lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lot of intrigue heading into this one... Aroma’s were familiar, bit more vegetable than galaxy maybe but otherwise kinda samey. Same for the flavours. Onion. Kinda too malty/sticky too. I expected a lot, not a bad beer by any means.
hawthorne00 (2433) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber with an inch of white head that quickly fades to a coat. Aroma of mandarin, gooseberries, lychees, caramel, a little pine, savoury spices. Oily, lowish carbonation. Sweet with caramel and biscuit, lots of tropical fruit, pine/ menthol/ mint. Moderate bitterness, remains sweet and fruity all the way - a bit drier and/or bitter at the end would have been welcome.
Hop_Hedonist (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jeez the kiwis do this style well - hop forward as I like it - not so much tropical fruits (although that’s there in the background) more herbal hoppiness but very satisfying - just needs a tad more body to really get the highest points from me - but I like it and will seek out again.
jonnyguns (909) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep golden with small head. Nose is heavy tropical fruit, mango and passionfruit. Taste is lovely tropical fruit hoppiness with a dry bitter finish. Lovely beer.
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kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The head is robust, the body orange-brown. It smells hopintensive, aromatic, malty. The taste is hopintensive, hoparomatic, fruity, flowery, maltintensive, aromatic, Great Super! 13/12/13/13/11/13 4.2
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy amber, small head. Super concentrated tangerine and gooseberry aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Minty tangerine and passion fruit, notes of caramel. Long bitter finish. Nice display of NZ hops.
SaintMatty (5247) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2013) - Amber in colour. Peach, grapefruit and toffee in the aroma. Bitter, hoppy and fruity taste with peach, dried apricot, toffee and grapefruit.
Ktwse (1996) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Bishops Arms. Pours clear orange amber with low white head. Aroma of pine, some citrus, light fruit. Taste is medium bitter with light fruit sweetness to balance it. Body is light and slightly oily with fairly soft carbonation.
Rangi (580) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow nice beer again from epic. Great clear bright amber poor with minimal head and a pleasant carbonation. Aroma of pine resin. Taste is bitter but pleasant, the malt provides a backbone but does not intrude in any way. A balance but more leaning toward bitter hop goodness. Flavour is great resiny hopy pineness. This is a great beer after night shift when the mouth has been feeling a bit cotton wooly great stuff.
Brodies_Best (246) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brew on Quay served too cold. Pours orange amber with decent head. Pine nut aroma. Floral hops mmm. Bitter taste followed by sweetness and dryness making you want more. Nice