Tezminator (293) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2017
Surprisingly dark colour with a nice head. Aroma: caramel and orange (zest). Taste is first caramel and apricot along with other dried fruit followed by nice earthy and floral notes from the malts. Pretty balanced and very good English IPA. Without the slightly "soapy" (?) mouth-feel at the beginning would be an excellent beer. mkel07 (6239) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2016
Bottle from Copper & Oak Liquor Merchants 260416. Good combination of hops and malt make this is a beer that is worth seeking out. Easy to drink with plenty if fresh fruit aromas, think mango, passionfruit and each. Medium body with a light refreshing finish. I wouldn’t say that this beer is challenging to me but I guess it may be to some. KeefOz (1890) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2016
Tasted 1/4/2016. Draught at Mash Brewery, Henley Brook. Poured a crystal clear amber with a one-finger white foamy head that retained well and laced well. Carbonation virtually nil. Aroma subtly of malt with no real hops presence (compared to the Mash Pale there is no hops). Tastes of sweet malt and a hint of hops bitterness. Light body. Smooth and clean with a very slight bitterness on the finish. Lunkie (1956) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2016
Soapy hop malt aroma. Deep Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt sour hop flavour. Smooth palate. M_Sack (762) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Brown/Amber with cream coloured mid sized head. Tropical fruit aromas, earthy hops and a strong caramel note. Citrus and stone fruit favours, with a lingering earthy hop bitterness throughout and a balancing lick of caramel towards the end. Slightly over carbonated? Love the English style. Can more brewers please do this style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drjoeng (1358) - SINGAPORE - MAY 23, 2015
5.8% ABV. English IPA
There is no discernible nose and not much of a head. Poured a very rich clear golden hue which was promising; coloring is about 14-16º SRM. For me, this is one of the most inviting colors that an ale can have. It suggests a thirst quenching, refreshing good time.
The mouthfeel was a little soapy with a pronounced carbonation. This flavor immediately reminded me of a traditional chinese meat roll, Ngoh hiang, redolent with Coriander and fennel. There was a refreshing tang of lemongrass near the end. Full of estery, spicy flavors. This was a very nice ride. hank37 (194) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
Banana and clove - almost witbierish on the nose and tasting. Adding into the mix is pine and an aniseed note in there. Lingering subtle bitterness is pleasant. alberti92 (159) - - NOV 24, 2014
Pours Amber. On the nose it's very malt driven with hints of roasted caramel. Small head in the pour with more carbonation than I was expecting but disappeared after a minute or so.
Tastes slightly fruity with overpowering roasted caramel and nutty flavours. Hop bitterness evident with a bitter lingering finish. Nice drop! beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 Restrained example of the style. More of a Pale Ale than an IPA in my book. But an enjoyable brew nonetheless. whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours an Amber colour looks very clean with not much visible carbonation. Thin off white head. Good bilut reasonably subtle aroma - citrus and grassy hops, am getting a whiff of pineapple in there somehow. Tastes so grassy. I mean, other beers have grass flavored hops but this is unique in its devotion. Also getting pine flavours. This is ultra dense, almost a syrup. Almost no carbonation but a ridiculously good mouth after feel.