waiake (29) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pleasant fruity slightly hoppy aroma with a nice brief head, taste is quite sharp with a lingering hoppy bitter finish, nice beer
PGNZ (7) - Hastings, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2014 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stale Malt Aroma, Slightly Cloudy Light Amber Colour, No significant Hops taste, Rapidly failing head, No lacing, Stale Malt Bitter lingering aftertaste. I totally missed any smoothness or caramel notes in this beer
Mark_Eck (518) - - MAR 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy copper color. Aroma and taste are light fruits with some bitter hops.
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is good, the body blond. It smells sweet, hoppy, malty. The taste is sweet, malty, bit hoppy, fruity, bit flowery. Medium, bit boring.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
rating from backlog, very normal stuff, medium hops and light malt to back it up. good enough i suppose.
AshtonMcCobb (2375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle from Vino.
Appearance - cloudy orange with a slim head which disappears fairly quickly.
Nose - honey and cereal, just a touch of citrus.
Taste - more of the same but not quite as refreshing as the nose suggests. Some soapiness on top of the honey and malt.
Palate - light to medium bodied with a similar texture and a clean finish.
Overall - a solid and very sessionable IPA.
jamestulloch (1280) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Vino Wines. Hazy golden body with a thin white head that slowly fades. Light carbonation. Few lacing marks. Aroma of grass and grain. Flavour is light, lemony and grassy - it’s more like a slightly hoppy Lager than an IPA. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft carbonation. Bland and boring, but not quite as bad as the previous reviews make out.
Rulymel (112) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale colour with a thin head. Low carbonation.
Lightly fruity and hops aroma.
Taste is soft fruity and hop without special notes. Watery body.
Too poor for the style.
ShaneJ (493) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Wellington Airport. Clear darkish-golden, quite muted aroma, some mild grassiness, smelt very "grainy"/"worty", tasted a bit better with some piney hops and sweetish caramel malt. Ok, but nothing special.
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear, slightly hazy orange coloured body with a bit of a bronze glow and a thin, half a centimetre tall white head. Aroma of grass, medicine and a hint of stale malt - no hops at all, and a very mild scent for sure. Light-bodied; Grassy and herbal flavours up front with a strong dose of perfumey hops and a little stale malt and alcohol flavours noticeable. Aftertaste shows only stale malt, odd funky notes and no complexity and more importantly - no hops. Overall, a pretty bad offering and nowhere close to an IPA, APA or anything with hops in it. Definitely pass up on this, even if it isn’t horribly expensive - it’s not worth a single US$. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2013 for US$3.98 sampled at home in Washington on 20-June-2013.