh citrus, tropics, mango, melon, pineapple and light sweet malt.