mkel07 (6546) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2011
568ml bottle. This one is right up there amongst the great North American double IPA’s Solid in the glass with a weighty looking deep amber colour and aromas that leap out of the glass. Fills the mouth with flavour. Creamy smooth texture with a long piney aftertaste. cayleystheorem (3) - USA - OCT 28, 2011 does not count
Poured from the bottle, consumed two weeks after release. Overall, this is a well rounded, malty DIPA. The beer pours a very clear golden yellow with white head on the thin side. The aroma is my favorite part. There is certainly a lot of hop character -- the Columbus and Simcoe stand out -- but the round toffee malt is in perfect balance. The beer also presents other hop aromas such as citris and rosewater. The taste is also respectable, but much less malty that the aroma would suggest. The hops really lead the show here with a vegetable (maybe capsicum) chewiness presented up front followed with a nice citris bite. The hop spice can be found pulling a bit of the alcohol flavor out. The malt is really never at the center of the taste, but it seems totally content acting as a substrate for the hops. It does, however, keep the beer from seeming too bitter. The body is medium/heavy with a bit of stickiness towards the end of the sip, but overall it is quite appropriate for this style of beer. I also found the carbonation about right. The maltiness is only apparent in the finish, which I would describe as a butterscotch hop candy. Overall, this is a well made, balanced Double IPA. While not as hoppy as its American bretheren, this beer is still clearly about the hops. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2011
Clear copper golden body with short lasting head. Passion fruit on the aroma, a little grapefruit coming through in the taste, not a lot of bitterness and didn’t really pick up on the alcohol but pretty easy to drink. Mjollnir (417) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
Draught at All Bar Nun. Pours clear gold with a medium white head that slowly settles. Fresh aroma of citrus and pine, a little tropical, slightly malty. Mild sweetness, medium level bitterness that is slightly harsh but still reasonably clean and fruity. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation, fairly smooth with a lingering hoppy finish. Dervock (1510) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle - When I opened the bottle I took a quick whiff and the first thing thta can to mind was the gin botanicals! Pours a pale copper with next to no head. massive aroma of flowery hops and sweet caramel, some orange citrus as well. Very rich and full on the palate. The hops come through nicely along with the caramel malt. the finish is dry and lingering. Great beer!
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear yellow-orange with a small , dense white head. Awesome lacing surrounds my glass. Nose is tropical fruits with a touch of sourness running through it - tangerine, mango with a finish of grapefruit. Taste reminds me a little of Hopwired. Tropical/stone fruits surround the palate. Starts out with apricot and mango, slight melon through the middle, a big finish of strong grapefruit. Quite mild and a little sweet for a double ipa but it works very well. Makes me want to come back for more. Deceptive abv. Fantastic beer and hard to believe it has come out of Creatures. Shits all over Hop Zombie hawthorne00 (4195) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle. Clear orangish amber with a large white head. Aroma of grapefruit and other citrus, nectarines, passionfruit. Slightly oily mouthfeel, rather lowish carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet with some stone fruit and biscuit, light tropical and heavier citrus flavours, before solid bitterness. Dry finish with aromatics returning to linger after being partially obscured in the gulp. Maris (1612) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2011
From a 568ml bottle on 25/10/2011. Pours a clear light golden with a small head. Has a lovely floral, tropical fruit (particularly passionfruit) aroma. Flavour wise, you get orange, marmalade and a bit of grapefruit. It has a solid hop presence, though it’s quite subdued for something described as a DIPA. This is a very enjoyable beer, and quite quaffable. Strikes me as being more of a standard IPA than a double/imperial. sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle,from the Brewery, Fremantle
Bright Coppery/golden limited and quickly dissipating white head,
Lovely citrus adn tropcial furiot noce with nice bright light malts,
Body is quite thin making it quaffable, with excellent complex hop flavours from citrus to tropical and grassy, with a definite hint of alcohol crisp and sharp dry finich, perfect spring beer.
reminds me of Epic Hop Zombie Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2011
Pours a nice copper with a head similar to the pale ale. Tropical fruits and hopy resin on the nose, a big citrus/resin flavour hit perfectly balanced with malt i cant believe this one is 7.8%. Its only 55 IBU which is low for an imperial but wow i would not change that at all, little creatures has done it again!