varanid99 (1118) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange gold pour with thin head, much like the others in this series. Apricot, floral aroma, malt also peeks through. MAlt underneath, more so than the others in the series; hp flavours are a little more delicate - floral, citrus. Quite dry finish, bitterness persists nicely
Kurtos (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a Murky Orange.
Aroma. Pine needles, with a stonefruit backing.
Taste. Mainly a Piney Taste, backed by a slight fruity sweetness.
Overall. Very Similar to the Vic Secret, but not as Strong.
DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small white Lacey head on amber body. Floral aromas. Clean hop finish with spices to the fore.
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bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate and floral aroma. A bit of metallic finish to the bitterness, but a long finish at that.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mil bottle from low buy Lilydale part of hop school pack big floral aroma deep amber in colour floral hop taste
shmang (4) - - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a deep golden colour with a tight white head that clings to the glass. The aroma is delicate mix of floral, pine, citrus with some tropical fruit. The malt profile has taken the back seat but lends the right amount of malty, caramel tastes. Mouth feel is smooth with a small amount of lingering sweetness that is not too overpowering. A great beer to sit and enjoy on a summer evening.
ShaneJ (855) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Bottle from Slowbeer (previously known as Stella IPA). Bright mid-amber, tight white head, floral, tropical fruit aroma, dusty, mild bitterness, bready malt, some residual sweetness. Quite good.
Re-rated March 2014: Quite a lot more pine characters, higher bitterness, less sweet, strong grapefruit/pine aromas. Liked it better now.
danlo (2796) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours an orange amber colour, foamy off-white head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt, pine, citrus abit sour. Taste is malt, with lemony citrus and pine bitterness plus some yeasty, nutty notes. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.
M_Sack (653) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great hop aromas with immediate highly hopped bitterness then a slight and pleasant sweetness indicating a large amount of malt to offset the hops. The palate fades quite quickly though into a relatively hollow end considering the large amount of hops. Nice flavours though and very interesting tasting the single hop although perhaps a reason for the short finish
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Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Fruity, floral and hoppy, citrus hints.
Appearance: Lovely dark golden colour with a large frothy white head, cloudy.
Taste: First flavour of bitter fruits and hops, finishes with a flightly warmer and sweeter flavour, hints of pine.
Palate: Softer than average carbonation, a slightly soapy feel in the mouth but drinks very easy.
Overall: Overall an interesting IPA, different to what you would expect, with a strong bitter single hop flavour that tastes of fruit and pine. Very drinkable.