Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap) Clear, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving some lacework. Fresh aroma of citrusy hops. Medium-bodied with lightly sweet caramel notes before some excellent aroma hops in the finish that has a solid bitterness. More American than English Pale Ale. 300108
DuffMan (6659) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, purchased at the Invercargill Brewery bottle shop. Also sampled on tap at the brewery in Nelson when I was there a little over a month ago. Clear sienna amber with a big sudsy tan had that retains beautifully and leaves lacy trailings. Aroma of spicy floral hops and toffee malt. Sweet butter toffee malt with fruity hop character (peach, citrus peel) and an interesting spiciness (mace). This is a malt-forward, sweeter pale ale, but I really liked the hops it is married to. I’ve said before that I like a strong malt presence in my IPAs, and in this case I can say the same for this APA. I really liked this beer.
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours amber with a big off-white head. Hops take up most of the nose, with some malt and caramel. The flavor is also hoppy, smooth from the malt, and sweet from the caramel. Just a little bitter, as expected from one with the hops so prominent. Straightforward and pretty good overall.
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to will. Pours a cloudy orange with no head. The aroma is a pine and hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice pine and grapefruit, light dry finish. Good.
gam (3216) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good frothy head on top a copper colored ale slightly misty aroma caramel earthyness chocolate freshflavour nutty caramel gritty earthy taste morishing mild richness good class finish good malty flavour lasting bitter nice fresh ale
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a clear dark amber with an off-white head and some lacings. Smells of hops and alcohol. Quite bitter with a heavy maltbase. Also strong hops aromas. But a bit too unbalanced towards the malts and caramel. Heavy bodied. Medium to low carbonation. Long and very bitter finish with citric and grape hops aromas. Very robus beer.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured a slightly effervescent reddish-copper with a foamy yellowish head. A good juicy malt aroma with spicy hops of orange and cinnemon. A moderate bitterness on the palate, fruity flavours at first, then getting more dry and tangy in a long finish. A well brewed Pale Ale.
Jimthechap (1620) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber colour, almost rosy-gold with a thin white head. Excellent hoppy perfume of honeysuckle and pine resin., Evident in the flavour with plenty of good carbonation and a tingle of bitterness on the sides of the tongue. Not overly complicated and a perfectly quaffable pint.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Founders Brewery, Nelson. Pours copper with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lychee and pine. Similar flavour with a smooth mouthfeel and lingering bitterness in the finish. A standout beer from these guys.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazey bronze colour with big off white head. Big hop aroma. Honey accent. Well balanced malt and hop flavours, mild tangy mouthfeel.
Cross between an amber ale and an Amercian pale ale.