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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed and matured with generous quantities of distinctive Amercian hop varieties.

The return of an old favourite! First brewed as a festive brew for BrewNZ 2004 where it won two trophies; Festive Brew and the People’s Choice award. Now returning as a limited release. Sweet, biscuity, toasty malt flavours support the stonefruit, pine and citrus U.S. hop notes.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2013
The head is good, the body brown-orange. It smells hoparomatic, malty, fruity. The taste is hoppy, refreshing, bit creamy-malty, hopintensive, aromatic, very nice! 3.8

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (828) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle (500ml, BB end July ’13). A dark amber beer with average off head head. Caramel, tangerines, lychee, grapefruit, pines on the nose. Excellent balance of malts and hops on the tongue with medium bodied oily palate.. A superior APA that goes down very easily.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (296) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2013
Only 3.7? The score is dragged down a tad by the aroma and appearance. The aroma was good but very subdued, I had to really search for it. But in the end, for me, the taste and palate are what really counts. This beer really started opening up as it warmed and by the end I was really wishing I had another bottle. I love a creamy, oily mouth feel and this beer delivers that along with Bill Wyman on Malt and Mick Taylor on Hops. Dig.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
Mörk orange i färgen, vitt skum. Doftar karamellmalt, gräs, humle, citrus och tropisk frukt. Smakar karamellmalt, tropisk frukt, gräs, citrus. Lätt bitter, fruktig avslutning. Bra balans.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (643) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2013
Not the typical hop monster that APA’s in this country have been following. Much more subdued on the palate than some other APA, but still hold true to form. Nicely balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (424) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. One of the nicer APAs I’ve had. Well balanced hops/malt, another great beer from Emerson’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (765) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2012
Not sure if this is faithful to the style, but this beer has restored my faith in APAs. Dark cooper with a considerable white head, it smells of hops, but the nice ones, with tones of grapes, grapefruits and oranges. Flavour is rather delicate, but the same fruits over the subtle maltiness and just a grapey sweetness. The palate is oily, and one can feel even when you touch the beer with your fingers. Thoroughly enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2012
500mL bottle. Pours deep copper with a small white head and a grassy/toffee aroma. Nice toffee sweetness balances the citrus hops. Not bad but not overly unique either.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2262) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle, Caulfield Cellars. Amber with a large off-white head. Aroma of nectarine, grapefruit, pine, biscuit. Creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation, slightly chewy. Sweetish with peach and biscuit, zesty citrus, less pine than suggested in the aroma, some pepper at the end. Modest bitterness - I would have liked just a little more. But a fine beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
Great beer. Good hoppyness up front that then rolls into great malt that lingers. Good balance. I loved it!


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