lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
another good one from golden eagle, theyíre very consistently good. as below the hops are bursting through but thereís plenty of darker malts to balance. again with this brewery a bit unadventurous but then again itís good for a staple.
Sonofskynyrd84 (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 25, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
By all the other comments in here Iím thinking maybe I just got a bad keg. Because the beer was just flat out not good. Pun intended, because it was pretty flat. It didnít taste like an IPA at all. It went down poorly and left a sour taste in my mouth. Not hoppy. No real flavor other than uck. Would not order again!
jujumaries (13) - FRANCE - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Maybe not my favorite from this brewery, but definitely a good one ! Quite original, and nothing wrong with it ! I ve just liked it :)
Brodies_Best (262) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle pours amber with head that fades quickly. Slightly carbonated. Sweet aroma of floral hops and alcohol. Taste is of toffee and then a bitter aftertaste. Slight fizzing up in the mouth as you take a swig and then a goood bit of belching lol
DylansDad (338) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer at a great price. Mine was initially too cold and I really had to sniff hard for the aroma and, when it had come it didnít stick around. Muted hops and sweet malt coupled with the hazy amber colour made me think this might be straying more towards a red than an IPA. Wrong. It does have a nice strong malt, but this is still very typical IPA. And a very good one, at that.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body brown-red. It smells hop-aromatic, bitter, fruity, nice. The taste is hopintensive, different fruity-hoppy, bit bitter, creamy, less malty and less alcoholic. 3.6
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Lovely amber colour with dense head leaving medium good lacing. Lemon-tropical aroma, sweet fruity flavour with a good American hop kick at the end. Very good.
beer-yum (685) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 An excellent example of the Antipodean take on the style (American strong ale). The aroma is alluring and backed up by the full bodied hop forward flavour.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bronze/orange colour with no head. Oily gloying mouthfeel. Piney hop flavours. COULD BE MORE HOPPY :)
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice solid beer. Good solid flavours and great aroma, a little unbalanced and bitter. But well worth a try.