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Formerly brewed at Green Man Brewery (NZ)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Dunedin, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our latest seasonal release is so hoppy it will pop your taste buds with flavour! This artfully crafted pale golden coloured ale is delightfully different. Like the IPAís the British soldiers of the 19th century had brewed for them in India. No added sugar. Best enjoyed 8-10 degrees Celcius.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
oskart (53) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Amber with floral, herbal aroma. Very sharp aroma and bitter flavor. Light to medium mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Intense long bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Golden and clear with a frothy head. Low hop aroma, mild grain flavor, and a low bitter finish. Missing the hop flavor and aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (18699) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2015
From notes. Clear golden color, medium white head. Earthy aroma. Taste is earthy and bready. OK.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (570) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2014
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 didnít 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 29, 2014
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.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PaulyT (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
Interesting IPA that to me cant really decide what it wants to be. More malty than hoppy but doesnít really express itself in any form.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5003) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 12, 2013
The head is good, body brown. It smells malty, hoppy, bit sweet. The taste is hoppy, less aromatic, bit malty, ok.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
beer-yum (1048) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2013
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. Iím 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 íbadí beers (Bud, Millers, Coors etc.) are better than this one! Not good...not good at all.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glennmastrange (2531) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
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 itís better to have this fresh from a keg rather than a bottle, judging by the other ratings.


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