brewtant (7) - - APR 18, 2013
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
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-03-15. Crisp golden orange body, nice white head. 3+ Aroma of green grass, straw, moderate green hops, very light yeast touch and malt. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly bitter throughout, grassy straw bitterness, light fruity undertones, moderate pale malt core has light biscuity touches. Fruity undertones grow as the glass warms up. Smooth average plus bodied palate with a soft carbonation that suits it nicely. This got lost in my fridge for several months unfortunately but I decided to enter the rating since it is still quite good. I suspect from the description that it has lost a lot of the more assertive interesting fruit aspects, but it is still rather nice. I look forward to trying it again. Bottle, Production date December 2012, private order
beermearjay (22) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into tulip 1/2 pint glass. Beautiful soft white head, lovely amber colored perfection. On the nose......wow, super, super pine, tropical fruit, perfect malt backbone, hop bomb! Hmmmmm, The promise of the aroma doesn’t carry through to the palate. Refreshing, stronger malt presence, alcohol coming through, piney taste lingering. Feel a little let down given the strong aroma, still, very nicely done.
HopsHipster (15) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Flot gylden farve. Smag med noter af frugt og bær og et strejf af lakrids i eftersmagen. [APK: 4.56]
erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super rich aroma, with loads of hops, powerful mango and resin. Looks good too. Strong taste profile, delicious juicy bitterness. Very expensive, yet very good. (50cl bottle brought by Bertanne from De Molen, shared with Bertanne and Katia)
aliquid (4) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
0.5l bottle at the Salt House, Galway, Ireland. Amber Colour, tropical fruits aroma, full body with rich, oily sensation in the mouth. And it is all about those unusual NZ hops, still balanced very well with the malt used. Probably the best beer in the world. :)
GonZoBeeR (2820) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:Clear amber,light head...
onceblind (3668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant clear dark copper under a thin white cap. The nose has a beautiful papaya and mango fruitiness with a touch of acidic bitterness. The taste has a bit of mango and earthy berries with a piney and berry skin bitterness.
Senka (345) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle from NZ. Had this on a very special occasion. I am still wondering, why this is not the best beer from NZ. It is on of the best IPAs I have ever tried. So multicolored and curious, that you can not even describe it. It think this one has every bit of hoppy pallet in it - from dull bitterness to cotton candy sweetness. Pricey, but worth every cent.
jamestulloch (1046) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rate number 1,000. Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy amber body with an off-white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Stunning aroma of green apple, pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit and lemon cake. Subtle, juicy flavours of tropical fruit, blood orange, lime and a hint of lemongrass. Refreshing minty finish with a noticeable alcohol kick. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Nice fizz. The aroma is nicer than the taste, but this is just lovely.
gwillrich (138) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveja com ótima formação de espuma e persistência diferenciada, cor amarelo avermelhada. Aromas de lúpulo intensos. Do malte se capta um caramelo. Muito boa cerveja!