Pdubyah (454) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This had a few problems. my bottle 5% ABV- seems to vary batch to batch. I thought this was more sour bitter and familiar to Belgium style yeast, but that didn’t for me me make it bad drinking. I thought the bitter was all the front tip and no middle or finish. I thought it lacked aroma and I missed anything grassy or pine or things that I might expect from an IPA. Other than that, good.
DrinkinWell (308) - - JUL 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark coppery orange, little head or lacing. Hops, pine, citrus on the nose. Crisp mouthfeel, hoppy bitterness, hints of lemon, pine, grapefruit. Not bad, not great. Just OK.
PaulyT (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Interesting IPA that to me cant really decide what it wants to be. More malty than hoppy but doesn’t really express itself in any form.
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is slightly hoppy, bit pine and citrus. Clear, copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste has citric bitterness, a light caramel malty body/background. Bit harsh.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is good, body brown. It smells malty, hoppy, bit sweet. The taste is hoppy, less aromatic, bit malty, ok.
beer-yum (689) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 I usually do not bother rating bad beer because I figure beer lovers know what the bad beers are and steer clear of them. I’m making an exception in this case because Green Man makes some reasonable beers and this brew may come as a surprise - a decidedly unpleasant one. Be warned - the known ’bad’ beers (Bud, Millers, Coors etc.) are better than this one! Not good...not good at all.
glennmastrange (2359) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast. Head is small, creamy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear amber orange. Flavor starts moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a soft carbonation. A little simple for an IPA, but the aromas are all there. Maybe it’s better to have this fresh from a keg rather than a bottle, judging by the other ratings.
Beersiveknown (3521) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark chestnut amberwith fluffy white head. Balsamic vinegar and redcurrantnotes in the nose are the first indications something’s gone wrong here. Medium carbonation, quite tart with red fruit and sweet malt, lots of acetic acid. Either infected or oxidised, pour job.
Cantabrian (901) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 Sorry, but I didn’t like it. How relevant is the aroma and appearance when the taste is bad? Horrible, bitter finish. Is this an American take on IPAs? Gutted to reduce the average score. There’s other great beer from New Zealand’s Green Man, but this one is not for me.
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Growler shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!
The beer appears clear and orange in color, with a half inch of head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is odd, with scents of hops and weird herbal notes. The flavor brings more of the same, with a prominent taste of overly cooked vegetables. The beer is out of balance and off putting. An astringent bitter taste lingers on the tongue. Not recommended.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 03-10-2011