Hawthorn Australian IPA
First off I really like the purple. I’m superficial, there I said it. “You taste with your eyes” everyone knows that and so in the same vein the light amber colour of the beer is b-e-a-utiful. The smell is super fruity, also essential. By IPA standards it’s not that alcoholic only 1.4-1.5 drinks. I like that, I’m not 17 anymore I’m not spending $5 on passion pop cause it’ll get me effed up. And because in this country beer is taxed according to ABV, it’s cheaper than other IPAs so that’s something. Finally and most importantly, the smell fits the taste it is super fruity. This is a pale ale with the right amount of bitterness added. It’s a drink for expanding beer horizons.
Grand Ridge Gippsland Gold
Flavour out the wah-zoo. Really fruity, dynamic and full taste just like I like. Respectable label, good red colour and the colour of the beer is closer to an amber, nice. The smell isn’t bad, not its strongest point. Pretty hard to find but I want to know what it’s like to live with so I’m getting a case of this next. Last seen at old mate Dan Murphy's priced pretty reasonably for a craft beer, good stuff.
Stone & Wood Pacific Ale
This is the beer that got me into beer tasting. It’s got it all except 1 thing, it looks like some kind of cloudy cider, the only down fall. But dynamic taste is what has put this safely at my number 1, even the after-taste is great. The bottle itself is nicely designed, the label is yellow and summery you just want it. It’s on the pricey side but hey, it didn’t get second place on the hottest 100 beers for no reason (should have been first...).
White Rabbit Dark Ale
Little Creatures IPA