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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2008
Very nice beer, although I am not sure I would call it an APA, as it is not that pale and and a bit on the strong side. Beef up the bitterness and it would be an exceptional IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
Very impressive clear amber long-lasting Head on an amber body. This is one of the best IPA I’ve tasted, as good as Mikeller’s Stateside IPA. It has all the attractive qualities: not too bitter, very well balanced, and a long-lasting very nice aftertaste. I could drinks one or two every day! This is my very first experience of a New Zealand beer, and the least I can say is that it was overwhelmingly positive!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2008
Pours a clear amber with a frothy off white head. Big hops on the nose, with malty caramel and some citrus. Hops are strong in the flavour too, giving that characteristic bitterness of an APA. The malty caramel stays in the back, hanging out with some lemons in the grass. The bitterness lasts for quite a while, making for a very good all rounder of an APA. Anyone with a mildly good beer palate can greatly appreciate this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle. Light amber coloured with a foamy off white head. Crispy, clean aroma with citric notes. Flavours of grassy hops, some caramel, lemon and a lovely bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (1890) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber-orange with a big, creamy off-white head. A bit of lacing. Sweet, candy, citrus hop aroma with malty notes in the background. Remote acidic/vinegar notes. Hop flavour with a liquorice bitterness. As in the aroma, faint acidic/vinegar notes. Dry finish. A bit alcoholic and has a strong, lingering liquorice bitterness. Remote apple and grass notes as it warms. Slightly too much carbonation. 12-09-08.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2008
Dark golden colored with cloudy appearance. Little yellow head. Aroma is rich with grass and hops, some soft sweet soapy American notes here also. Medium bodied. Flavor is also rich with fine hops and lemony note, again American note comes up. Aftertaste lasts, still with good balance of sweet fruits and bitterness. I like this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1850) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2008
Hazy amber coloured with an off-white lasting head. Quite hoppy aroma. Smooth hoppy flavour very good combination of the different hops type. Very refreshing and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
50cl bottle. Thanks Stefan. Pours cloudy amber/orange with a white head & lacings. Fruity hoppy citrus with some balanced malts. Crisp, enjoyable & well made!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rane (848) - Nibe, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2008
Bottle. Amber with a huge palebrown head, a little cloudy. Aroma hoppy with some malt, also some perfume notes. Taste malt and some hoppy bitterness, good mouthfeel. A nice APA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle at Ňrhus ōlfestival 2008. Pours pale yellow with a small head. Aroma is flowery, fruity with some citrus. The flavour is sweet, but again flowery and fruity and a citric finish.


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