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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
One of New Zealandís first new generation pale ales and now something of a classic, Emersonís 1812 is all about balance. Pouring a bright amber hue beneath a deep cream coloured head, the aroma hints at caramel and dark toffee balanced with a light citrusy fruitiness. Medium bodied, the palate first offers a marmalade-like combination of ripe citrus and caramelised malts before resiny hops come to the fore and lead into a lingering dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2011
Dark orange colored with little yellow head. Toffee, grassy, buttery aroma, some burnt rubber note here as well. Hops are bitter and little bit of perfumy. Medium bodied. Flavor is also little bit of burnt rubber with fruits and perfume. Well, not sure if this is clean or not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
filiy (28) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2011
Not a big tasting IPA more of a pale ale. Not a big hop flavour but well balanced and a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2011
A few years ago, when I was first starting to explore craft ales, I tried this and went "whereís the hops?" Today, on impulse, I filled a rigger at Regional, and Iím glad I did. So balanced, so full, the citrus notes of the hops not overpowering the lovely toffee notes warm malty notes. And so full in the mouth. A lovely rounded IPA - but, perhaps, for the hop heads out there just think of it as a pale ale and youíll probably be in a better frame of mind when this hits the mouth. Mmmmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2011
Poured a hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aromas off citrus, toffee, pine. Nose fairly mulled for an ipa. Taste is of citrus, toffee. Has decent hop but i think this beer is all about how balanced it is. Slick on the palate which wasnt the best. A good job be emersons but ipaís should have more kick to them unlike this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle - Hazy orange. Huge explosive head afterwhich it had low to medium carbonation. Caramel. Very fruity hops. Probably cascade / amarillo. Spicy. Moderately bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1349) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2010
From a 500ml bottle on 6/12/2010. Has a strong and pleasant aroma of caramel and fruit, floral and piney hops. In the mouth you get caramel, toffee, citrus fruit (oranges) and a touch of grapefruit. Has a solid hop kick, though itís only medium in comparison to heavy hitting IPAs. But this one is all about balance and drinkability. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4978) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2010
500ml bottle. Deep rich amber and honey colour with a deep head of beige foam that settles quickly. Strong floral hop aromas burst forth from the glass, pleasant and inviting. Flavour is full and rich with hop and mild citrus coming through. Full bodied flavour that lasts and settles in the mouth and tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2010
really like this beer. bottle at Beer De Luxe in Melbourne. sweet malt of caramel and toffee, hops give a citrus/piney aroma and flavour. very nicely hopped.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 500ml bottle, copper hue, thin off white creamy head, very good lacing. Nice balance of hop and malt aromas - fruity, marmalade, pine, floral, biscuit, caramel, a soapy aroma was thankfully very transient. Flavour is very nice and also well balanced caramel sweetness, hoppy bitterness. Dry bitter finish. Very enjoyable and although it seems to be a well made beer it lacks pizazz. (Personally I donít mind having a shed load of hops in my IPA if it intensifies the aroma and flavour) 6/2/15 Re-rate. Downgrade Craft beer price, big brewery taste. Disappointing, lesson learnt. Thin taste with some gross metallic flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Light amber with scant head. Aroma is a little tea-like with random leaves, resin, and mild alcohol. Some skunkiness but not offensive. Rather non-IPA like in character but does have a dry hoppiness and a mild green bitterness. Quaffable.

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