GlassBrass440 (290) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Floral hops and caramel malts. Sweet malt flavor with hop bitterness. Medium bodied.
Pdubyah (518) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
There is nothing wrong at all with this beer, it is well balanced and bright and crisp, and very easy drinking. Looks great in the glass, decent head, decent lacing. Lacks real bitterness but has quaffability and that ’session’ beer quality about it that makes you wish you had another. It is a really decent IPA, it isn’t a class leading hop explosion IPA. It is a beer I wish I had another of.
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold body with a small white head. Saltine cracker and toasted bread malt; lemon, pineapple, apricot nectar, light spice from the hops. Has an odd plastic note and some twangy corn syrup notes. Medium-light body, watery and thin and flabby, medium sweetness, syrupy with medium-low bitterness. Pretty plain and seems unfinished. Could benefit from more carbonation and fuller mouth feel, it’s pretty limp as it in and the hop character is basic.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is not so good, the body is blond-orange. It smells hoparomatic, fruity, bit bitter. Taste is hoparomatic, bit bitter, fruity, refreshing, bit hop pellets.
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at LBG. Clear golden yellow color, thin white head. Aroma of light hay. Taste is bitter hay. Easy drinking.
beer-yum (819) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An enjoyable Antipodean IPA that is no better or no worse than many others of the breed. The comparatively low alcohol content allows it to be semi-sessionable - which could be a plus in some cases.
DylansDad (449) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I don’t know about previous years’ brews, but to me, this is Pernicious Weed Lite. And that’s a good thing. Lemony, grassy, slightly floral aroma with a little hint of earthiness beneath hits first before a delicious sweet biscuit malt comes up in support. Orange, cloudy, thin and lite body. Cloudy is good. The taste is delicious, orange citrus zesty with the perfect level of bitterness and a great mouthfeel. Much bigger than its 5%ABV would suggest. A new favourite for me.
boozedude (2190) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at royal mike.. orangidh pour..thin white head...very hoppy..citrus..awesome ipa
omega (786) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a soft floral beer on the palate. A little thin up front but lingers on the back palate. Not as aggressive as the new breed of hop monsters.
EMunk (99) - USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasty beer I enjoyed along with with three others in a sample palette at the brewery in New Zealand. A great hop beer and I found it had a great rich malt flavor as description. A beer I would buy a six pack of and enjoy one evening.