DylansDad (291) - - 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.
cwhitby (5) - Hillcrest, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, slightly disappointing, was expecting better. caramel, minimal head, clear, pale, oily feel, soft carbonation,
Muggus69 (933) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an amber body, reasonable clarity, with a small offwhite head.
Subdued aroma; toffee, biscuity malt, some earthy hop.
Medium body, moderate carbonation, somewhat oily in texture.
Light toffee malts continue on the body, bit of nuttiness, with earthy, woody hop spice. Firm bitterness on a shortish finish.
Bit disappointing, certainly didnít deliver the NZ hop character I was expecting.
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells hoppy, aromatic, sweet, malty, nice!. The taste is hoparomatic, sweet, hoppy, fruity, biit bitter flowry. Ok 12/11/11/11/-/11
varanid99 (352) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky red gold with no head. Aroma is lots of malt, a little biscuit. Taste is malty, bitter orange - a fairly long but not overly bitter finish. Pretty nice drinking
Shawley (5) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not an American but a kiwi style IPA. Biscuits and stone fruits with a hint of citrus and pepper that finishes with a slight sweet bitter hit. Good beer,
joe19612 (1610) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber colour with a thin white head, light aroma has some biscuit,and caramel, the taste is bitter and has some citrus with a dry finish.
Sevenlee (1094) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, some fruit and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a malty finish. Not bad.
Lunkie (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight hop malt herbal aroma. Ugly red amber colour with poor head and lacing. Fruity cheery malt Ho herbal flavour. Smooth palate.
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Pyobon (799) - 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 (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.