KansaiBeerLvrs (5234) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 30, 2014
420 yen, 5.4% Bottle from a small liquor shop midway between the Sky Tree & Asakusa. Bought to get rid of that Virgo beer’s memory and due to the fact I’ve never seen this "fine craft beer from Australia" in Japan before. Served in a mini Duvel type glass a deep orange-gold with a decent head & a fruity peppery nose with strong citrus & earthy notes - interesting. Medium to full bodied with a tongue scraping bitter mouthfeel - in a good way. The taste is again pretty different from IPAs I am used to, earthy, lemongrass, citrus, pepper & quite bitter. Pretty damn good, a pleasant surprise at a great price for Japan. Best before feb 2014 this must be a hoppy beast fresh. KeefOz (1873) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2014
BB 20/01/15. Poured a fairly clear golden amber colour with a one-finger off-white frothy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate with medium sized bubbles forming trails. Aroma of slightly sweet fruity hops but not overwhelming. Taste of slightly sweet caramel malt but this almost immediately dominated by a flavoursome hops bitterness. Light body. Quite nice with long bitter finish. Niksko (624) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
Pours a golden amber with bubbly white head. Slightly hoppy floral nose. Very biscuity, some toffee, slightly bitter, a little caramel, slight hop grapefruit. Not bad. Morboso (146) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Price point IPA, not nearly enough hops but nice full bitterness and amber colour if that means anything to you. 5.2 Alcohol good, not much noticeable aroma. For the price no complaints, probably would go for Vale IPA next time as better and only a little bit more costly. Way better than standard Aussie lagers tho. If you like coopers real ale you probably will like this motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2014
bottle from bws in broadbeach. steady enough ipa - golden, hints of mango in the aroma, modest bitterness, generic citric aftertaste, nothing really standing out
agoodpale (8) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Without a doubt one of the best India pale ales i have tasted.
Only down side is the lack of head within 30 seconds all the head that remains is a slight bit of lacing.
But does not dampen the mood at all. Great strong flavour with nice citrus bitterness. Many friends who have tried this and generally are anti IPA were quite open to this style of beer. A must try and good value. BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2013
As others have mentioned this is not a knock you over the head IPA, but it is a very good entry level, go to IPA which there are few of in Australia IMO. Has moderate hop character and bitterness with a clean palate. rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Amber colour, but surprisingly clean and light finish for an IPA. With a name like sleeping giant, I was expecting something bolder with more hoppiness. Dervock (1404) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle - amber orange with a white head. Citrus to piney hops with an underlying caramel malt. Orange citrus and sweet malt, bitterness is sharp up front but quickly drops away. Mouthfeel is creamy, light carbonation. gnoff (10713) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 33 cl from Dan Murphy’s Geelong, on August 2, 2013.
Clear copper color, off-white head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy scent. Sweet, hoppy, bitter, caramel taste. Bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.