Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2016
The appearance was a burnt orange to amber color, almost brown. Finger’s worth of white foamy head dissipated at a nice pace. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma balances nicely between a dry piney and citrusy (bitter portion) hops to some toffee and caramel malty tones.
The flavor leans crisp malty sweet with a quick bitter hoppiness rolling in for the balance. Sly semi-sweet malty aftertaste rubbing against some hops to lead on into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good for what it is. Mild smoothness.
Overall, pretty good American styled pale ale that I could have again. mkel07 (5848) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
30ml bottle. Murky and muddy copper dust colour with a tight knit small head. Heavy fruity hop aromas that are inviting and sweet. Very hoppy flavour that hits the mouth full tilt and envelopes all parts. Smooth and enjoyable. gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
Good carbonation with a medium head red brown pour aroma fruity caramel passionfruit flavour fruity hop taste good malt sweetness caramel passionfruit in there aftertaste good hop bitter and fizz plus hop fruit hawthorne00 (3906) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle, 13C. Pours copper with a modest beige head. High bead. Aroma is full of American hops: grapefruit, pine and a little resin. Taste has some light caramel and stone fruit sweetness underneath tasty but short-lived bitterness. Body is a little on the thin side. There’s nothing terribly complicated here and that’s not a bad thing: this is a highly drinkable beer with a good smack of fresh aromatic hops. Davros (3137) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours dark coppery amber with a large, lasting creamy head.
Aroma shows masses of lychee, kumquat, pine, passionfruit, resin, orange marmalade, fruity confectionery, pineapple, etc, etc. Sweet clean malt is not forgotten; seems to be a nice load of crystal in there.
A fair bit of the fruit transfers through as flavours, along with the sweet clean malt. Finish is quite aggressive (and astringent) with a somewhat harsh bitterness.
Carbonation is a little too high, body slightly light.
The sharp, harsh finish really drags this beer down, that aroma was a stunner though.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2010
Dark orange body with thin head. Nice hoppy aroma which carries through to the taste with a faint hint of smoke in the aftertaste. jonno (2756) - JAPAN - AUG 5, 2010
Beautiful unfiltered dark orange. Nose is a bit muted, but citric hops slwly make their way to the top. In the mouth it’s a little more lively. Resonablt full bodied for a sub 5% beer. Medium length citrus hop finish .Not so complex. Good easy drinking. WIth maybe a few more IBUs and a piney hop to offset the citrus this could be a real champ. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Impressive taste. Aroma has grass, pepper, and caramel. Taste has a sweet start, with long-lasting bitterness. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber colour, with a frothy white head. Stew41 (2021) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 17, 2010
A bit murky in the glass (rusty apricot) but authentic for the style and holds a consistent. albeit thin, head. Nose is lean and shows herbal hops and only the faintest touch of malt. Palate is similar; lean and linear with dry herbal hops and decent bitterness. I like what it is trying to do but needs a bit more oopmh to get going. KeefOz (1824) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2016
Poured a translucent orangey-gold colour with a big off-white orange tinted frothy head that retained well and laced well. Carbonation low and fine; A few sediment particles settled out of this unfiltered beer. Aroma of sweet caramel, sweet citrus and earthy notes. Taste of sweet malt followed by sweet citrus; low bitterness increases as it warms and becomes a bit grapefruity. Light body. Smooth with a slightly dry, sweet citrus finish.