beer-yum (1293) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant pine aroma in a golden pour. Big hop forward balance with a tasty fruit body and big sustained bitter finish. A nice clean example of the style - but maybe a little one dimensional compared to other local examples (eg. Liberty Citra).
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[8209-20160509] Tap. Fruity candy store aroma is slightly musty, reminds me of a Bulk Barn dried fruit section. Fruity toasted citrus malt flavour has a grainy base. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Hallertau brewpub, Riverhead, NZ)
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2016-05-09. Crisp dark yellow body with a small creamy beige head. 3+ Aroma is relatively alcoholic, burying the pleasant lemon and citrus hops to a certain extant. Flavour is hoppy, moderate fruit up front gives way to stronger bitterness that follows. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ Okay, the hops don’t quite stand up to the alcohol enough for my liking. 7/3/7/3/13-14 On tap at Hallertau Brewbar, Auckland, NZ.
UjoKlobasa (542) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery. Golden to amber color, hazy liquid, white quickly fading head. Quite sweet, medium bitter. Boring.
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried on tap at Fine Wine Delivery Co. Quite a lively beer with some inviting citrus passion fruit flavours, balanced with pine needles and resin. Not over powering for a 8.5% beer, rather easy drinking leaving a pleasant tingle on the side of the tongue.
skortila (5238) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ our hotel, Auckland. Very last beer before leaving. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has tropical fruits, citrus. Clear, copper with a white head. (My notes have a ’?’ after the appearance, so unsure). The taste is nice and full. Has citrus mainly, some maltiness. Quite some bitterness. Very nice.
Sideshow11 (12) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great tasting ipa. A bit cloudy without much of a head . It has a great taste which I find moreish . The taste has lots going on I found the aroma hard to pick up.
Still a great beer
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I rather like an aggressively hoppy IIPA. They’re frequently a challenge to the tastebuds and a general joy to behold. This one is a bit of an ugly critter with its hazy dark amber body and nil head. Not even a good shake will bring out any head even though there is evident carbonation rising from the glass. The aroma is of tropical flowers, guava, mangoes and even a little fresh acetone. The body is silky and oily (which is a plus) and while there is definite warmth from the alcohols, the bitterness is slightly less aggressive than the golden ale from California I consumed a couple of hours ago. There’s good fruitiness persistent in the flavour, but for all the hype and hyperbole on the label, I was expecting a beer that would grab me by the tonsils and whirl me around its head. I didn’t get that.
I’m sorry, not a star this beer.
PJhelm (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed this beer but its not as good as some of its kiwi equivalents. Lacks a great aroma of a imperial ipa and depth in the taste. Still a nice beer.
Pdubyah (622) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s nice boldly hoppy, but the cloudiness might be off putting. And I didn’t get it to pour with a head, but that might in this case be my ability over it’s ability. As it warms (ie as I drink more) the hop that dominates the profile flattens away to allow the hint of caramel and then the mostly grapefruit note to shine.
This is nice, and made me smile. I’d rate this higher, and it’s appearance made me frown though, it’s overly cloudy or murky. But that’s my preference. Didn’t stop me having another :-)