Oakes (19409) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2008
Hazy amber colour. Piney, minty, grapefruity hop nose. Moderate bitterness is herbal and earthy. Dry, woody finish. There’s balancing caramel throughout. A well-structured, highly drinkable brew. gnoff (11144) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
Draught, sample, at Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, Sydney, on July 10, 2013.motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2006
Clear brown color, teal head. Sweet, caramel, hoppy, berry, cream scent. Sweet, caramel, floral, hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, berry aftertaste.
bottled, brewtopia, melbourne. tasted in early may, a fair while before its official release so it may well be a pretty different beer now. anyways, it reminded me of what i would like to expect from an english ipa when i read all that boring crap on the label about how all the hops were chucked in so the beer would survive the long blah blah blah. actually has plenty of bitterness, a touch metallic but also some nice floral notes. amber, full in the mouth, a pretty good effort TimE (6267) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2008
Dark amber color. Citrus. strawberries, raspberries and pale malt all dominate the nose. Well balanced. Citrus and raspberry jam with a touch of caramel on the mouth. Moderately bitter finish. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2007
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
The hoppiest beer they’ve made, and a very pleasant one. Even while being fairly hoppy, its still quite balanced between the hop and malt, which actually, i guess, makes it more drinkable, but perhaps less what i expect in an IPA. This shows some lovely lightly floarl, citric hops, while never going over the top. Nice.
Bottle, special procurement. Dark amber. Small white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, including lots of pineapple. Body is far more woodsy, with a nice lingering but clean finish. hawthorne00 (4193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2011
Tap, a bit too cold at RedOak. Orangeish amber, small light beige head. Very hoppy nose - floral, with pine and spice, darkish toffee - smells fabulous. Taste has very moderate sweetness - it’s pretty dry, despite deep toffee. Nectarines, kumquats, mild hard spices. Just a _little_ window cleanerish. Nice balance, but genuinely highly hopped in both aroma and bitterness. Traditional but bold. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Pours golden amber with a thin and fleeting white head. has a berry-like aroma with a bit of a medicinal bling. A very nice peppery hop bitterness settles on the tongue. The palate is quite drying for a beer with such a medium level of boiling hops. A strange splash of quinine emerges mid palate. A mild hop citrus lingers on the palate long after the beer leaves you. Overpriced and under produced. The beer at this place is by no means the best in Australia. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2009
As much as I liked the baltic porter this one was the pick of the day. Good head, body and lacing. Quite enjoyed this aroma - fruity hops - roses to Jenny. Taste is well balanced , medium bitterness with good malts in the background and a touch of sweetness on the finish. NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2009
Had this one during my holiday in Australia april/may 2009. Red colored brew. Citric, lemon, hoppy aroma. Floral, hoppy flavor. Lemon, aftertaste hoppy. Bitterness is longlasting.