Pyobon (729) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Cloudy amber with nice dense fine head. Surprisingly little aroma, but pleasant: slightly hoppy. Lovely palate, very smooth and creamy from very fine carbonation. The taste starts with hops overlaying some pleasant, but not oversweet, caramel maltiness. Very nice bitter finish - good prominent hop bitterness, without searing the taste-buds.
A good IPA with hops all the way, but not overwhelmed by them.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Made w/ wai-iti hops, which presumably means "little water" Cloudy amber w thin amber. Fruit nose w light ginger, marmalade, and lots of rich, earthy caramel malt. Rich bitterness collides with earthy crystal malt... The hops lose their aromatic subtlety, but the bitterness lingers well into the finish.
DylansDad (165) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is all sweet , yep biscuity, malt. Light bodied. First mouthful tastes very malt-driven, but after half a glass a light bitterness starts balancing things out a bit, at the expense of thinning out the mouthfeel just a tad too much for this already light ale. By the last 1/3 of the pint it has settled into its stride and is a good meatínípotatos beer.
Jessop (178) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours lovely red with hoppy spicy notes, rich malt texture and mouthfeel, the hops just donít quite keep up with this one, hints of diacetyl in the finish but overall a sessionable beer
Pdubyah (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of those beers that youíd be a bit disappointed to miss out on the last bottle of, but possibly not one that would be your first choice. So a C- level beer that "could try harder" it does what it says on the label, there isnít a pretence in the description that you agree with because you donít get it, but because it is what i is.
imaragingbull (495) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours muddy brown amber with average-small off-white head and tight lace. Aromas of sweet malts, light grassy tropical citrus hop notes, fig, caramel, pitted fruit and a touch of biscuit and toast. Medium body, medium-high carbonation. The sweetness is well balanced with a generous bitterness, not so much flavour but the finish is lingering light bitterness/flavour and a touch salty and minerally. Nice malty character and unique NZ hop notes.
BarossaLuke (498) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tad disappointed with this. I was expecting a more hop driven beer but this was much more malt driven in flavour and aroma. Still a nice beer but not was I expected.
beerledgend (1145) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice red colour with a firm white head. Nice biscuity malt aroma. Malty flavour with slight hop bitterness.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Lots of light tan foam with aromas of hops and peaches.. Heavy in the glass with a copper almost red colour. Nice smooth flavour that goes down easy.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large head nice amber pour medium strong carbonation aromas malty some biscuit apricot caramel the flavours fruity caramel spice ginger pepper medium bitter fruit peel taste the finish tastes of fruit sweet malt spice bitter finish little dull but okay