Ardi (26) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite like this drop. Nice aroma on the nose, citrus and biscuit. An above average APA, smooth to drink and delivers on the hops and mouthfeel. A noticeably bitter after taste, but very acceptable. A nice taste, sufficient approval for me to buy again. Cheers to Roy at Rolleston New World for suggesting this brew to try. Very tasty.
waiake (440) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured golden brown & frothy from a 500ml bottle this smells & tastes really good bitter as with a fine blend of citrus hops & toffee malt with the alcohol warm & subtle in the background
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 I’m 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 didn’t 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 (15) - 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 :)
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.
kiwianer (3428) - 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
beer-yum (819) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 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.
Brodies_Best (263) - 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
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.
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, they’re very consistently good. as below the hops are bursting through but there’s plenty of darker malts to balance. again with this brewery a bit unadventurous but then again it’s good for a staple.