tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid Red IPA, with a pine rich aroma and long lasting bitterness. Good balance and a strong roasted taste
stuvetnz (9) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint from Dodsons in Blenheim. Pours a deep amber red with a small head. Minimal carbonation. Earthy resin on the nose. Good mouth feel, lingering hoppy bitterness. Pretty good intro to this brewery
Pdubyah (552) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its goood with threeíoís Nicely gently bitter, and then a great layer of warm sweetness and a reasonable finish. Quaffing myself into a happy place with this, and then Iíll go again. Fantastic colour, nice lacing, it is just nice.
beer-yum (989) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2015 Enjoyable brew that is a step up from their Golden Ale in both flavour and body. Looking forward to try more of their beers (in both senses).
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love a red beer. Itís a colour that just sets the scene nicely and can carry with it thoughts of ripe peaches, pecans, nectarines, redcurrants, fruit leather, Red Leicester cheese. It suits bright hoppy ales such as this one; rich, fruity, unctuous barley wines; elegant, balanced cask conditioned British session beers... Yep. I love red beer.
This one has the most beautiful colour under a coarse latte coloured head that didnít want to hang around. Never mind, the colour is immensely satisfying. Its aroma is just spruce and redwood bark all over as well as subtler raspberry, pecan shell and tomato and chilli jam aromas. This is completely rewarding to my sizeable nose.
It is spritzy and has a tingly mouthfeel before a bolt of bitterness shocks the mouth as if thrown by a capricious beer god intent on mischief. This settles into a piquant twinge on the sides of the tongue and then that fruitiness mentioned in the aromas comes out of hiding.
A second taste reveals red lollipop sweetness. Itís a beer to be proud of, this one and one Iím sure I wonít have tried for the last time.
Viter (34) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Very good beer. Darkish red colour with week light brown head. Very nice hop aroma. Not much fruity but I donít really mind it in the "red" IPA. Sweet taste with raw hoppy bitternes in the backgroud that really comes up in the finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich red body with a short head. Carared malt / red apples, spice mix, grapefruit, cedar and pine, earth, all cleanly presented. Rich and savory, semi-sweet, spicy, moderately bitter, clean. Quite a lovely hoppy Amber ale, though lacks depth. From bottle.