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

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2093) - Assat, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4303) - 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.

2.6
   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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deusax (447) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 26, 2012
Tasted on tap @ The Great Kiwi Beer Festival 2012 in Christchurch. Nice average beer. light sweet, light bitter

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mugsworthy (3) - - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
The best example of an American-style pale ale coming out of New Zealand. Perfect in every way, with a fantastic floral aroma coming from New Zealand grown Cascade hops. As the bottle says - lovely burps.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ingevara (809) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
Dark reddish. Short lasting head. Fruity nose, a little tangy at first, maybe a bit too carbonated. Fruity flavor with a good balance of maltiness and hops. Pomerance and grapefruit. Delicious burps? Yeah!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (581) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a nice dark copper with quickly fading head and ok lacing. Very subtle aroma of citus/grapefruit and hop resin. I very nice resin and subtle citus flavor with a decent malt backing. Being a pale ale the flavour is light but oh boy it is perfectly balanced with the malt, this is very drinkable a great quaffer kudos Croucher.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (712) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 20, 2011
A solid performer for Croucher with a fresh fruity nose. Not an overly carbonated beer, but has rich flavours of caramel that linger in the back palate.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpeldrid (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2011 does not count
Pours with a reddish tinge and didn’t seem to hold a head for too long. Reasonable amount of body. Found it bitter with only the slightest taste of fruitiness. It didnt linger on the palate for too long. It also seemed to taste higher in alcohol than actualy is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1743) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 7, 2011
Coppery-rosy hues in an amber beer with a white head that sinks into the glass and releases good green fruity hop aromas and a touch of grassiness. Same flavours evident upon tasting, plenty of carbonation and a good amount of bitterness. The finish lingers for some time and leaves a hankering for another pint. You can’t ask for more than that, can you?


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