Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
Slightly hazy amber. Floral aroma with mandarin and other sweet citrus. Soft, lots of lychee, lemon, mandarin, and just a little bit of bitterness. Good, basic IIPA. Chrishrt30 (102) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours a light golden haze white a nice small white head which dissipates to a small white lace ring.
The nose is all about tropical fruit, a little banana and some peppery spice.
Chewy roasted malts, much more malt and toasted malts then expected. Hop bitterness comes through nicely, more tropical fruits, a little spritzy and a light resin.
Finished nicely, mainly due to the great malt back-bone, a the bitterness isn't over powering.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Niksko (627) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2013
330ml bottle. Sledutah (7837) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a dark golden with not much white head that dissipates quickly.
Nose is very unusual for an IPA. It’s got some of the usual citrus and passionfruit aromas, but I also get a really dark, sweet nose. Almost like rum and some toffee. Interesting.
On the attack you get a big burst of passionfruit. This is followed on the mid palate by some citrus and pine notes. Towards the end is where it really starts to shine. There’s more of those rich, sweet prune and caramel notes followed by a quite bitter, resinous finish.
This beer is really excellent. It’s still got the amazing hop flavours and aromas of other big hoppy beers, but they’re really well balanced by delicious sweetness.
Bottle at The Australian Hotel gnoff (10966) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of fruit and pine resin. Flavors of citrus, caramel and pine resin
Nice, hoppy and well balanced
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Rubber Duckie Taphouse, Sydney, on July 14, 2013.
ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
Sweet, alcohol, bitter, hoppy, herbal taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness. Alcohol feeling. Alcohol aftertaste. Sweet, malty, hoppy, alcohol scent. Clear copper color, off-white head.
Frumpy, unimpressive ale as far as appearance. Whispy, shortlived head, oily with good legs. Murky, dirty orange with no evident carbonation. Resinous whole hop nose dominated by pineneedles, pineapple, blood orange, camphor and pale stonefruit with a good background, biscuity malt note. Balanced and poised. Much less of what I somehow thought this would be. What is delivered is a very controlled, malt forward though hop positive ale that downs with a frightening ease. Oily, rounded, sweet and tangy with oozing amounts of caramelised stonefruit and citrus, chewy malt and licks of pine-nuts and toothpicks, green herb roughage and a touch of burnt toast. A decent drop. (33cL, BB 02/05/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle) Rob_D_UK (1366) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2013
Having had quite a few Douple IPAs from various brewers in Europe I have to say that this really did impress me. Pours a murky brown with a thick white head. Lovely citrus taste and lasting bitter finish. downender (8882) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
On tap at Murray’s in Manly, April 2013. Hazy orange with a slight, off-white head. Big, hoppy aroma with grapefruit, orange and pine. Full-bodied, with more citrus fruit, biscuity malts, and some marmalade sweetness, before a dryish finish with a touch of prickliness. Enjoyable. lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 Nose is candied fruit- lots of melon and sherbet. taste also has candy flavours- caramel/toffee balanced sprucey herbal hops, with fruit there too. i really like the weight of this beer. good drink davidfoley (20) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Appearance - Straw to amber in colour; No clarity; Strong carbonation; Off white head, good moderate retention;
Smell - Floral spicy hop aroma; Mild sweet malt smell; Citrus, dried fruit & vanilla
Taste - Hops, citrus fruits, dried fruits, banana, sweet, tangy dry finish
Mouthfeel - Medium body, good carbonation, tangy finish
Overall - Poorly balanced, a little to sweet and tangy