Jado (798) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2013
From 640 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper amber with a substantial and lasting white head and lively sparkle. Aromas of lemon, grape skins, crusty bread and a touch of pine. Taste is quite subdued compared to the nose. There’s some sweet malt at the front before some lemon zest bitterness comes through in the mid-palate. However, that washes away quickly to finish with some gentle fruit (grape juice?) at the end. Quite a refreshing beer, but not really typical of an IPA. ALLOVATE (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 A hint of burnt toast and fresh mown grass mars slightly amidst a tingle of overly ripe tropical fruit and pinewood on the nose. Looks good even with chill haze evident. Big, rocky white crown held proud atop a deep amber body. Rough, tannic malt, light smoke, peanut husks, butter, all predominant on the palate. Fruit, either esters or hop contributed are muddled and lost. Lightly bitter - hoped for more. Not much length and dry. Tangy, puckering sweet/sour malt profile builds as it warms. Next!? (64cL, BBE 06/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine) hawthorne00 (3906) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber with a white head. Resinous, somewhat soapy aroma with caramel, mandarin and earthy mango, pears. Lightish bodied, medium carbonation. Dull caramel sweetness, mango, pears, pepper, pine. Moderate bitterness. StevieT (2000) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
Pours dark amber with a small lasting head. Strong hops and bitter flavours, well carbonated, OK beer. bmeup (678) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013
DM’s. Beenleigh Qld. Slightly hazy orange amber @7C rising tiny bubbles to a tight tan head that slowly flattens, so you have to swirl as it warms to release the aromas. I detect some cold mandarin, pine, almost ripe peach, nuts and a roasty malt backup. Pleasant balance of sweet and bitter taste. Flavours of hoppy mandarin, citrus skins, pine, roasted malt, nuts with great length and stickiness that bonds it all together in what is a pretty darn good and very enjoyable IPA.
Alpha2502 (4) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013 does not count
Smooth with good bitterness and toffee malt characters. Citrus and pine notes showing from the IPA hop varietal. Dervock (1321) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle - pour marmalade with small white head. Pine and apricot aroma. Lots of hop bitterness on the taste, floral as well. Moderate carbonation. Decent drop. imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange gold with dense off white foamy head and good lace. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, kiwi fruit nuts toasted toffee and grassy pine notes. Some light vegetal hints. Medium light chewy body, low bitterness, esb like chewy malt character, medium light bitterness, medium carbonation finishing lightly hoppy, kiwi fruits and berries with a lightly nutty caramel toffee malt balance and light bitterness lingering.