beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - SEP 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Aroma: astounding array of delicious hop aromas - tropical fruit aromas abound, pine, resin, citrus, floral, a bit grassy, amongst the hop forest are seedlings of malt - caramel and straw mostly, honey, a bit of medicine and ginger. Appearance: clear sparkling vibrant deep golden hue, large white frothy slowly diminishing head, good lacing. Its says to me "drink me" so far. Taste: is superb - moderate sweetness, delicate sourness, when swallowed the bitterness butts in and doesn’t leave in a hurry. Palate: medium body, lightly creamy texture, fine tingly carbonation, one to hold on to before swallowing it, long dry mildly peppery finish. Overall: I’m easily won over by a beer with a shed load of Riwaka hops in it but this beer has much more than just that, another sensational sensory experience.
skortila (5002) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Brew On Quay, Auckland. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is mainly citric, has some pine. Clear, golden coloured beer with a slight off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, has lots of citrus, hints of pine and caramel. Citric, bitter, relative dry finish. Good one. Crisp & refreshing.
onceblind (6379) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden under a thin foamy white head. The aroma is a wee touch piney grassy with a wee earthy blonde undertone. Tasty flavor with a forward hoppiness of grassy bitterness, floral tones, a light touch of pine and a gentle earthy malty citrusy undertone. Pleasant and palatable while still retaining a quintessential American pale ale hoppiness.
Lagerboy (1736) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Clear orange yellow, small foamy white head fades. Tropical fruity hop aroma. Lightly bitter, zesty juicy fruity Kiwi hop taste, light sweet pale malts, some grapefruit and pine with a floral bite. Softer than average carbonation, light-medium body, more moderately hopped. Brewed in 2011 and still good... love to try a fresh one. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
wlajwl (5056) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweetish malts and a background of tropical fruit and citrus. The flavor is bread, spices, light grapefruit, mild hop resin notes, citrus, biscuit malts and a tangy/mildly bitter finish.
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear bright golden color with a small disappearing white head. The aroma and flavor have bready pale malts, floral and light citrus hops, somewhat grassy. This is very drinkable, but nothing great here.
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2011 Collaboration. Clear, full yellow/golden. Grapefruit hops with a strong vein of grass and the brand of mouse poison that I buy; a hint of vinyl. Frontal hops, mid-palate hops, strong hop finish, resonating astringently but not so over the top as to be intolerable. A little orange peel and perfume in there amid the hay and grapefruit. I’d rather buy local. Bottle.
reebtogi (5190) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours a golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is tropical fruits and light grains. Taste is fruity and malty sweetness with a grainy mouth feel and a light grapefruit hop bitterness. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. A nicely done brew and recommended, although I would classify this as an IPA.
beer-yum (1042) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An enjoyable beer that is more coherent than it’s name suggests! Definitely an ’Epic" brew at heart - features hops, hops, and more hops. Tasty.
CapFlu (4959) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours a large frothy, lasting white head atop a pale yellow body. Nose of sweet hops and corn. Flavour is still corny, but a solid hop bitterness. Good.
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Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Candy floss, some resin and sweet malts. Pale gold with a thick bubbly head. Grassy and resin, but very light and refreshing. Medium bitterness and a clean finish. Great flavourful session beer.