foodgazer (37) - MALAYSIA - NOV 3, 2017 highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, - JUN 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent IPA but somehow less than the sum of its parts. Plenty has gone into this but it falls away notably in the back palate. Bitterness also seems less than the 65 IBU claimed on the bottle. Not calling them out on it but I expected more oomph. Comes with a characteristically exuberant MoonDog head that refuses to settle atop a muddy pale bronze body. Over-ripe aroma dominated by Amarillo and dextrose. Smells promising but perhaps sweeter than the style warrants - like fruity boiled lollies. Melon notes and sucrose. Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, despite a head that does not give an inch. The hops have it on the tongue but there’s surprisingly little cut-through for the hop bill. Resinous, with a faintly astringent note that detracts from an otherwise clean ’pinomint’ finish. Scratching my head about this - it’s like a movie with a great cast, great director and a great script and yet it doesn’t quite come together. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars)
The Aussie brewery Moon Dog has a whole line of highly-laudable craft beers and the Jukebox Hero fits comfortably in amongst the best of them. A 7.0% ABV IPA that sizzles and buzzes confidently, it even veers towards the spicy territory at times. There is the slightest hint of floral but in general Jukebox Hero avoids the traditional route of the fruity, crisp IPA. This so-called “head honcho of hops” eschews conventions and flaunts its quirks and…it does (kind of) work. Good solid beer worth picking up as your second or twenty-third drink which I wish I could do but I can’t, not without money. Not like this, not living the way I am right now. Dandm (125) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2016
Out of date bottle at home. Cloudy light gold. Lasting head. Earthy aroma. Immediate coffee taste. Settles into a more malty taste with toffee. Very fizzy and sharp. Nice resin bitterness. Easy to drink with a smooth palate. sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2016
330ml bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. A hazy, lightly particulate amber with a tall, mostly lasting rocky white to off-white head atop leaving a soapy lacing. Aromas of citrus, mango, pineapple, tangerine and peach. Similar to taste. Quite juicy but with a drier, biscuity pale malt mid-palate. Mid-weight, medium carbonation and a medium to full length and intensity bitterness in the finish of resin and grapefruit. Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2016
Tap at the brewery. Slight haze. Light amber. Light tropical and grapefruit hops with light crystal malt. Earthy standard IPA character. R4N5H (1326) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
33cl bottle on 10-Oct-2015 poured into a long stemmed tulip glass. Hazy amber colour with a big white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Flavour of tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, and hops. Some spiciness and herbs. Bittersweet finush.
Muggus69 (2728) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel.
Pale gold beer, fluffy white head hangs around.
Hoppy nose to it; citrus, grass, pine, touch of toasty malt shares company.
Medium bodied (surprisingly), moderate carbonation, good length to it.
All good stuff on the body - biscuity malts, woody citrusy American hops pack a punch and a firm measure of bitterness.
Scarily drinkable for a 7%. A solid staple from this quirky brewery. Ngejo (1000) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Tap. Amber, cloudy, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish. Slaxo (4) - - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
Utter shit. From bottle 3 times and once at the brewery. Most bland underwhelming IPA I've ever tasted. Maybe they were all duds?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2015
Pours a deep gold with cloud white head. Decent amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is an oddly pleasant mix of spicy/herbal and fruity hops, with a caramel background. Some alcohol. Reminds me of a decent fruit cake. As it warms slightly, a more dank aroma shows through. Flavor is similar with cinnamon and citrus. Caramel is more apparent in the aroma. Surprisingly clean finish with only some mild bitterness and astringency in the mouthfeel. This is certainly a unique IPA. One that I’d enjoy again. whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
Looks great - very active, off white head with a hazy light bronze body. Very herbal and earthy aroma with a slight hint of sweet fruits. The herbal aroma carries through to the taste too, particularly corriander and white pepper. Piney hops in the mix too - its actuallt quite bitter but not overpoweringly so. Sits well in the mouth, maybe a little over carbonated but has a good density and leaves a really nice velvet feel upon its exit.