waiake (155) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours hazy & golden, flavours are nuts, pepper & caramel with an enjoyable hoppy bitter finish. Great beer great price: again, free 4 pack with 6 Stokes!
kiwianer (3367) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is ok, the body gold-brown. It smells dry-grain. The taste is grain, dry, hoppy, bitter, bit mild. 3.0
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Copper pennies, oxidized caramel malt, twangy corn. Sour, paper-y, starchy and metallic. Sherry malt, soda water carbonation, tin can finish. Bottle says notes of clove lol.
KodiBear (1) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darker golden colour than I expected, aroma of slightly sweet hay. Easy drinking, full round flavour. Nice rounded hops not too strong. Slightly nutty, really well balanced finish on the palate. Medium sweet, slick texture, soft carbonation and a very long, mellow well balanced finished. I really like it.
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy yellow color, white head. Aroma of dusty straw. Taste is fruity straw. Decent.
waihekebrewer (1) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Possibly the nastiest beer I’ve tried so far this year. Unpleasantly cloudy with a wet cardboard aroma and dull, murky palate. Just another in a long line up of sily attempts by New Zealand’s big breweries to try and fool the public with fake craft beer.
To paraphrase Monty Python, ’This is not a beer for drinking. This is a beer for laying down and avoiding.
DylansDad (313) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very bitter. The label mentions among other things nuances of tobacco, and man I’m getting that in spades. Reminds me of when I was a practising smoker rolling cigarettes and getting stray strand of tobacco on my tongue. Well, not quite that intense. To be honest, this is a slow sipping beer for me, it’s not quite balanced enough for me to want another one immediately.
HopMeASAP (2) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 2, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not your typical Pale Ale, it was a enjoyable easy drinking beer with great hop flavour..
monobrow (7) - Wanganui, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
average carbonation, bitter, long finish, light sweetness, very bitter, toast, I loved the malty , hoppy bitterness & aftertaste ,a real cracker I really enjoyed this . More flavour than Boundary Rd Flying Forttress but then this is a step up @ around $14 for 4 x 330 ml bottles.
Leonardus (42) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 I was also surprised by the not so pale appearance of this pale ale, and the head was rather healthy looking too.
There is a definite nuttiness and strong zesty hop taste going on. Pours a good head and leaves a nice lacing down glass.
I enjoyed the first bottle. Will now open another.