sm89walt (1667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg - SkySport Grill, Auckland. A clear, dark amber with a fine off-white head. Big, chewy malts, passion fruit, pink grapefruit, biscuity malts and bread with some yeastiness. Caramel, butter and yeast esters linger alongside the pith in the finish. Full body, lengthy finish, which is bittersweet.
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, It smells maltintensive, creamy, hoppy, bit bitter, less fruity. The taste is creamy, hoppy, malty a bit fruity, bit alcoholic, nice to drink; but I would prefer more fruitiness.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
has been renamed the moa royale i believe, not sure if there are recipe changes. had it once as mcmoa and once as royale. hop bitterness is a bit much and not well balanced with the fruit, which isn’t as present as i’d like in a double ipa. not bad but not something i’d come back to again too often either.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mk3 Subtlehoparoma but has big hop flavour. Uses Belgian yeast and shows in flavour, big hop flavour with resiney mouthfeel. Is Awesome!!!
Colombus, Zythoz, NZ Cascade, Nelson Sauvin Hops used
Mk2 (Aged in oak barrells)
6 months in oak
Chinook, Hallertau, Wiloneck,NZ Cascade, Nelson Sauvin hops used.
Jimthechap (1331) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour with a good collar of white head and evident carbonation. Aromas of stonefruit, caramel, strawberry tart and pastry along with American hops that give it a slightly spruce quality.
Good strong bitterness and sweetish malt character, plenty of oily body. Really grabs the tongue like a West Coast IPA. Lengthy finish that brings out more dessert pasty loveliness and fulsome bitterness.