mcberko (8665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted malt, a little char, and some piney hops in the background - not as hoppy on the nose as many black IPAs out there. Flavour is similar, bringing out lots of roasted / toasted malt upfront, transitioning to dry piney hops on the finish. Not the hoppiest or full-bodied of black IPAs, but pleasant enough flavours and kind of a thin palate. Good stuff, but leaves a little to be desired.
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Parksy. I’ll begin by saying that never in my biggest hopes did I imagine finding such delightful kiwi microbreweries such as this one, here in little Medicine Hat! I had Croucher beers while living in New Zealand, and I’m so pleased that they have met such success to be able to offer their products around the world. This poured a dark chestnut brown with a tan head. Aroma surprised us all... by not being very appetizing. It was dominated by barnyard and pig manure notes, some wet compost. Pretty gross really. The flavours were much better, nice roast malt and soft tropical fruit hops. Moderately bitter finish. interesting brew.
Plovmand (6836) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsoe. Pours dark reddish brown with a medium beige head. The aroma is quite malty with notes of citrus, exotic fruit and some roasted notes. The flavour is passion fruit, mango, citrus and only a slight note from the hard roasted malt. Very nice and quaffable!!
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle) Purchased at vintage Liquors for $10. Pours a quick dissipating frothy white head atop a black body. Nose of PNW hops. Hops are much more pronounced in the front of the palate than Phillips, a tad thin but good malt and bitterness flavour through the finish. Yummy.
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reebtogi (4608) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger white head that has good retention and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is passionfruit and citrus with some caramel and roasted notes. Taste is passionfruit and grainy malt sweetness with some citrusy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with decent carbonation. A tasty brew that is highly recommended.
mkel07 (4028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Black as a moonless night with big ballsy hop aromas that jump right out of the glass. The thick full beige head crackles as it settles, which takes a while. In the flavour there is some coffee and bitter chocolate. Full silky mouthfeel and long lasting aftertaste with hops playing a starring role in this salute to big American hoppy IPA’s. This is one seriously good beer and another example of the high quality beers coming out of New Zealand at the moment.
Beersiveknown (3715) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle athome from Brew, Rotorua
Pours dark chestnutbrown with foamy coloured head, strong orangey simcoe with chocolate, grapefruit and cocoa on the nose. Medium carbonation, with initial malt sweetness seugueing into pithy citrus and some lemon cheesecake notes. Touch of coffee and dark malt astringency in finish, otherwise passes the blindfold test.
gam (3511) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biege head very dark pour red tinge soft carbonation aromas strong citrus hop dark malts chocolate hint flavour resiny pine citrus bitter is strong taste of malt chocolate cocoa mild bitter is stronger than sweetness floral touch good to drink but a little thin finish nice and hoppy strong bitter but lacking some body
Crit (3498) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown,small tan head.Nose of dry malt,light alcohol.Undercarbonated palate of light roast,vague citrus hops, lightly tinny.Medium hop finish
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The head is robust, the body black. It smells maltaromatic, hoppy intensive, a bit roasty. The taste is maltaromatic, roasty, hoppy, bitter, coffee-bitter, hoparomatic, bit creamy, very nice and delicious! special for just 5.5% 4.1