bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, - JAN 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better in the bottle than draught. Pure amber colour, head has laced and remaind throughout. Aroma is a bouquet of everything NZ. Some pine, sweaty armpits,cats piss, lanolin, menthol, passionfruit and a cut paddock at haymaking time - all in a good way. Some heat and hop warmth. Best drunk when it doesn’t warm up too much as it overpowers a bit. Sweet malts with the earthy, sl medicinal hops coming thru. This is very complex and very good. Extra point for the label - it sings when you rub it...!
Hugi (387) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Amber coloured, hazy, full white head. Smell of peach, papaya, grapefruit, strawberries. Very hoppy/bitter taste, fruity, notes of pine. Full body, oily texture.
martjoobolut (707) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Pudel, Tallinn. Pours amber with off white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, pine, citrus, some berry and fruity notes. Finish is dry and pine bitter with faint hint of alcohol. Overall: great brew. I didn’t get that much tropical fruits NZ hops as I thought I would.
suedehead288 (370) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014.09 - fles 50cl - oranjekleurig helder bier, perfect romig wit schuim - neus : hoog zomers gras, mout, fruitig - mond : mout, hoppige bitterheid
fellebag (798) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Medium white head. Hazy light amber color. Aroma is heather, flowers, honey, light butter. Taste is sweet, a bit winish, just some bitter at finish.
venom666 (345) - Alicante, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber color with medium white medium-lasting head. Aroma is full of tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, also caramel, sweet malts and hops. Medium to light body and low carbonation. Taste is in the same line as aroma, sweet, hoppy and very fruity. Very drinkable, well balanced and enjoyable.
Osprey87 (1699) - WALES - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog, alongside the ’Fresh’ version. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head doesn’t endure long. Aroma is fresh with cut grass, orange and pine. Body is medium, bit of spritz, not overly foamy. Taste is sweet toffee, tangy orange hop, lightly floral. Nice.
ERB92 (294) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tropical fruits and some caramel and citrus in the aroma. Amber with a white head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a delicious IPA, fruity and almost spicy in its bitterness.
Vighals (1150) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klar gylden brun med høyt beige skum. Ananas, aprikos og humlelukt. Smaker bitter humle med lett sitrus i bakgrunnen. Medium bitter med fin fruktighet i avslutningen.
rbrazell (1646) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Light amber pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit hops, resins and caramel maltiness. Flavor is similar and fairly soft with nothing too in you face hop character with a moderately bitter finish. It’s alway hard to judge a IPA from half way around the world.
JToth (29) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light hazy orange colour. Off white head that faded quite quickly. Light caramel aroma with some grassy citrus hints. Flavour is quite similar, some caramel malts followed by tastes of grassy and citrus fruit hops. Just the right amount of carbonation. First beer I’ve tried from New Zealand, very good first impressions here.