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
Burgers (339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautifully balanced. Nothing over-powering. Great mouthfeel. Bitterness well-judged. Faint aromas of alcohol. Really very good, if quite pricy.
IslandHaole (1159) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very floral hops, "Lilikoi", a bag of grapes left overnight on the counter overnight. Deep golden with creamy, light golden hued head, good lacing. Crisp and refreshing, very easy drinking even at 7.3 ABV. Has good bitterness yet also a well balanced malt profile. A very tasty treat from these talented Kiwi brewers!
blackmetal (184) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Certainly well balanced IPA especially with the malt and grapefruit hints. Best ever, no. But itís top tier!
nihtila (2093) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at IMBC. Clear golden-amber. A: resinous hops, raisin, caramel. T: resin, bitter fruits, dry toffee. Good but I expected even more.
Mortlach (1463) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared by ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, lemon, peach, malt, nice. Flavour is malty at first with a medium to strong bitter end. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very well breeed!
ippopotamo36 (994) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the multi-national tasting held in Rome-Italy on 29/08/2015 (Jow, Mortlach, ippopotamo36 and Marco). Bottle (fresh) courtesy of Sylvan, thank you. Pours hazy (semi-filtered) orange peel color, medium adhesive off white cap. Nose: elegant nose, cara malts, a hint of smoky notes, resin. Mouth: fresh and easy although the ABV, clean, creamy maltiness, cookies. Nise!
altonbrownd (4594) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/28/2011 9:49:41 PM Bottle at Beer Temple. Nice golden orange body with big head. Nose of hops and fruits and pines. Really inviting. Taste is sweet, fruity and tons of hops and pines and citrus. Just lovely. Very well done. All the more impressive considering how far itís traveled.
a_sully (346) - - SEP 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy white head with a translucent yellow orange body. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste of hops pine and a hint of citrus. Not overly sweet or bitter but with a slightly sweet aftertaste.
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Jow (2908) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Rome tasting mixing things up with New Zealand getting in the mix. Nose of hops and forest floor. Tastes of pine forest, orange creamsicle, tropical fruits, caramel, and honey dew. Quite bitter and quite tasty.
NikkTwist (2138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Good Dog. Hazy amber pour with a thick finger of off-white head that reduced to a medium foamy ring and ununiform splashes of lace. Strong floral malts. Mote than a bit unusual. Woodsy floral malts. Earthy citrus. Tangelos. Chanterelle mushrooms. Bruised peaches. Pineapple cores. Watermelon rinds. Rose hips. Hints of dark toffee malts. Basil. Coriander seeds. Green bananas. Muted tropical flavors. Medium sweet caramel malts mixed with enough subtle hops for a mostly dry finish. Complex - but ultimately feels obtuse.