lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, - JUL 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
average. alcohol well hidden under a fair amount of malty sweetness, but beyond that sweetness there isn’t an awful lot going on, a little APA bitterness coming through. pretty bland for such a high ABV.
waiake (432) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
poured orange gold with a rich hoppy aroma tastes really good full of orange citrus toffee malty flavours hides the alcohol well more sweet than bitter with a lasting hoppy finish
czar (5689) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. hazy golden pour with a nice off-white-orange head, some retention and lacing. doughy and honeyed maltiness, mangoes, melons, citrus, pepper, booze, hint of tropical notes. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, balanced short to medium long tropical-piney-citrusy finish. nice stuff.
AlainG (1506) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Elle est blonde un peu embrouillée et réussi à laisser des traces au verre. Le nez est de verdure diverse. Houblon, agrumes incertains et un beau bouquet floral. Toutes ces odeurs sont d’une autre palette. Le goût est résineux, floral, une belle amertume nous titille la langue, c’est fruité avec une finale sucrée. L,arrière-goût est très long en amertume et celle-ci est résineuse. Très agréable. Et un fait surprenant, l’alcool est très bien intégré et jamais il ne montre sa puissance. (1097-120614)
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy beige color ale with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of light fruity hops notes with light citrus undertones and dry malt base is good enough. Taste is a mix between some fruity hops with light citrus undertones and a dry caramel malt base. Body is full enough with good carbonation. Not bad but falls a bit short on the hops flavours which may be due to extended trip to Canada.
Eructoblaster (3361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 500ml at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal, QC). Cloudy golden body with an average, lasting, off-white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with malty and citrusy hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries mango, orange, and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter finis. Enjoyable.
Lubiere (11149) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light floral and citrusy hops. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with sweet orange, nutty, OK. Bottle at Mondial 2014.
Leonardus (46) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Well, Jimthechap has said it all really. What more can I say, this is perhaps the best iAPA I have ever tasted, right from the first mouthful, I knew I was onto a winner! Well done Harringtons to serve up this beaut.
I’ve just tried a 2nd bottle of this delightful drop. Orange peel and sweetness hit my taste-buds first up. The hops I am unfamiliar with, but they are interestingly citrus and sweet. And it is a sweet beer, with a good nose, and surprisingly for 9.5% does not come across as overpowering or give the impression of being ’rushed’ in the brewing process to obtain that potency (I often wonder about the sugar content of these high alcohol beers). I definitely enjoyed it again, but what beer you drink prior to tasting this drop can determine your lasting impressions of it. I will purchase again, if only for the warm fuzzies and nice after-taste it leaves you with at completion of consuming.
Sideshow11 (12) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great tasting beer. Very drinkable and suprisingly good . It's defiantly one I'll repeat.
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 ml bottle pours golden with long lasting decent almost frothy head. Amazing floral hops coming through in the aroma. After my first swig it’s sweet giving me a slight headache. Weird. Thought I would taste a lot but feels like I was distracted by something then it was a sweet aftertaste. The aroma has hints of pine nut. The aftertaste is bitter and there?s a sort of pulpy oily texture left on the tongue that I don?t understand. My tongue is kind of numb. Never had that before. Looks good smells good but not my kind of beer I guess.
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m struggling a bit because this beer has gone under my radar despite the brewery being no less than a furlong from my office. I dropped by to pick up my workplace Friday beers and saw this in the chiller. I’m glad I reached into my pocket for this, and unusually for her, so is Mrs Jimthechap because this beer has her unqualified approval.
It looks like it should: clear golden amber with a good thick skim of white head that has left good lace down the glass. Powerful aromas of stonefruit - peaches, apricots, nectarines and then a good lungful of resin, amber malt and pastry. Throw on a dusting of green pine needles and there’s an adequate description of the aroma. In the mouth there is a quick burst of barely ripe fruit and then a wave of red toffee, resinous amber and some slightly sweet candi-sugar. Then it is bitter and warm, gratifyingly so. It leaves a lingering finish and a lust to spend more money on more of this beer.
Harringtons must take all of my money. Right now. Take it.