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Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Stuntman is all about pushing boundaries and testing limits of human endurance. This is a very hoppy beer! Some might say too hoppy, but you “hop heads” out there are in for a real treat. Ten hop additions create a tsunami of flavours and textures that explode across the poor unsuspecting palette. Taste buds are left reeling, stunned, like they have been eleven rounds with “The Green Machine”. If you find all the hops a bit much, remember, It’s not to hoppy, you’re to soft!! HARDEN UP. The Stuntman is stupid beer for brave people………….so get brave stupid!


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HugoPotomus (8) - - JUL 2, 2008
Tastes alcoholic but less so than it is, hops are the main flavour with underlying malt. No good for driving home. Good if dig the beer herbs.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4436) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sideshow11 (12) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2014
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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jimthechap (1570) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PJhelm (7) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (351) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 28, 2013
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 :-)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2013
This bottle was 2 months past its best before, maybe that would explain its relative ordinariness. The flavours that I smelt in the aroma were all there, and nice as they were they just didn’t have much sparkle or 3-dimensionality. The most dominant feature to me was not the "fearless" hoppiness, rather the alcohol warmth in the finish. As it was, I think this would have been a good winter fireside sipper. If I didn’t live in the winterless north and if I actually had a fireside, that is.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (681) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2012
Now being bottled in 330ml which is slightly different. When you pour this you know it is an IIPA from the get go. Big hop nose and a nice cloudy golden pour. Got a little bit of sweet caramel on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2011
Slightly cloudy medium sized head, diminishes quickly. Lemon peel, lychee, honey, pine, pepper, grass, cookie dough. Alcohol sweet, round bitter finish. Great fuller flavoured beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 750ml bottle from the brewery and tap (cask?) at Galbraith’s. Hazy orange-gold pour with a short, white head leaving heavy lace. Citrus, fruit and pine nose. Medium-heavy body and moderate carbonation (light carbonation on tap) with subtle alcohol burn. Spruce, grapefruit, orange juice, peaches and apricot, supported by a caramel malt body. Hop profile predominates in the bottled version, but Stuntman is more balanced and smoother on tap. Long, bitter and sweet finish that is vaguely oily and cheesy. Very late there is more grapefruit. Bettered by their Hopocalypse Now in several ways, but will still be enjoyed by hopheads. About a 3.5 in the bottle, find it on tap for heaps more taste and complexity!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 18, 2011
On tap at Hashigo Zake.[] Big palate, creamy and oily and sticky. Murky brown colour- reminds me of raw cider. Big hops. Big. Citrus, floral, resin everything but herbal. A wee bit sweet. Certainly bitter, sour? GOOD.


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