Scipio (754) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright, bubbly golden with a big, frothy white head that lasts a long time. Aroma is more subtle, with floral and citrus notes. I get mostly orange and grapefruit. The impressions from the nose translate to the taste, with the taste being a bit sharper. Here, I really get the orange flavors. Some lemon also. I do get some yeastiness as well. Light in body with some good, fizzy carbonation. Aftertaste lingers and consists of that tropical orange along with yeast. Not bad, and pretty refreshing.
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
i like the hops used, but way too much carbonation in this bottle conditioned brew. it takes away from the feel and flavor, and foams like a dusty belgian. fruity NZ hops take center stage, but overall average at best.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Very highly carbonated upon opening, but not infected. I let it dissipate before drinking. Pours moderate hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with outstanding retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a god bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
tombutlin (71) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favourite Moa brew, this is well balanced with floral hops and lingering bitterness. Can be cloudy if not poured carefully, so not one to take to a picnic
maltman53 (429) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber/orange with a fluffy, persistent head. On palate, bittering hops eclipse aroma hops from from to finish. Dank, earthy hops suggest an English style rather than an APA. Overall, for those who like a bitter, earthy PA.
Oldschool_Mike (155) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a cloudy light amber colour. Aroma is tropical fruits. Taste Is tropical fruit with some nice malt balance. Great beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
maxwelldeux (4126) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy lighter amber color with a moderately thick off-white head on there. There is some floral and grassy notes to the aroma, but it smells a bit stale, like it’s sat on the shelf too long. Taste is somewhat bitter, but again, does not really come across fresh. OK, but not much to grab onto here.
TedE (397) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml champagne bottle into pint glass. Fruity hop nose, dry spice earth. Very cloudy almost copper colour. Solid white head. Medium body followed by short sharp hop finish. S’alright.
GlassBrass440 (246) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rebranded Southern Pacific IPA and according to a sales rep, it was given more of a hop kick. Pours sunset orange with a white head that doesn’t stick around for the party. Aroma is mostly floral with some citrus notes. Taste is malt balanced for the style but the Nelson Sauvin hops come through with their fruity floral notes. Not quite full bodied with moderate carbonation and a sweetish finish.
kaser (3789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12z bottle at Oak + Char. It had massive foam problems. Once I could smelll and Taste it it was fine. Spicy tropical aroma. Good hops and a citrus taste. Would have again
andrewturba (1163) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orangey copper with a massive white head that takes forever to settle and leaves tons of lace. Aroma is pale malts, Belgian yeast, lightly spicy, and faint citrus. Flavour is Belgian yeast, spicy, citrus, grass, pale malts, and a mild-medium bitterness.