Hop_Hedonist (165) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow! This current version is vibrant with a capital ’V’. Tropical fruit to the fore but fuller bodied than I remember from last year. Love it.
Mattress63 (54) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 On tap at Pomeroys in Christchurch. Nice amber colour with creamy head. Tastes of pine and citrus and malt flavours and lovely after taste on the palate. This was one of the beers I came to NZ to try and wasn?t disappointed. Like the Super Conductor, fantastic beer and lives up to its high reputation. All in all a great beer and right up there with the best.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at BeerDeLuxe. Very long flavour. Aromas of grass, caramel, and smoke. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
27/VII/2012 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a - (2012-764)
Clear copper red beer, nice creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, sweet ripe fruit, mango passion fruit. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, sweet fruits, malts, honey, some citrus, passion fruit, lychees, sweet mango, piny bitterness. Aftertaste: sweet and fruity, mango, piny bitter hops, touch of caramel, mocha even.
Jimthechap (1421) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was richly anticipated. I had heard it was coming out a month or so back and hence grabbed it as soon as I was able. What strikes you is the copper-gold colour under a thin (but not patchy) white head. There’s a sparkle of carbonation. Putting the nose in the glass reveals a full bouquet of passionfruit, grapefruit, passionfruit pulp, gooseberry, quince jelly and an undertone of spruce gum and cape gooseberries. This smells seriously good. Seriously good.
It is full and creamy in the mouth at first with initial passion, citrus and berryfruit and then developing into tangerine and ruby grapefruit flavours. It becomes soft and sweet but also bitter as it goes on. There’s a savoury-bitter element, lest you think this is a one trick pony of tropical fruits. A sage-like herbaceousness develops as it stays on the tongue. The finish is enduring and brings more herbs, grasses and a golden malty flavour long after the carbonation has settled beyond its charming sherbet-like effect.
This is rave to your mates beer and I will.
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from bottleshop
very hazy amber with strong passion fruit and gooseberry. Plenty of damp hops woody notes too. High carbonation, juicy medium bodied, gooseberries up front, lupulin punch on tip of tongue. Long pithy tropical bitter finish.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fantastic beer. You can really appreciate the difference in flavour between this and the original. A must for IPA lovers.
Swaroga (1087) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
50cl bottle. Hazy orange with small dirty white head. Nose : strong fruit notes like apple, strawberries, orange, grapefruit. Little tart. Wet laundry. Sip : Low but decent carbonation. low to medium body with oily texture. Very drinkable beer, refreshing fruits aromas, small tart flavor, unusuaual for an IPA. Overall it’s spot on, I’m gonna buy it again.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fantastic, aromas of grassy citrus and passionfruit, that continues into he flavour along with tangelo and well-placed breadiness. very fresh hop bitterness. delicious.
bcraig824 (7) - Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pleasant tropical hoppy aroma. Great malty body that perfectly balances this IPA. Almost feels and tastes like a DIPA. High price but well worth it as an occasional treat to the tastebuds.