Tonybaldeagle (61) - - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A new take on a favourite beer that delivers crisp hops and fresh flavours with a full creamy head to top it off.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JoshRaburn (78) - - NOV 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pulled pint in the LBQ in Wellington (probably the best pub in the city). Not sure if itís cask conditioned. But kinds tastes like it is. Quite good- similar to some of the modern British cask ales that have been influenced by new world craft beers without losing their character. This one is light but more-ish.
jujumaries (15) - FRANCE - JUL 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 One of my favorite beer ! At least the beer I preferred in new Zealand, even if they were lot of different good one in Christchurch !
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is robust, the body light, red-orange and clear. It smells fruity, a bit flowery, bitter. The taste is hoparomatic, fruity, intensive flowery, bit citrus. Ok
Rangi (662) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really enjoyable subtle pale ale. Nice slightly full malt base with a subtle flavour of hops. Rated possibly a little higher because of the currie I had this beverage with. Really nice.
DylansDad (481) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A simple, well-made, refreshing beer. Yes, it does have a bit of complexity if you want to go that deep, but to me this beer is just saying, "Quaff me now, Iím easy". Disclaimer: Iím drinking and reviewing this mild-mannered reporter of a beer immediately after sharing a palate-wrecking Hop Zombie with the missus, so maybe, just maybe, Iím missing a bit of subtlety.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
seems a very well made stock standard pale ale to me, with just the right level of refreshing hop bitterness. it isnít unique but itís a refined example of the style.
pfhyde (57) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had to let it sit in my chalice before detecting a faint, surprising sweetness. "Pure Canterbury water" is listed on the labelís front-matter, and perhaps there is good reason: a slight viscosity or smoothness to the beerís texture is apparent, an unusual quality even for a seasoned pallet. More important, everything is well balanced, with a fine, lemony tang following a thick, spicy gulp.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle hop floral aroma. Orange colour with nice head. Citrus flavours with soft hop finish. Very pleasant.
Pdubyah (553) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do have a cold, but I got very strong hops and a tartness without a bitterness that is quite pleasant. I donít get any maltiness (I d have a cold). This is a bit good, Iím enjoying it.
A strong, i.e., well crafted, beer