inceptioj (46) - Dunedin, - JAN 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost zero head with very little carbonation. Not much on the nose, just a trace of slightly fruity hops. Similar taste. A minuscule amount of caramel sweetness to start and then awfully bitter skunky hops which overpower everything else and linger long after the mouthful has been swallowed. However, despite this there is pretty much no body or texture. It goes down like water with no finishing mouthfeel. Very disappointing.
Earplay (16) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light carbonation, some aroma of citrus and sweet malt. Reasonably dry, resinous hop flavour, with lingering bitterness. Little malt character.
waiake (44) - 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 (656) - - 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 (3336) - 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 (2458) - 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 (1319) - 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 (123) - 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 (499) - 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.