brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear, dark orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a soapy lacing. Smells very interesting; unlike any IPA I’ve smelled. Get lime, peach, like a guava or papaya smell, a unique floral presence, white grape, grass, dryness, some sweetness. Taste starts with some lime, peach, white grape, and some kind of tropical fruit. Then a tiny bit of breadiness shines through as well as some sweetness, but the astringency of the hops are increasing at this point as well, creating an unbalanced flavor profile. Luckily, the brewery was not going for a balanced product. The finish is very complex, with more lime, peach, some papaya or guava, maybe passionfruit, different floral flavors, some carmel sweetness, a very herbal flavor as well. The herbal flavor is not quite pine, but is does add a spicy-type flavor to the finish. Pretty astringent and dry finish, with the different hop flavors lingering after every sip. It’s very hard to describe the flavors in this beer because I have honestly not experienced these flavors in an IPA before. High medium body with a creamy and slick finish. I hope to have more IPA’s in the future featuring New Zealand hops. Very unique IPA.
Andrus86 (244) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE. Pours hazy orange with big fluffy white head.. Big fruity hop nose, passionfruit seems to dominates, very sweet.. Orange/tangerine in the hops upfront going to a sweet fruity middle, then finishing with a slight sticky caramel malt backend.. Sourced Cape Cellars
Jorn69 (2138) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog............................ Bottle @ Havregatan, Ängelholm 20140210.
tombutlin (140) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong but not exceptional IPA. Resin & pine with floral hints, but not as fragrant and fruity as expected. Great aftertaste
rondphoto (3346) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of floral hops. Clear dark amber color, frothy 2" beige head, many bands of lace. Taste is semi-sweet caramel malt with overtones of fruit. After a fizzy swallow, floral hops force their way in, dominating the rest of the way. However, the malt will not be eliminated, and stays in the background until the very end. A very solid IPA that doesn’t boast too much of how many IBU’s are present. Balanced and bold.
Gylo (291) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bardzo pijalna, dobra IPA na nowozelandzkich chmielach, bez ?adnych dodatkowych wodotrysków.
lrkmilani (76) - BRAZIL - JAN 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer. Strong and bitter taste. Very enjoyable. Highly recommend it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drjoeng (458) - - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tapped out a rich amber. 16ºSRM.
Nose is a little cloying so best apprecaited from a distance with passion fruit, crushed grapes, all on a bed of lactic richness like yogurt.
Mouthfeel is soapy. There is are roasty malt flavors with nutty overtones.
The hoppy finish is grassy and woody and less pine sap like. There may be a good cedar, oak like quality to the palate. The really interesting thing about this brew is the fact that the sweet palate continues to bloom past the bitter finish with a very very pleasant caramel sweetness.
There are very nice spice flavor notes as well with cilantro being most prominent, but also subtle parsley in the background. Chervil maybe??? All this spice is making wonder if there aren’t any Chinook hops in here??
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UjoKlobasa (239) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden color, clear liquid, white foamy head. Hoppy floral bitter, lacking pine tones of European IPAs. However, excellent beer.
Burgers (342) - 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 (1179) - 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!