Dervock (1168) - - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - murky orange with a big white head. Biscuit, berry, caramel malt, grassy and slightly resiny. This is a really nicely balanced bittersweetness. The sweetness rolls across the tongue while the dry bitterness comes over the top ending in a lingering bitter finish. palate is smooth with lively carbonation.
colui72 (859) - HONG KONG - JUN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours hazy bronze with a big white head. Aromas of berries and flowers, a hint of pepper taste. Medium bitter finish. Decent.
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marginally the better of the two IPAs in Murray’s current line-up. This is version shows NZ hops, compared to Fred’s US influence. On draught, this was bronze coloured with a low head. Typical NZ sauvin hop aroma - gooseberry, greengage, sauvignon blanc. Lovely soft carbonation. Low bitterness. Distinctive sauvin flavours. Rounded summer fruits. Very sessionable for its abv. (Draught at the brewery Jan 2015)
Jado (797) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy honey-amber with a thin but lasting white head and light carbonation. Aromas of lemon, flowers, gentle caramel and a touch of pepper. Taste is sweet apple pie at the front before a firm lemon zest and pepper bitterness kicks in. Falls away a little at the end with some gentle tropical fruit notes. Very sessionable Aussie style IPA.
StevieT (1912) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. This stuff is so smooth, aroma has a hint of melon and citrus, only a mild bitterness, fruity flavours, this is a very sessionable beer. I love it.
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy light tan, the hop aroma full of grapes and orchard fruits. Rich earthy character with cinnamon spiciness and brighter citrus. I like the bright finish, fruitiness and drinkability of this, but it is a touch yeasty/unrefined.
gnoff (9933) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
Stated to have 6.0% ABV.
Apricot, citrus, hoppy, sweet, malty, bitter taste. Bitter, alcohol, hoppy, malty, mineral aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium to medium high bitterness. Some gut feeling alcohol. SWeet, caramel, hoppy scent.
PissSinker (23) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Fuck me. This shit is just plain fucking offensive. Cunt blew up when I opened it, just about exploded my fucking head when I had a sip. Get fucked.
ALLOVATE (2977) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange amber, sparsely carbonated and meagrely crowned by a wafer of off-white foam. Nose is dominated by notes of rose water, passionfruit and pineapple with little else aside a touch of pine and orange peel. Quite soft and subtle on the palate. Every bit a session ale, it hits well below its 6.0% ABV. Fruity and quite tangy with a base of grainy malts and pinewood. Light bodied with low carbonation and an oily, rose water and citrus dominated finish that fades quickly. Pretty straightforward! (33cL, 6.0% ABV, BB 15/05/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Pyobon (1370) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Hazy amber with no head. Good aroma - citrus and pine over biscuity malt. Light to medium body with modest fine carbonation. Taste starts off with a pleasant balance candy sweetness and citrus tang, and quickly develops some pretty aggressive hoppy bitterness for a long intense bitter finish. Nice unusual take on a high bitterness IPA, although I am unsure whether the contrast between the lighter foretaste and the intense bitter aftertaste is inspired or just odd.