KeefOz (1838) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014 mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, - APR 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glad to have the opportunity to try this one but it didn’t live up my expectations. Perhaps I don’t care for rye beers? The malts were pronounced and it was not nearly as hop forward I’d like. Very drinkable but not all that flavourable. I’d happily drink it again but it wouldn’t be my first choice.
Poured a hazy dark amber with a two-finger off-white foamy head that retained well and laced well. Carbonation moderate with fine to medium bubbles forming trails. Aroma of caramel malt and nice tropical fruits hops. Taste with lots of toasted malt plus grapefruit like bitterness. Light body. Not overly hopped compared to other IPAs. Has a tarty/acidic bitterness on the finish. alberti92 (159) - - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a dark amber colour with a finger of head. Sweet toffee and caramel on the nose with slight citrus perhaps? Fairly moderate mouthful with moderate carbonation. Taste is slightly Citrus with plenty of roasty characters accompanied by a peppery/spicy finish. I was expecting more from this but I have to keep in mind that this was sitting on the shelf at work for a few months before I bought it so possibly some of the hop characters may have faded in this time. Malrider69 (163) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
Pleasant amber/copper colour with a soapy head. A mild aroma is indicative of the subtle, yet complex flavour that exhibits hints of spicy rye and resin. Another excellent beer by Mountain Goat motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
bottle picked up at dan murphys around terrigal. somewhere between amber and brown with a minimal head; grainy aroma with some sweet citric notes; mango nectar texture; some tinned fruit salad with modest bitterness. pleasant Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Big dirrrrty bomber shared at Taps beer bar, KL. It pours cloudy deep red-amber with a small yellow-white head. The nose is earthy, pine needles, citrus peel, sherbet, light caramel and toast. The taste is bitter, pine needles, resin, earth, breadth, orange muffin and light alcohol with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Punchy and tasty, yet very drinkable.
varanid99 (1212) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2014
Darkish gold pour with a big white head. Caramel, peachy, citrus in the aroma. Taste is orange, caramel, toasty, peach. Not bad at all CacheManyHose (724) - HONG KONG - JAN 16, 2014
A bit boring. Pours a very inviting warm amber. Smells yeasty with a nice Cascade hop smell and some malt. Not much taste to it, though the rye does come through. Drinkable and definitely not unpleasant but the tepid flavour is probably the most disappointing part of this beer. Maris (1513) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
From a 640ml bottle on 29/12/2013. Pours an opaque dark golden with a variable head. Has a mild hoppy aroma with some caramel in the mix. The flavour features lots of caramel and toffee malt. The hops are fruity and relatively firm but relatively modest by IPA standards. The dry rye is evident at the finish. Has a medium body and medium carbonation. Solid if not spectacular. Hop_Hedonist (597) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Toasty malt which must be the rye - balanced with a decent fruity hop hit - could do with bigger hop load to counter the malt but overall very pleasant - couldn’t drink a lot of it cos it’s quite heavy. Niksko (624) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a white frothy head.
Nose is fresh peaches, pineapple and oranges, with a bit of caramel and some rye notes.
Flavour is lots of fruity orange and grapefruity hop flavours, some stone fruits, some caramel, some bready rye notes, and a bitter, grapefruit peel finish.
Body is medium and carbonation seems slightly towards the low end.
Overall a pretty bold IPA, with interesting rye notes. Doesn’t blow me away, but it’s definitely solid and tasty.