brewtant (6) - - APR 18, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber with a nice lacey white head that remains and sticks to the glass. Aroma is of pale malt, tropical fruit , citrus, pine, pepper and a little sweetness. Taste is pretty similar with a malty sweetness at first that combines with big tropical fruit and citrus moving to pine and lychee or white grape and finishes with a long spicy lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel was perfect for style with moderate to high carbonation a big juicy mouthfeel and finishing really dry. Overall one of the best NZ IPAs I have had would like to try a little younger
DerWeg (1393) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity and complex with a strong herbal, grassy hop bitterness. Definitely some íterroirí in the citrus character, with some sweet grapefruit, bitter orange, mint, earth mineral and catty notes. Steely dry palate.
blankboy (5151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a massive long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is fruity (tropical fruit, citrus and more) first followed by grassy hops, sweet malt and some spice. Flavour is fruity and hoppy, a bit bready, along with some herbs and a long, average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very good, especially considering how far itís come.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours clear amber with a tall, off-white head that remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose there are huge notes of tropical fruit, along with citrus, pine and pale malts. The flavour is well-balanced, with a medium caramel malty sweetness paired with a medium fruity, citrusy, piney bitterness. The finish is long, spicy and peppery with a dry hoppy bitterness. On the palate it is medium in body with a dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice balanced IPA with an interesting fruity hop bouquet. The malts are also remarkable, being quite English in character. 2013-04-14
GuillaumeCL (287) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear pinkish copper with 2 fingers of foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly and a bit of visible carbonation. Smell is really quite nice, lots of fruit, juicy, a bit sweet, a bit of trees, just really wonderful. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied and a bit lacking in carbonation. Taste is pretty decent, a bit sweet and watery at first, but then gets a nice big bitter kick, and just when you think itís all gone you get a nice bitter kick in the aftertaste. Good fun, wish I had more bottles.
4theluvofbeer (4) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good fruity smell...the bitterness of the fruity flavour lingers on and on in a positive way.
Vells (254) - LATVIA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bit hazy light amber with medium white head. Lasting and lacing.
Aroma.. a lots of interesting hops, grapefruit, peach, kinda honeylike stuff going on. decent malty
Moderate sweet with pleasant bitterness. Nicely balaced. Really great one of my fav IPA
JamesChamp (108) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got it from LCBO in Canada, first time I have ever seen it, in fact I never see New Zealand beers over here. The bottle didnít lie tho, was like no other IPA i have had before. Great Beer!!
Hammy78 (614) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at the Dundurn LCBO. Pours a clear true copper flour whith a lot of fluffy white head and lace. Nose is sweet malt and citrus and pine hop. Tastes sweet malt and citrus goodness.
Freaky_tiki (49) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Blood gold pour. Nose is fruit sucker punch. A palate this is like a handshake after a bare knuckles street brawl: tough, in your face & sincere. Got this one on the advice of a student. Thatís an A for this project.