DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is no shrinking violet. It unsubtly screams citrus, passionfruit, (is it maybe over ripe apricots as well?) and resin. Gorgeous. Itís a very dynamic aroma: in the background the apricot rolls into a yeasty bread cooking in the oven smell which then rolls into some kind of roast nut... but thereís no way Iím gonna spend my time sniffiní this; itís screaming "Drink me, bi-yatch!" So I drink. Hugely bitter but immediately balanced with the sweet tastes of the aroma. Simple straightforward IPA, unpretentious, and very drinkable.
WellyCascadian (6) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good, but very basic IPA. Itís strong, and itís incredibly drinkable in comparison to other heavy hitting IPAís of itís stature. All in all, it hangs with the best of them, but doesnít take any of the risks that G.P. generally offers.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy tan, mango, papaya, guava, great fruit aroma...hell even maracuya in there. Very bitter, aggressive, dry, fruity-accented hop. Dang tasty.
stoutnick (318) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks nice and peachy. Aroma is fruit and hops. Taste is oily with hops and resin in tow. Lingering bitterness. Overall, a good IPA.
beer-yum (330) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 An excellent beer for those who like hops. Definitely one of my favourites - only wish it were more frequently available.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap. Poursa nice hazy orange amber with a nice head. Smell is apple and citrusy hops with some nut malts. Taste is super hoppy, bitter with a round creamy mouthfeel.
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy, almost peachy in colour; something like a fruity cocktail. Bizarre, but raise the glass and lots of resin, grapefruit and bright bouncy citrus hop floats up. Itís big, round and surprisingly sweet in the mouth - again, thereís something very surprisingly sweet about this drink, the way it looks, it tastes and the way it feels. Itís like a bright bitter citrusy fruit cocktail. And thatís not a bad thing for a beer.
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2013 Draught: Pours quite a murky golden colour and has a big sweet tropical hop hit on the nose. Pineapple and feijoa on the palate which has good length.
Bottle rerate: This thing is bone dry with a great nose and not as syrupy as I got from the taps. Sadly this beer is not widely available as it has the potential to be one of the best beers in the country.
ciaranc (674) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rigger from Regional wines. Pours a hazy golden colour, with a big fluffy white head. Huge lemon zest pine hops on the nose. Medium, softly carbonated body. Grapefruit bitterness and lovely finish. A joy.
Wombata (357) - Kobe, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Bright citrus, floral and pine, and ruby grapefruit.
Flavor: Bright tangy grapefruit with light touch of rind. Earthy malt.
Comments: Includes whole cone Sauvin hops. To rephrase the above: Earthy malt stares skyward, blinded by the flash of ruby grapefruit fireworks. Still, I like the intensity. Had this a 2nd time at another place where it had likely been on tap for a while--it showed medium bitter orange flavor that turned into sweet orange and seemed a bit more balanced.