Tonybaldeagle (61) - - SEP 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh & alive this beer is like running through a meadow on a crisp spring morning. Full of flavour and balanced nicely with hops, this beer knows what it's about. A real credit to the brewers.
Served out of the fridge I'd be interested to know how it tastes at the recommended 8 to 10 but I don't think it will last that long to find out!
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nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, BB 29 Mar 2017. Dude at the beer shop told me it was a magical beer. Wouldnít go that far, but itís good. Clear copper color with a lacy white head. The aroma is nicely earthy, leafy, and spicy. Some tea notes. The flavor has caramel malts, toffee, herbal tea, balanced bitterness and spice. Medium bodied, lively on the feel. Really nice for an English IPA overall.
canadiankiwi (146) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite enjoyable. Beautiful nose, the malt and hops aroma is amazing. Let down a bit in taste. Subtle for The abv. Light hop taste.
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Leonardus (58) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yeah wow, this is an awesome tasting beer with great aroma. Cleverly brewed with a real honest hoppy, spicy taste. Not overly bitter and well balanced on palate. Nice.
Footnote: Goes extra well with Bluff oysters. Yum!
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[8336-20160521] Bottle. Grainy orange citrus peel and light evergreen aroma. Clear, bright orange red body with a huge foamy off-white head and some lacing. Bitter evergreen and rough malty orange flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/4/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ The Villas, Christchurch, NZ)
Overheard: "Are you a soup or a stew?"
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2016-05-21. Crisp orange body with a large foamy beige head. Aroma has a very lightly musty overtone, moderate fruity hops, lightly biscuity malt character. Flavour is pleasantly fruity, muted citrus, good amount of tropical fruit and melon throughout, moderate bitterness. Very light caramel and biscuity hop notes. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Just a touch too malty, and bit of green hops in the finish distract but the fruity hop core is very nice. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Bottle at The Villas, Christchurch, NZ.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange pour, small white head. Mild aroma, flavor of orange and caramel. Full bodied. Nice.
jonno (2489) - JAPAN - DEC 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wouldnít have known this was a single hop beer until I read the deScription. Piney,floral with some citrus decking. Low to mid full body with a hint of toffee biscuit. Well balanced though verging on hop bomb territory. Fantastically put together.
Manslow (1109) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Butelka. Pijąc piwo typu IPA na NZ polubiłem ten styl i to w wydaniu nowozelandzkim jak i amerykańskim. Polskie IPA jest za mocno chmielone(może dla zabicia błędůw). Piwo z Nowej Zelandii urzekło mnie swoim smakiem, bardzo dobre piwo.Wyważone cytrusy i goryczka.
tombutlin (221) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hard to believe this comes from a single hop variety, it is very well rounded and complex. I opened this outside on a windy day, but the fruity, floral, citrus hop aroma was massive - perhaps a wind vortex is the optimal method for delivering aroma? :-) Taste was full bodied and nearly as rich as the aroma promised. Only downside was a slight saltiness that I sometimes detect in a rich IPA
Pdubyah (636) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a real treat. Not hoppy at all but well balanced bitterness, the hops are more citrus than grassy and they donít add to a hard finish. The flavours really dance in this and the whole is really drinkable, understated bitter that is clean to drink. Superb IPA style beer that isnít hop heavy or a palate crash but a nice easy drinking refreshing beer that made me smile.