mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
330mL can, pours an opaque deep dark amber red with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out lots of chewy caramel malts upfront and resinous hops. Flavour is likewise very chewy and malt-heavy, with lots of bready caramel and light resinous hops. Not the most harmonious, but it’s decent. jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 16, 2016
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Changkat, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is sweet malt, toffee caramel, citrus fruit, alcohol. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a rich woody resin hop bitter, citrus, alcohol palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. mkel07 (5949) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2012
330ml bottle. What else would you drink on IPA Day. Hands down the best IPA to come out of Australia in my humble opinion. Looks great, smells great, tastes great. What’s left to say. TimE (5808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 8, 2013
hazy amber color. Heavy dose of caramel and candied apple. Full bodied. A touch sweet. Moderately aggressive bitter finish. Decent without be outstanding. hawthorne00 (3941) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Tap. Murky dark amber with a coat of light beige head that disappears very quickly. Aroma of nectarines, caramel, kumquats, grapefruit, pine. Creamy mouthfeel. Hides its alcohol pretty well. Taste has candy sweetness before plenty of bitterness that’s mingled with earth, citrus, flowers, pine and a little windex. At first it just seemed like a wallop of bitterness but the mixture of hop flavours gradually came out. Lingering fruity bitter finish. Appearance aside, a very convincing local US-style hop riot. [3.3]
gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy dark amber with a large light beige head that lasts quite well. Aroma as before with some pepper too. Taste as before - hop aromatics struggle to emerge from the big almost icing sugary sweetness and very strong bitterness. This time felt quite heavy for the ABV. Good, but not really my sort of thing.
Creamy thick head deep rich misty amber pour medium carbonation with aromas of apricot floral good hops flavours grapefruit strong ibu sweet floral resinous pine sweet caramel apricot pear the finish robust ipa strong hoppy tastesgood aftertastes sweet caramel malt lasting bitter good effort maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Aggressive amber pour with a dirty off white head on top. Nose is sharp pine needles, pineapple and grass. Quite boozy. Taste is big and aggressive and sticky grass and piney hops. Tropical notes behind it all. Very big for an Aussie take on the style. I like it!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Davros (3178) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2012
Pours dark amber with a small, lasting head.
Nose shows tropical fruit, mango, lychee, floral notes and a lot of caramel and toasty malt.
Similar flavours but not so much fruit. Lots of caramel and toasty malt along with piny hops and a hint of soft fruit.
Too much carbonation. Muggus69 (2491) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2015
330mL can from Slowbeer.
Deep copper body, holds a small firm white cap.
Aroma is resiny, dank, spicy, woody hops, cooked citrus and ripe stonefruits with rich caramel malt notes.
Thick texture, syrupy, resiny, slick texture, low carbonation, clings long on the finish.
Palate is intense - lots of citrus rind, stonefruit, pine and leafy hop character, big punch of caramel malt sweetness holds up throughout. Lingering leafy bitterness, warming finish.
Substantial stuff, missing that little bit extra to take it to the next dimension. Bif (2242) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Pours a mahogany color with a tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of pine, some malt/caramel sweetness, some fruit and bit of grain in the background. Taste of pine, caramel sweetness with some fruit and grain, Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, quite smooth and a bit creamy. The 8.5% ABV is very well hidden. Very nice balance. Very enjoyable beer. A solid offerinng for the style. Well worth checking out.