Sigmund (6277) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.3%. Hazy deep golden colour, large white head. Wonderful aroma of tropical fruits, crushed white grapes, citrus and crushed gooseberries. The flavour is a burst of fruity New Zealand hops, also with resinous notes, on a medium sweet malty base. Bitter finish, long and very bitter aftertaste, but not too extreme. Excellent beer!
JohnnyJ (5272) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, off white head. Citrus, orange peel, pretty sweet, caramel, and various tropical fruit. Pretty good. Unique, but there are many IPAs that I like better.
ceck82 (51) - SPAIN - JAN 30, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Increible Cerveza, a partir del primer momento te da cuenta que es una gram cerveza, color rojo pale con espuma compacta y cremosa, se bebe muy facilmente a pesar el gran cuerpo que tiene, mitigado de la presencia de lupolo, quizas cascade, que le dsa un fuerte olor a frutos tropicales, mas q citrico y amargo como las americanas, es un amargo especiado, como fruta esotica y naranja.
fsbw21086 (445) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great stuff! Unlike an American I.P.A. which will mainly hit you with a grapefruity-citrus flavour and aroma, the unique NZ hops used in HopWired are more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, lime, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc to name but a few.
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits and flowers, with notes of orange. Flavour is similarly tropical, but with a good bitter orangey presence. Orange peel builds in the finish, giving it a good growing bitterness.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky and golden. Big white head. Nose is a unique hop I haven’t smelled before. Very much the coniferous tree smells but a bit more on the sharp side. Some caramel malt notes as well. Taste is mild sweetness with some big bitterness. Great flavor. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.
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talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a very hazy, rusty, chestnut color with an average, off-white, frothy head which settles to a thin froth and leaves similar lace. The nose is typical Nelson Sauvign hop with the passion fruit, lots of lime, rustic and floral, a bit of tangerine, and faint toasted caramel. The flavor is a bit of a letdown with still plenty of lime, very leafy and floral, light passionfruit, rustic notes moving into the finish. The palate is medium to full, nearly lively, velvety, and slightly oily. The beer finishes with more rustic and lime, still leafy, and slightly caramelly. A very nice use of the New Zealand hops with the tropical fruit notes and pleasant, moderately high bitterness. The malts add just enough sweetness to balance and avoid from being dry and astringent. This brewery has not disappointed me yet.
TheCametron (2285) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange with thin white head. Lovely hoppy flavour. The NZ hops are bold. Nice bitterness also. Malty presence. This is pretty tidy.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy amber pour with a plump off white head. Looked good in the glass. Fragrant nose dominated by the nelson sauvins with notes of pine, fruits and cat piss. Similarly herby hop driven flavour, but maybe not the hop bomb I was expecting, with some decent citrus notes. Very dry bitter finish. Started off a little underwhelmed by this but it grew on me, and this isn’t without character.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50 cl: Hazy orange colored beer with a medium-sized, durable white head. Aroma is a punchbowl of tropical fruityness - sweet, slightly sour notes of mango, mandarines, kiwi. Notes of elderflowers and cats piss too. Taste is bitter-sweet and mouth-fullfilling and massively fruity. Long dry slightly tart and heavy bitter finish. Wonderfull creamy texture, averagely carbonation. A differnt take on the modern IPA-style.