GlassBrass440 (276) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper gold with a dense offwhite head. Citrus and caramel aromas. Touch of honey. Flavours are a mix of caramel and grapefruit. A bitter finish, balanced between sweet and dry. Some astringency lingers in the mouthfeel.
Lagerboy (1537) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Clear red copper, off-white foam settles and mostly vanishes. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel malt and tropical fruity hop. Taste is lightly toasted caramel malt, lightly bitter herbal floral hop, faintly fruity. Softer than average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Gets fruitier as it warms, tropical even, some citrus, slightly vinous. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
joe19612 (2107) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brew Craft Beer Pub Tauranga. Pours a dark orange colour with a fruity aroma with a sweet and sour taste with a dry finish.
ShaneJ (710) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep gold, passionfruit, grassy, toffee, slightly sweet, sharp bitterness, full body. Excellent.
skortila (4821) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 On tap @ Brew Craft Beer Pub, Rotorua. Also bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has grapefruit/citrus, hints of grass. Clear, copper coloured with a medium head. The taste is slightly toasty malty, has grapefruits, some grass, some flowers. Okay.
beer-yum (804) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 The mainline brew from a growing craft brewer that definitely delivers the goods. Is even better delivered direct from the brewery!
floydian1 (1155) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. More reminiscent of an English style pale ale rather than an APA with a sweet caramel malt base and a moderate floral hop bitterness. There are traces of stone and tropical fruits but nothing like like the more hoppy APAs. Copper-amber appearance with medium off-white head. I get none of the advertised grassy vinous elements.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body orange. It smells sweet, fruity intensive, hoppy, hoparomatic. The taste is hoparomatic, a bit bitter, sweet-hoppy. The first taste was not so good but after a wail it is very nice! 12/12/12/11/-/12
Dredd (716) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma, sweetness and slight lychee. Pour is magnificent, deep amber with thin tan head. Delicious flavor, great cereal from the malts with a nice passion fruit driven hop finish.
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml brown bottle. Deep golden to orange in colour, a bit of haze. Full white head, creamy and sticky with lots of lace rings. Fruity hops in the nose - slight orange and grapey Nelson Sauvs, light caramel. In the mouth the beer has caramel malts, orange peel and other fruitiness, mild grassy end, slight mineral notes. Bitterness is mild, light in body, perhaps a bit thin. Medium carbonation. A nice pale ale. The NZ hops work well here, drinks easily.