3fourths (8032) - 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, itís pretty limp as it in and the hop character is basic.
kiwianer (3339) - 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 (11842) - 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 (471) - 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 (307) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I donít know about previous yearsí brews, but to me, this is Pernicious Weed Lite. And thatís 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 (1790) - 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 (697) - 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.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Galbraithís. Clear gold pour with a brief, short white head leaving moderate lace. Pine, fruit and toast nose. Medium-light body and medium carbonation - another NZ ale that fades towards the finish. Peach, pine, oatmeal, vanilla, grapefruit. Short, bitter and sucrose finish with a touch of umami late.
Jimthechap (1651) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Golden-amber with a full, fluffy white head and eviden carbonation. Lovely grassy notes and lemon scent over the top of orange flesh and golden malts. This is good. Very good.
At first it is fresh and fruit juicy and then thereís a soft bitterness where citrus characters begin to come through and then itís bitter with herbaceous zesty flavors on the finish. Iím enjoying this much more than I expected. Nice one.
The recipe has changed since the last time I reviewed this and the main change has been an enormous lift in the aromatic hops on the nose. Before this beer I had reviewed the 8 Wired Hp Wired IPA and raved about the grapefruit and lemon qualities available in the glass. This beer was three dollars cheaper and if anything more satisfying in terms of hop aroma and bitterness. I recommend this to my customers in spades unless we run short and I buy the residual myself. A fantastic local ale and one that I think is an unsung hero of Canterbury brewing.