buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - OCT 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like the prior reviewer - and the brewer himself, based on what is on the label - this is a hard to pin down beer. Which is one way of saying itís all over the place. Rich deep red, malty, sweet - almost sticky. But lots of bitter grassy hops and lingering aftertaste. But, I donít know, itís maybe trying a bit hard? Itís almost a great beer; almost *many* great beers, but it doesnít quite meld, I think.
tombutlin (97) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a well rounded hoppiness, promising a complex taste. Creamy, almost yellow head. Citrus, herb & pine then a crunchy slightly sweet malt body. It went really well with steak.
Shark_Pants (470) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant clear scarlet pour, with tight creamy beige head. Huge whack of fresh citrusy and piney hops in the aroma, with the caramel malt hiding in the shadows. The taste is a clear reflection of these aromas and is highly pleasant, but the real star is the body. Big, beautiful full body of an imperial stout, smooth on the tongue and just enough acidic pop to really enhance the lively hop bitterness. Really enjoyable beer with a lot of zing.
gyllenbock (5914) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brew on Quay, Auckland, August 2014. Clear copper with a small head. On the sweet side with caramel, fruit and light hops. An ok one.
mkel07 (4352) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Wine Emporium September 2013. Deep red colour makes for an interesting looking beer. Hoppy and malty all at the same time.
KyleCameron (33) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A simply amazing beer, appeals on all levels. Has a nice complex American style hop aroma that holds amazing interest. Then rolls onto the palate silkily with no edges save for a beautiful bitterness that doesnít quite coat the mouth but lets you know they added as many hops as perfectly needed to get the style they wanted. Itís like an IPA met a decent malt body, and they got along like a house on fire. The finish is awesome. I think every IPA lover and Pale Ale lover that can handle a beer with body, will like this beer.
Theis (14481) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at TimEís place - Tokyo Tasting. Cloudy amber - white head. High fruity, toasted malts, orange, light tropical, cocoa, loiey hoppy body, fruity hoppy, ok bitterness. Nice.
majormax (7) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice mix of styles without trying to showcase this point. Fruity aroma and spirited on the palate, hoppy note are complemented well with malt flavour. Highly enjoyable and satisfying beer.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uber fruity IPA. Lots of juicy fruit type flavours along with the traditional citrus. Lacks a bit of oomph but a fun beer none the less.
shoulderbroken (2850) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very hoppy, bit earthy, taste has a hint of bitterness, lots of fruit. Bit sweet. Good stuff.
jinroh (803) - ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like a red ale, plum-like. Velvety aroma, very fruity and sweet. Fresh. First sip feels extremely resiny, all throughout. High in hops and has some kind of sour note in the finish. Nicely balanced body. Easygoing and easily drinkable IPA. Very enjoyable.