youngcaptain (7) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tried from 500ml bottle in Auckland last week. Aroma true evidence of an abundant NZ hop profile, fruit and resin evident. The colour is amazing, almost matches the colour of the label which is a deep bright burnt red. Nicely balanced malt sweetness, rich toffee and caramel flavours balanced with the hops make this my new go to beer
HoppyPete (27) - AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer has a great balance of malt and hops. A wonderful colour and rich flavour. Another great beer from a small NZ brewery
Monchito_IPA (175) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lo tiene todo. Color precioso, vivo. Espuma estupenda, abundante y persistente. En el aroma y en el sabor hay caramelo y lúpulo resinoso y afrutado, intenso. Muy intensa en el polo maltoso-caramelo y en el lúpulo. Compleja y deliciosa, una de mis cervezas favoritas.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from King&Godfree. Great mixture of flavours. Aromas of caramel, grass, and vinegar. Taste is sweet, bitter, and sour; with long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Copper colour, with a frothy head.
Hop_Hedonist (323) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Retaste - tap at The Norfolk - Biscuit malt dominant - enough hops to keep my interest - quite thick on the tongue with malty aftertaste. Tasty. A big beer which kicks sand in the face of lesser beers. Nice one even though not my preferred style - always quality from 8 Wired.
beermearjay (33) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle into tulip glass. Beautiful pour.....could grace a beer book cover. It looks inviting, red, slightly off white head, nice clarity. Spicy, some toast, honey, OMG, the flavor surpasses the nose, apricot, sticky sweet hops, dough, following a long bitter finish. Creamy mouth feel. This is really quite superb!!
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a very tasty beer. Beautiful ruby red colour. Well balanced malt profile. Very hoppy, citrus, fruity, tropical. Extremely easy to drink
Japalo (1472) - DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Bottle. Reddish Brown haze. Two finger foam. Plenty of fresh grass, pine and citrus. Good rounded body. Well Well balanced dry-bitter taste with moderate finish. Again very surprised; the third highscore brew in a row from this brewer. My favorite brewer this year. Cheers.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep clear reddish mahogany with a moderate creamy head with great retention. Beautiful hoppy and sweet aroma, dark fruits and citrusy bitterness - wonderful! Strong malt flavour - plums, light molasses (fancy) and dark caramel with a fresh citrusy/piny hop finish. Good carbonation, moderate body. Really really nice!
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark red-brown with coffee head. Malty nuts and hops on the nose with some grassy floral hops. Taste is somewhat bitter and sharp, with a small amount of earth, and plenty of floral type tastes.