StevieT (1038) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle. Oh my God, this could be my new favourite IPA, so well balanced with the malt and hop punch. Fantastic stuff.
andrewje41 (1418) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured. Much thanks Dad for thinking of me when you were down in New Zealand. Pours a clear golden color with a thin oily head. Sweet fruit and hop forward aroma. Thicker body with grassy hops, slight fruit, and mild grain finish. Nice hop character throughout. Overall, good IPA.
Lagerboy (1575) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Clear golden orange, off-white foam settles and mostly lasts. Sweet tropical fruity hop aroma. Taste is mostly a tropical fruity punchbowl, some grapefruit, forest and floral notes, moderately malty, a bit oily and resiny. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped. Finish is more floral grapefruit. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
GlassBrass440 (295) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pure gold colour with a short lasting white head. Lovely aromas of citrus, rosewater, a hint of pine, banana bread, and something unidentifiably pleasant. Flavours bring pine, citrus and sweet malts before finishing quickly and quietly; leaving only a mild bitterness and slightly sticky mouthfeel.
sulawang (728) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visual: Pours clear golden amber with a small dissipating head, a thin layer of very micro retention, spread out large CO2 slow steady streams.
Nose: aromatic tangerine-apricot-peach hops, almost perfume-like. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: resin, pine
Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-2)-sweetness, (MAIN) grassy, apricot, more pine, caramel malts
Finish: burpy, soft-bitter + salty hopped finish.
Summary: Orchard fruit and pine with a SALTY bitter hopped finish; quite interesting to say the least. With so many IPAs out there, this one isnít to my taste.
Crit (3562) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber,lge lstng beige head.Big citrus hop nose.Fruity, soicy citrus hop profile.Light malt in back. Medium hop bitterness in finish. Very solid effort !!
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a little more hoppy than the previous day, but still great nevertheless. Good hoppy aroma, with some hints of fruit. Has your typical sharp, initial bitter hop taste, but evolves into some floral and citrus flavours.
Gerbeer (2397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper with light-ish head. Aromas of toffee, pine, and candied fruit. Flavors of pine, bitter orange, and toasted malts. Somewhat thin, bitter finish. Pretty much a standard IPA these days. Didnít get much of the unique hops.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, craft beer advent calendar day 7. Pours a deep golden, hazy, with a robust head that fades without lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit hops, not as sweet as yesterdays offering, and a touch earthy by comparison. Hops rule the palate, sharing earthy and tropical fruit traits, less malty than yesterdays offering, but Iím not as crazy about the hop profile. Still a nice beer to have at advent!
northropfrye (2807) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange body soapy white head some lacing. Nice fruity hop aroma also resin. Taste is semi bitter more bitter in the aftertaste, resin and bread. Some nuttiness and aspirin. Nice IPA.