buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2011
A few years ago, when I was first starting to explore craft ales, I tried this and went "where’s the hops?" Today, on impulse, I filled a rigger at Regional, and I’m glad I did. So balanced, so full, the citrus notes of the hops not overpowering the lovely toffee notes warm malty notes. And so full in the mouth. A lovely rounded IPA - but, perhaps, for the hop heads out there just think of it as a pale ale and you’ll probably be in a better frame of mind when this hits the mouth. Mmmmm. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2011
Poured a hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aromas off citrus, toffee, pine. Nose fairly mulled for an ipa. Taste is of citrus, toffee. Has decent hop but i think this beer is all about how balanced it is. Slick on the palate which wasnt the best. A good job be emersons but ipa’s should have more kick to them unlike this one Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle - Hazy orange. Huge explosive head afterwhich it had low to medium carbonation. Caramel. Very fruity hops. Probably cascade / amarillo. Spicy. Moderately bitter. Maris (1587) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2010
From a 500ml bottle on 6/12/2010. Has a strong and pleasant aroma of caramel and fruit, floral and piney hops. In the mouth you get caramel, toffee, citrus fruit (oranges) and a touch of grapefruit. Has a solid hop kick, though it’s only medium in comparison to heavy hitting IPAs. But this one is all about balance and drinkability. Excellent. mkel07 (6406) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2010
500ml bottle. Deep rich amber and honey colour with a deep head of beige foam that settles quickly. Strong floral hop aromas burst forth from the glass, pleasant and inviting. Flavour is full and rich with hop and mild citrus coming through. Full bodied flavour that lasts and settles in the mouth and tongue.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
really like this beer. bottle at Beer De Luxe in Melbourne. sweet malt of caramel and toffee, hops give a citrus/piney aroma and flavour. very nicely hopped. beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 500ml bottle, copper hue, thin off white creamy head, very good lacing. Nice balance of hop and malt aromas - fruity, marmalade, pine, floral, biscuit, caramel, a soapy aroma was thankfully very transient. Flavour is very nice and also well balanced caramel sweetness, hoppy bitterness. Dry bitter finish. Very enjoyable and although it seems to be a well made beer it lacks pizazz. (Personally I don’t mind having a shed load of hops in my IPA if it intensifies the aroma and flavour)
6/2/15 Re-rate. Downgrade Craft beer price, big brewery taste. Disappointing, lesson learnt. Thin taste with some gross metallic flavour. Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Light amber with scant head. Aroma is a little tea-like with random leaves, resin, and mild alcohol. Some skunkiness but not offensive. Rather non-IPA like in character but does have a dry hoppiness and a mild green bitterness. Quaffable. Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
Light golden colour. The aroma is light and somewhat mushroomy. Light palate with caramel accents. A little bit bland. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2010
500 ml bottle
Aroma: moderate to light cereal malts, moderate indeterminate hops, no evidence of yeast.
Appearance: pours clear brownish gold, moderate head dissipates to marginal opacity with moderate lacing.
Taste: not sweet, definitely bitter but not very complex, a short finish with a hint of salt.
Palate: Medium body, slightly creamy texture, moderate carbonation and mildly alcoholic finish.
Overall: OK. Name is more memorable than the beer, not at all complicated but it is a drinkable IPA.