dathzo (11) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tested from bottle in New Zealand. Again on the low end of IPAs. Decent balance but nothing remarkable.
Leonardus (46) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 This beer was recommended to me by Jarrod at ’Your Shout’ Linwood. Also jimthechap liked it, so it’s all good for a taster by me.
I love the colour of the drop in the glass. Bugger all head, but some lacing down glass.
Interesting aroma, some pawpaw and mandarin. Not an overpowering alcohol hit for 8 per cent which is refreshing. I don’t drink Boundary Rd beers as a rule, mainly because I think they use too much sugar in their brewing, hence the massive hangovers next day. Bane of a beer lovers life! I do however think the Harringtons IPA is far superior to this brew. I will drink this again, and is definitely the best Boundary Road beer I have tasted.
waiake (284) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle pours hazy copper gold with a brief fluffy head quite an intense aroma of caramel malt fruit & hops taste is similar with an inkling of citrus spice & the alcohol content, very tasty
TheNucleator (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
American malty notes on the nose but hop aroma not too discernible. Honey amber colour with light caramel head. Malty taste present with hops, alcohol taste present. Quite astringent with fairly acrid aftertaste near the end of the glass. Quite good mouth feel. Overall would rate well except for the peculiar bitterness at the end. Good value for money though.
mzaar (1828) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska, gåva av vän på besök i Auckland. Kopparfärgad vätska med smutsvitt skum. Intagande dofter av tropisk fruktighet, karamell och trä. Smakinslag av karamell, kåda, apelsin, melon och söt fruktkaka. Grapefruktbeskan är väl avvägd. Mjuk och len munkänsla, med svag oljighet i bakgrunden. Trots sina 8 procent alkohol går ölen inte över att bli spritig likt en del andra DIPAs.
Earplay (35) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall impressed with this one, great fruity hop aroma and caramel malt base. Very well balanced for an 8%. Worth getting one fresh.
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had to suck on a few Boundary Rd lemons to find this plum, but well worth the effort and wait for this, their finest, ale. Dark kauri gum appearance with a light melon and guava fragrance. Well balanced bittersweets, and a whopping 8% alcohol. Very nice
tombutlin (25) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly good beer from a big brewery. Complex aroma of pine, citrus & grass and a rich golden head. Chewy, rich taste that backs up the aroma to the end, with a rich 8% alcohol that doesn’t overpower. Only $4.99 for a 500ml bottle, this is also excellent value and compares to the best craft breweries.
ColaKid (70) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer deserves better ratings than what it’s received. Not quite up with Hopwired but an amazing kiwi IIPA. I drank allot of this while over there and for the price and quality it was an instant winner. A perfectly balanced double IPA, beautiful citrus aroma, decent alcohol warmth and strong bitterness. Extremely good and worth trying again. If I ever see it in Oz I will definitely buy it. Well done!
Sten (693) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured beer with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus and hoppy. Flavour is malty, a bit watery and a bit of a alcoholic aftertaste. (Bottle 50cl)