Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Premium Lager
Invercargill, New Zealand
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
A smooth all malt golden lager with an enticing hop aroma of passionfruit and lime, styled to compliment hot spicy food. Another beer brewed with passion from New Zealand's southern most brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a pretty, deep golden with a small, white head. Malty aroma with a whiff of fruit. Medium body and quite a solid malt base - lightly sweet malts - and a touch of honey. The finish is dry and lightly bitter - no, it actually turns out to be VERY bitter! A clean and solid offering. 280108

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
Deep bronzy gold, thick white head. Very hoppy nose, lots of tropical fruit and citrus. The palate is fairly bursting with hops as well: passionfruit, guava, and lemon rind. Incredibly bitter finish. A delicious, flavourful, well-crafted lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Guest tap at The Twisted Hop, early October 2009. Pours clear amber with a medium white head- a bit darker than most lagers. Aroma of citrus, hops, malt, a little skunk. Flavor is malty, with hops and citrus, and slightly skunky. Light body, somewhat watery. I’m not sure if something was off with this one, but it was okay. All the Twisted Hop beers were better, so maybe it just suffered from comparison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2004
this may have been sweet but at least it wasn't nutty. i guess it's an ipa, though it's not particularly hoppy by any standards other than new zealand's

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2011
330ml bottle. Llooks fairly robust for a premium lager with a strong orange body and crisp white foam head. A little bit a haze but this does not detract vfrom the appearance. Hop aromas mingled with passionfruit and citrus but not overpowering. Smooth and light on the palate with some fruit flavours coming through. An all round good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gam (3814) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2011
Good size head gold pour medium carbonation aroma passionfruit grain earthy flavour citric passion fruit wheat lychee mildest of bitter sweet hop aftertaste grainy sweet fruit lasting bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3568) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 8, 2008
Pours a sparkling golden with a small white head. Quite sweet and somewhat bitter. Strongish malt aromas of grains. Slightly fruity. Also a hint of dates. Light alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish. Nice full roundness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle, a fair bit of carbonation in the dark gold pour, with a bubbly head on top. The aroma is malty with some hints of toffee. A smooth malty palate at first, then hoppier and drier. Caramal and fruity flavours on the tongue. If only more lagers could have as much character as this!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Nice brew. Hoppy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1323) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2004
i have no idea what style this is supposed to be so i just shoved it under "ale". they say it's designed to go with indian food but it doesnt taste like a cobra, more like an ESb or something. caramel and fruit aroma. was expecting nutty NZ malt but got mainly just caramel, with pepper and citrus from the hops, dry and spicy in the finish but not especially bitter. a bit of a mess but thankfully not infected like other beers we had from these guys.

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