Maris (1588) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
From a 355ml bottle on 17/6/2012. Pours a clear dark golden with a big head. Has quite a big piny hop aroma, against a background of brown sugar and fruit. This is a very hop forward brew, with a huge pint, grapefruity bitterness dominating, but there’s also a decent whack of caramel malt and sweet orange. It could be a shade more balanced but this is still a very solid, big, high quality IPA. I’m surprised it doesn’t rate a bit higher on here. aleph (231) - - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Amber golden pour. Lots of caramel on the nose and powering the taste. Citrus hops, grapefruit and pine. Lighter body. danrcook (26) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
This is the ideal IPA. Floral, hoppy and refreshing. Great golden body with a almost too long of a lasting head. Great summer bbq beer. ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
A very alluring beer. Deep set, shimmering and radiant orange copper body with a fine bead. Tight, messy and dense off-white crown is steadfast and weaves a thick lace. Initial buttery Ovaltine aroma wanes a little to reveal a nice level of spicy, piercing, weedy and herbal hops over layers of toasted, dusty but sweet malt, twiggy bark and pine needles, and bitter/sweet orange. Quite unexpectedly soft in the mouth, creamy and foamy in mouthfeel. Initial thoughts are of the drawing acrid and sharp bitterness that peaks on the swallow, quite earthy, weedy and raw but controlled making for a long hoppy finish. Pinewood meets toasted grain and breakfast cereal flavours giving balance to the wicked use of Chinook and Centennial hops displayed here. It’s clean, dry, raw and a little rough but this all made for good drinking. (12fl.Oz, BBE 02/13, Dan Murphy’s Currambine) LesArgen (376) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
There’s a really deep caramel flavour with some undercurrents of citrus on the nose. The hops come through more clearly on the tongue with a strong streak of grapefruit down the middle and plenty of malt holding it up. Lovely.
hawthorne00 (4118) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle, 10C. Pale amber with an inch of off white head. Pleasant but somewhat reserved aroma of grapefruit, orange blossoms, pine, caramel. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is bittersweet, with pine and grapefruit kicking in immediately backed by caramel. Fairly brief finish is bitter, woody and dry. Not very exciting, but harmonious. gam (4082) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
Big frothy head strong carbonation light amber pour aromas earthy caramel strong hoppy fruit the flavours caramel hoppy fruit sweetness grapefruit wild resinous touch piney peach good balance creamy note the finish good flavours hops very forward in taste strong lasting ibu piney resin all in a very good aftertaste on the palate lovely strong caramel sweetness jcwattsrugger (12525) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
CBC @brewery on tap-pours gold with a tight offwhite head. Aroma is citrus-lemon/pine. Taste is citrus-lemon/pine hops, 2nd light malt. Drying. DeliriumT (542) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
The aroma is fresh and grassy and the flavour is more subtly bitter than most IPA’s. UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pale and clear color. Very easy to drink, a little sweet with some bitter notes later on. Nothing remarkable but a decent easy to drink IPA.