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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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It has a pale copper color with a refreshing hoppy, fruity bitterness and subtle maltiness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2009
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 11, 2009
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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2009
I like this beer. Very nice, good advert for NZ hops. Grapefruit and weetbix. Nice clean finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kiwibt (55) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2009
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HenWrist (4) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2009 does not count
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 9, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackbock (112) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2009
(bottle) Have been looking forward to this beer for a while. Pours a hazy orange colour, low carbonation. A head which doesnít lace my glass though... First impression is of orange marmalade, a decent bitterness coming through as well. Pre-tty much what I expected of a classic IPA style beer. Is there actually amber malt in this beer like the label suggests? The aftertaste is slightly minerally, with some fruity hop flavours. A nice beer to drink, wish it was on tap around here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Purchased 01.07.09 at New World Frankton, NZ, 500ml bottle. Pours orange gold, white head. Aroma is malt, hops, alcohol. Flavor is malty, roasted, earthy, caramel, some hops bitterness. Definitely an English-style IPA.


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