beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 This beer doesnít need much in the way of equalizing, but itís my way of making sure I treat all Craft beers as equals... What a drop! I really do enjoy Emersonís... Just great for the end of the day. Plenty of hops, and good malt character too. As hawthorne put it, "IPAís donít have to be an attempted mugging"... well said!
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml. Delicious IPA. Aromas of grass, caramel, spices, and apple. Taste has sweet and bitter notes, and itís long-lasting. Palate is velvety, with a medium body, and high carbonation. Orange colour, bubbly, with a big frothy head.
hawthorne00 (2469) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper, small light beige head with some lacing. Toast, seville oranges and grass nose. Medium-bodied, very slightly oily. Insistent spicy bitterness at the finish. Not terribly complex, but nicely balanced. Just enough alcohol and hops for the journey - IPAs donít have to be an attempted mugging.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours with a large foamy head over a light amber body. Aroma of resin, flowers and ginger bread biscuits-similar tastes with a shallow bitterness. Full bodied and smooth. Nice, but not profound.
Davros (1987) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden amber with a ridiculously huge soap-suddy head.
Aroma shows lots of floral and grassy hops, along with juicy pears and grapes. Thereís some sweet clean malt, and later on the aroma takes on more of a herbal note, with coriander and cloves. Different to any other IPA Iíve had!
Flavours include some floral hops and juicy fruit, with some light sweet malt and a prominent but easy-going bitterness. Unfortunately thereís a soapy taste in there that quite off-putting after a few sips.
Moderately high carbonation and a light body makes for quite a refreshing brew.
Very easy to drink. If fact I wouldnít even say this is of IPA strength.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a foamy white head that lasts ages. Fruity hops on the nose with notes of caramel, citrus, pine and stonefruit. Flavour is very similar with lemon, grapefruit, caramel and passionfruit. Medium body but very high carbonated and with a long dry finish. A good IPA, particularly good on a hot day, and another great beer from Emersonís.
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Atlas Beer Cafe in Queenstown. Pours amber with a small white head. Gentle aroma of hops, grapefruit, grain, malt. Flavor is balanced but muted because itís a little watery. Gently bitter finish. Simple, straightforward IPA.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper golden. Very tipical IPA. Surprisingly buiscuity malty aroma but with some hops too. Very strong hop flavour, whch retreats a little as it warms. A very nice IPA.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swimming in malt with a faint hop kick on the end. Totally not what I was expecting. Heavy bodied for 5% and fairly one dimensional. Decent but not what I was hoping for (or led to believe)
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this beer. Very nice, good advert for NZ hops. Grapefruit and weetbix. Nice clean finish.