inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, - DEC 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s pretty epic. Loaded with hops. Not as fruity as other pale ales I’ve tried. It has bread and pine sort of flavors as well as a bit of citrus, before briskly going into a crazy big hop explosion finish.
canadiankiwi (30) - - SEP 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Answer in color with a large head. Slight fruity aroma and purely hoppy taste resembling cardboard
slowrunner77 (7441) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
resiny and hoppy despite the fact that I don’t think this is very fresh. Seems older than the ipa and lager with hints of cardboard. Still pretty good, which keeps me curious...
JohnRMurdoch (3901) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Clear orange brown, reasonable head. Resin pine hop aroma. Hoppy resin malt flavour. Bitter hoppy citrus aftertaste. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. Solid pale ale.
Muggus69 (1609) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Melbourne
Pale copper beer, creamy white head.
Hoppy nose; melon, papaya, citrus, nice touch of light caramel biscuity malt.
Med-full body, moderate carbonation, some sticky resiny texture there.
Plenty to enjoy here - tropical fruity, fragrant hops, backed up by biscuity toasty malts. Bitterness somewhat restrained, hops seem to accentuate malt sweetness.
What you would come to expect from a good NZPA - good stuff!
Vignale (2639) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från Craftbeer/Galatea via SBs privatimport. En karamellig, lätt kådig pale ale med IPA kvalitéer i både kropp och humling. Mycket kolaremmar. Humlen är inte superfärsk men fortfarande fräsch med fina granskott och citrussmaker. Riktigt snygg och välbalanserad.
KyleCameron (33) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bodied example of an excellent pale ale. Citrus and spice forward floral hoppiness that opens into a moderately bitter palate. A great example. Highly recommend, this is the beer that got me into craft beer.
AshtonMcCobb (4132) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at the Bow Bar.
Appearance - not particularly pale. More a deep amber. Decent head.
Nose - a bit elusive. Citrus and pine. Resin. Dried fruits.
Taste - toffee and red fruits. Definitely raisins on the end.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - tastes stronger and more complex than the ABV. It’s hard to put this in the pale ale category.
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice session able American Pale Ale. Nothing leaping out but overall good quality. A balanced beer and very enjoyable.
trith1 (53) - - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It was a big hoppy drop, a touch too much hop component for me (15 different varieties is a lot of flavour to deal with) it was good, but a bit unwieldy.
GlennHendry (150) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tropical fruits and floral notes, some spiciness and hints of grapefruit. There’s another flavour I can’t pin down - apricot, maybe? This is so very different from any beer I’ve ever tried. Real nice balance, with the malt backbone just there to compliment all those hops. World class pale ale.