Davros (1725) - 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 (5174) - 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 (2014) - 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.
kiwibt (55) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle bb feb 10
Meduim red/brown with medium head.
Slight aged aroma, sl cascde?/amarillo?, bit of skunky chessy trub.
Meduim malt/bitterness, some cascade,/ amarillo ? hop flavour.
Overall a bit thin, more of a APA, a bit trubby.
HenWrist (4) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What do I like about this beer? Everything.
Poured from a 500ml bottle and was instantly hit with a wonderful hoppy aroma. Clarity was exceptional. Amazing balance between ílip smakingí bitterness and a sultry, sexual malt flavour.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Minibar, Queenstown. Pours dark golden with a small frothy head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and tropical fruit. The flavour is caramel, toffee and fruit. Good bitterness. Smooth finish. A really good beer.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1.25L rigger from the brewery, thanks to sdriessen! Pours amber, with a very little head due to the almost nonexistent carbonation. The hops poke through bready malt on the nose, bit of caramel & citrus there too.
In the mouth, there is medium bitterness as the resiny hops dominate the flavour and linger around for quite a while. Have this one warmed a little, as the malts will come through much stronger, adding some sweet caramel to balance the nice hops.
A nice, but not outstanding IPA.