Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, - OCT 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy golden with an off-white head. Fruity aroma – plums and peaches. Medium body with fairly sweet accents of exotic fruit and a whiff of caramel. Dry and lightly hoppy finish. Very quaffable but perhaps not the world’s most distinct IPA. 250308
kiwianer (2955) - 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 (9840) - 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 (239) - 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 (290) - 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 (1482) - 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 (583) - 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 (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Galbraith’s. 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 (1326) - 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 there’s a soft bitterness where citrus characters begin to come through and then it’s bitter with herbaceous zesty flavors on the finish. I’m 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.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Full creamy beige head of sticky foam that crackles and takes ages to settle. Cloudy orange in colour with sweet citrus hop aroma that is pleasant in the nose. Malty caramel and butterscotch flavour.