Brewed by Croucher Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Rotorua, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Tasting Notes: Appearance - A rich rose-gold hue, with good head. Aroma - Massive up front fruit with strong freshly crushed grain. Passionfruit and lychees predominate with a stonefruit undertone - fruit salad on weetbix. Grassiness from three Nelson hop varieties compliment the fruit to give an aroma reminiscent of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but the grunt in the palate leaves you in no doubt that this is a very serious beer. Body & Mouthfeel - Very smooth with a gorgeous lingering finish. Delicious burps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15292) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Amber, thin head, only a slight haze. Floral blackberry, lavender. Earthy, slightly sweet caramel, still w floral hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours orange with a head that disappears quickly. Fruity earthy aroma, initial taste is sweet fruit, changes to citrus peel, aftertaste is back to being fruity. Enjoyed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a darkish hazy orange with bubbly head. Aromas heavy of tropical fruits. Taste is fresh juicy hops and passionfruit, mango etc with slight biscuit at the end. Pretty solid pale ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (581) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2013
At first, a solid and sessionable performer. Fantastic aroma, first sip tastes like you are sucking the flesh from peach stones, then as you swalow, a delicious green grassy bitterness rushes forward from the back of your throat and all dopamine receptors are engaged. But then marks off because the fantastic aroma was gone before I’d finished half a glass, and the flavour, instead of opening up over time, started compressing in on itself and losing a lot of its initial top-end sparkle. Still tasted better than most beers can only dream of, though. If it had held its initial aroma and taste, this would have been one of my favourites for sure. I’ll get another one soon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4974) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
keg@Brew, Rotorua
Clear pale amber with slight off-whitehead. Earthy red berry nose, gentle carbonation, slight fruit in body with balancing malt and swee tfinish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (614) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2012
"Serious beer" not so much, "interactive beer" a bit. "Likeable beer", for sure. This, I think, is my first Croucher Beer, and I’m a bit impressed. I get the passionfruit, I also get a toffee thing, and I for sure get grassiness. However it isn’t a beer that that I think I could al my faith in, but as a time an place thing and with food as a side this would be a great afternoon in.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
Caught the aroma of hops while pouring the golden brown liquid in the glass. Medium hops. I have tried a few Kiwi beers and like the hop varieties they use. Bitter finish balances with the sweet malt. Each sip cleanses the palate. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2300) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
Roche Miette looms. Let make this uber quick: mild amber, foamy off white head rims. Air holes: grass, fragrant floral,teh wonderfulness of Nelson with a touch of watermelon. Flap: Yum! Fruits - dirty things like orange or whatever, mild lemon, faint spice, grass, love the bitter level - soft yet demanding at the same time, tropical things. Quietly complex. Wonderful. Going to have to check the price on this one next time. Get it! It’s got Nelson hops - you need nothing else in your life.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5522) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
500ml bottle pours a deep golden color with a 2 finger white head with good retention leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is passionfruit with some citrus and grass and some grains. Taste is passionfruit and grainy malt sweetness with some citrus and grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with some decent carbonation. A very well done pale ale that is very tasty and worthy of a great tasting experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2012
nothing special, nothing bad. Standard pale ale, easy to drink but nothing that made me want to have it again

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