chefinvt (19) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is their seasonal release, it showcases 2 remarkable NZ hops. For a beer that contains only wet hops, aside from a bittering addition it is amazing. Bottle and tap, bright with a elegant lacing in a clean glass. Huge aromas of resinous green and tropical notes of near overripe fruit. Sublte sandlewood undertones. On the pallet again resinous and oily, yet crsip and dry. A pronounced malt character holds up the fruity spiced hop flavours. Finishes with a smooth bitterness, and a alluring oilyness that makes you want another sip...fresh is best. Wow
Pdubyah (552) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2015 This ends up sweeter than you might enjoy, the fresh hops give it a really raw resin/grass note that is carried at first by a great sweet carry, but then the sweetness gets a grip and takes over somewhat. Alarmingly I drank this in about no time at all, and would pay for delivery of another :-) So to sum up, might be a bit below ideal overall has some things that make you go "mmm"
ThirstyBird (2309) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of Bart. Thanks! Pours a mildly hazy, bright orange with a small white head. The smell is big tropical fruit, malt backbone supporting. The taste follows the smell with a dry slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. A brightly fruity IPA...tasty.
HKdIPA (509) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Yum. Refreshing, citrusy, hoppy bitterness but not as much as you'd think.
gramity (1582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Lemon and sauvignon blanc aroma. Grapefruit and white grape flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and tangerine lingers with white grape and light pine.
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Orange-copper, slightly hazy, small white head, floral, passionfruit, sweet peaches, quite oily texture, resiny bitterness. Really nice.
alwsmntn (6) - - DEC 25, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
∆ Poured From Bottle. Strong Passion Fruit, Loads Of Oranges, Some Pine Maybe.
Copper Colored. Medium Head.
Meets Its Aroma Pretty Well. Nice Strong Bitterness, Pretty Sweet Aswell. Hints of Alcohol Comming Through.
Soft Carbonation. Medium Thick Body.
Liked It a Lot. Will Drink It Again.
tadahster (112) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet floral hops, clear not too dark copper colour, fruitiness is combined with bitterness upon tasting, lovely IPA, minus the citrus hops but plus fruity earthy hops.
sulawang (773) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours cloudy golden orange with a small creamy head, very long thin layer of retention, lacing, lots of steady activity.
Nose: strawberries and faint citrus. (3)-aromatic strength
Attack: incoming hops, creamy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (4)-sweetness that quickly dissipates, (MAIN) passion fruit, grapefruit (HINT) peach, light caramel malt
Finish: sharp grapefruit bitterness, lingering hoppy bitterness.
Summary: This one is all about the heavy bitter hops that last longer than the energizer bunny. Mainly citrusy with some passion fruit flavour in there but way too hoppy bitter without the sweetness/brightness to balance it out. Too heavy to sip alone. (Note: numbers above are on a 10-point weak-strong scale)
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head is good, the body orange-red, It smells hoppy, flowery, interesting, good. The taste is interesting, hoppy, creamy, a bit bitter, flowery, refreshing. Nice!