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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


beerequalizer's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerequalizer (22) - - MAY 31, 2010
Interesting interpretation of an APA... but nonetheless, a fairly well executed style that has some good hop character going on. Well made, but for me, i’d like a bit heavy handedness with the hops! Now, seriously, donfardz... 9/20? I think you need your tastebuds checked.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (108) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
330ml bottle BB 15/3/2017 Cereal bready aroma. Pours amber with good head and nice lacing. Low bitterness that doesn’t hang around and the finish just drops away to nothing. Also got a touch of cardboard in aroma and taste. Underwhelming.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8220-20160510] Tap. Toasted grains aroma has a light smokey bread note. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter grainy floral leaf hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ Brew, Rotorua, NZ)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-05-10. Crisp amber body with a small off white head. Aroma is mild, a bit grainy. Flavour is a bit muddled, lightly grainy cereal malt, moderate fruit throughout. Muted melon rind in the finish alternates between lovely and a touch rough. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Okay, 6/3/6/3/12 On tap at Brew, Rotorua, NZ.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (1780) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Amber color, bit hazy, small frothy head, awesome lacing. Sweet and fruity in aroma. Passionfruit especially easy to notice, but aroma itself is definitely not intense enough. Taste is not surprisingly all about passion fruit. Typical characteristic notes of this fruit. Beer is fresh, crisp, refreshing. Very drinkable, quite pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Mild sweet malts, faint toast, flowery hops, and light fruity notes. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1712) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2015
East of Everything ontap(21-Jul-2015)Light grape spice aroma.Amber, nice head&ring lace.Grapefruit grass herbal flavour.Bitter grape steel finish&fruit spice aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
Pours a copper gold with a dense offwhite head. Citrus and caramel aromas. Touch of honey. Flavours are a mix of caramel and grapefruit. A bitter finish, balanced between sweet and dry. Some astringency lingers in the mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1886) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear red copper, off-white foam settles and mostly vanishes. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel malt and tropical fruity hop. Taste is lightly toasted caramel malt, lightly bitter herbal floral hop, faintly fruity. Softer than average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Gets fruitier as it warms, tropical even, some citrus, slightly vinous. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (2504) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Tap at Brew Craft Beer Pub Tauranga. Pours a dark orange colour with a fruity aroma with a sweet and sour taste with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep gold, passionfruit, grassy, toffee, slightly sweet, sharp bitterness, full body. Excellent.


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