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Aotearoa Mata Volcano Red IPA


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Brewed by Aotearoa Breweries
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kawerau, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A New Zealand style Red IPA packed full of toffee and caramel malts that burst out along with an explosion of citrus hop flavours and solid bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwichurchie (12) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2014
Deep garnet red with thin beige head, pretty subdued aroma, roast malt and dried fruit

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (1960) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark red colour with a firm white head, aroma has hops and a hint of some berries, the taste is medium bitterness, with friut and hops with a dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5203) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by Miro, many thanks. Dark reddish brown color with medium off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with caramel. Caramel malt followed by nice citrus hoppy kick. Long hoppy bitter finish. Went nicely with grilled meat. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (1904) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2014
Botte, courtesy of Miro. Pours reddish color, lightly beige head. Aroma is malty, citrusy, hoppy. Teste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, citrusy, red berries, hints of caramel, grapefruit. Medium long, bittersweet grapefruit finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pdubyah (444) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2014
I started really liking this and then I stopped to be less effusive. If anything although this is bitter itís also burdened at the same time with sweetness and caramel in equal measures and amounts, itís all one thing, which drown both things.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2014 Total Score: 3.1
I started really liking this and then I stopped to be less effusive. If anything although this is bitter itís also burdened at the same time with sweetness and caramel in equal measures and amounts, itís all one thing, which drown both things.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1822) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2014
Iím curious as to what consitutes a New Zealand flavour component of IPA - may be it is the signature orchard character of Motueka hopping? Will it be in this beer? I saw the bottle at The Twisted Hop in Christchurch and my curiosity got the better of me. Deep ruby red in colour. Clear with a greyish-white head that was only temporary in the glass. The aroma suggests mellow reddish fruits like ripe plums and Montmorency sour cherries. A sip reveals that lovely fruitiness and a prickly heat reminiscent of a touch of chilli? One thing I havenít got so far is the citrus, but blood orange and pomelo could be involved in both the aroma and flavour profile. The flavours are more savoury than sweet, but thereís a lovely medium body and those cherries come back toward a good finish that includes some resinous spruce. This is good drinking, and Iíve enjoyed this beer. Would I have another pint though? Probably not if I wanted to stay upright for long at 7% abv.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2281) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
On tap at the Fork & Brewer in Wellington. Pour was deep red-brown with excellent clarity; fairly durable tan head. Aroma: spicy hops; trace of Brett?; hint of caramel. Flavor: vanilla and caramel malts; bitter/sweet; lacking hops for style. Feel: near medium body. O: OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (326) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle bought on holiday in Taupo, where the choice is between this or Monteiths. Aroma is of a typical amber ale, caramel and toffee, but a soapy pot pourri tends to dominate. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and under-carbonated (a very aggressive pour gave only an espresso thin head). No citrus explosion as per label, rather the flavours tend toward a medicinal/dark green/conifer typical of some of my favourite US IPAs. Overall, I liked this beer, but I think the bottling/air-tightness might be a bit suspect.


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