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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 Peopleís Choice award. Now returning as a limited release. Sweet, biscuity, toasty malt flavours support the stonefruit, pine and citrus U.S. hop notes.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2009
Bottle from who knows where, had at home. Alround rating: Best before sept 08, so almost a year out of date i didnt have much hopes for this chap. Massive hoppyness, lychee and tangerine, lemon ad floral character is very good indeed, the body carries it perfectly though it is fairly heavily carbonted. There seems to be quite a bit of yeast in here but its still very clean and very drinkable. Very good indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2009
My 2300th rating! Pours a brilliant red-orange with a dense off-white cap leaving thick lace. Lovely tangerine floral hop aroma. Rich sweet malt with generous fruity, spicy hops in excellent balance. Nothing is spared here. This APA is among the best Iíve tasted, truly excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3242) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2009
Thick bubbly head strong carbonation in a misty orange pour fruity floral aroma ver plesant mainly stonefruits flavour great bitter taste yet smooth palate good hops fruity balance stonefruit touches of citric peel good fermentation finish smooth fruity delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Demise (57) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2009
Pours a slightly cloudy amber/ orange with an off white head. Hoppy with a robust malt nose and subtle citrus aromas coming through, as well as a caramel sweetness. Flavour is incredibly complex. Strong, bitter hops and the smooth malt flavours dominate, but the fruity flavours of citrus, pear, pineapple come through to sweeten the palate nicely, with a hint of caramel also present. Just like a good APA however, the hop bitterness lingers long after the vessel has been consumed. Pity this is no longer going to be one of Emersons seasonal releases.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2009
Very hoppy, dominated by big cascade aromas of tropical fruit and grass. Smells delicious with hints of malt. Flavour is the existing intensified aromas with a good bitterness that starts early and finishes big and lingering. Excellent example of an APA, probably one of the best Iíve had in Australia

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 24, 2008
Sweet passionfruit aroma with strong, grassy hops. Hops manifests itself into many different fruity flavours such as grape and pear. Immense hoppy flavours with a gorgeous bitterness. Some lemon and various summer fruits. Apricot, and some bubblegum. An extremely nice APA, pity they will soon cease to brew it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 Poured amber with sustantial white coloured head, definately looks the part! Aromas of citrus and hop spice domintate with some slightly sweet caramel malt. Palate shows more citrus fruit with the malt adding spiced caramel and a slight biscuity character. Finishes with feintly sweet malt that gives the fruit a marmalade like taste/feel as well as medium hop presence and medium carbonation. Awesome! Shame they wont be making it anymore!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2008
citrus, tropical fruit and candy aroma. Fluffy white head, some lacing, orange/gold colour. Marmalade and honey-dew melon taste. Suprisingly sweet, although has a lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled (From ÷lkonsortiet, Aalborg). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruityh and flowery hops along with some sweetish malty notes. Flavour is fruits, hops, grass and some mild notes of wood and spices. Wellbalanced and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2008
(Bottled, BB 09/2008). Orange amber color, huge cloudy off-white head, some lace. Flowery, clover aroma. Quite hoppy, some fruits, bitter - almost harsh flavor. Similar to some Swedish ÷lands brews (with more alcohol of course). Fruity and hoppy, solid APA.


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