presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half head. Half hazy dark gold liquid. Zesty spicy hop aroma. Not syrupy but hint of locorice cough syrup and spicy hops.
Hoser (370) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 I really enjoyed this beer, on the bottle it said it was an English IPA but it seemed more West Coast in style with out all the grapefruit. Plenty of malt to back this baby up and wish I could get this here. Page 160 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide and only 196 of his Classic Brews to go.
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light amber / orange color with a average to large frothy good lacing off-white head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, spruce needle, resinous ?? citrus, light pineapple. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
einzack (8) - waikouaiti, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
tap. totally unbeatable is this beer. best in the emersons range.
fresh on tap itís beautiful. doesnít bottle quite so well. lucky for me i can drink it on tap!!!
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle -- This beer would make an excellent picture postcard for NZ! It pours with a beautiful thick, creamy off-white head (with excellent retention) and a glowing cloudy amber colour. The aroma is floral hoppy and made me want to dive right in! Then the flavour... wow! A wonderful balance of hoppy bitterness and malt. An excellent IPA.
Phil (179) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the beer that I like! Hoppy to the front, jump out of the glass hoppiness, great colour, great body, I really like this stuff! The impression that these high hop notes leave is outstading. I get the impression that they either use a hopback, or lots in dry somewhere.
MattKerr (25) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2007
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WHo knew NZ could make beer??? Emerson proves they know there stuff, beer perfection!!!!
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Sampled in 2004.]
Very nice floral aroflavor. Fresh bitterness and overall a very beautiful beer.
thomat (2355) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color with a thick, long lasting white foam. Some spice and fruit tones. Medium body with some bitterness in the finish.
Jimthechap (1997) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the prettiest beer Iíve ever looked at, but then some of the prettiest beers have tasted like turds covered in burnt hair. The flavour explosion is like Twisted Hop Centennial but with carbonation and a head that lasted almost to the bottom of the glass. The lingering aftertaste was still with me half an hour after I left the restaurant as well as the satisfaction of having spent too much money on a bottle of beautiful, beautiful beer.