davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
On tap at Young and Jackson. Well balanced, complex taste. Aromas of butterscotch, caramel, nuts, and notes of grass. Taste is sweet, with sour notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head. Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 16, 2012
I must be a bit stupid but does anybody else reckon this tastes like a drier, more hoppy version of the PA? Looks and smells the same, to me at least, but the palate shows some quite smart peppery herbal hops and stoney back palate. Just a touch cloying to finish (ahla the PA). Despite some mild reservations this is a good beer and upholds what is now a clear base standard of excellence for the Single Batch line. jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2012
fruity caramel hops in the smell. an interesting beer, smells like a wheat beer but really has that crispy hoppy finish. crisp and easy to drink and at 7.2% this beer could land you in a bit of trouble! Davros (3183) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours amber with a large, fading head.
Very hoppy aroma, with prominent floral and spicy notes, but also showing Belgian esters and phenols, hinting at green apples, grapes and peaches. Underneath all that is hefty amounts of caramel and toffee. Very sweet smelling.
Pretty interesting flavours too. More toffee, spicy and piny hops, Belgian doughy notes and some booze. Perhaps a bit too malt though.
Carbonation is a bit intense.
Very interesting stuff. An eclectic mix of hops, Belgian phenols/esters and hefty amounts of sweet rich malt. bmeup (679) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2012
First up looks great. Very pleasant aromas of sweet candy and fruit. Belgian yeast is obvious and like the hops but not sure if it all works. Just a one only growler for me from Archive Brisbane..............oh quietly dangerous too:)
kevo (2) - Mermaid Beach, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2012 does not count
A little muddled for me. Glad to see some are loving it, take it or leave it - not my cup of tea. ALLOVATE (3015) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2012
Lifeless pour. Carbonation is fine, sluggish to rise. Head is fleeting. Body is oily looking as it adheres to the meniscus when swirled; good clarity, orange copper in colour. Big, piney and resinous hops on the nose at first. Quite floral, camphorous and spicy with nuances of praline, eucalypt, medicinal alcohol and strong DMS - strange in an ale. Extremely sweet, candyish start. Oily and just a little soapy in feel. Not much body, carbonation is soft. Buttery diacetyl dominates any malt profile. Hops are weighted in back, drying it out somewhat. Piney, floral with a lot of citrus fruit. Mildly bitter overall.Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Very disappointing and faulted. One for a re-rate and a second chance! (50cL, BB 03/01/13, Thirsty Camel Maylands)
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2012 Extremely excited to get my hands on this, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. First off it pours a very nice golden colour to go with a aroma very much like a apa but with hints of caramel. Tastes like a apa predominately but with the extra malty, sweet tastes that come from a tripel, really takes the good from both styles! This is so easy to drink and is certainly a summer beer. DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2012
The cascade/chinook combination works well dry hopped in a pale ale, but they overwhelm the sugary sweet yeasty aroma that you expect from a tripel. This beer is growing on me with every sip though. There is such complexity in the combination of apa aroma hops in a tripel wort. It is a clash of categories but surprisingly it works. imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2012
Imperial pint bottle from cutty cellars crows nest. Pours hazy orange gold with average, but tight head and light lace which disappears. Aromas of grass citrus and pine, a light bready biscuity malt character with some belgo candy and a nice spicy belgian clove spice tart touch to round it out. Acidic tartness on the palate with an average to high hop bitterness on an aussie scale. Medium-light body, medium carbonation, accentuated by the spicy tart yeast character and bitterness. Nice belgian candy and bisuity bready malts present. Finish is a touch yeasty, and a little rough in that regard, with light peel like sweetness and bready malt candy flavours rounding out the finish, which lingers bitter and tart. Gotta give it to them for giving us something interesting.