Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruity hops in the nose with some caramel malt toastiness and crustiness, some minerality and faint phenol spiciness. Medium-full body, strongly hoppy but short of strongly bitter, sweetness high but balanced by carbonation and acidity. Very full mouth presence and the carbonation and malt are soft. Lightly hazed amber with a fine white head
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pintbypint (2589) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour at edmonton Craft Beer Fest í14. Hazy golden colour, head is creamy and beige. Good citrusy nose with tropical fruit and lime notes. Taste has citrusy hops, sweet malt base. Late hop bite, citrusy. Long hoppy aftertaste. A good brew, one of the best at the fest.
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle pours an amber orange color with a huge off-white head that retains well and leaves some thick lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is light tropical fruits and citrus with some caramel. Taste is a tropical fruit and malty sweetness with a citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. This brew is well balanced and crafted and enjoyable. Highly recommended.
DuffMan (6667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample during Calgary International Beerfest 2014. More orange in colour than the Southern Alps. Sweeter palate too, with thicker malts, more caramel. The hops here are a little grassier, oilier than the Southern Alps. Not really any spiciness to speak of. Nice enough-- I just like these guys!
Gerbeer (1735) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with light white head. Aromas of caramel malts and light pine, with a light yeastiness. Flavors of dry toasted malts, bitter pine, grass and dried fruit. Very bitter for a DIPA. Not what I was expecting based on previous reviews. Canít say itís anything special.
mcberko (6297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy / hazy dark amber with a small white head. Nose brings out zesty piney hops, light Belgian yeast, and some white wine-like tanginess. Flavour is certainly unique and lovely, with notes of zesty citrus hops, pine, Belgian yeast, and the aforementioned white wine-like tanginess. The Belgian quality mixes wonderfully with the hoppy west coast IPA quality. Excellent stuff.
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tropical gum, papaya, fruit cocktail hops in the nose with some cara malt toastiness and crustiness, some minerality and faint phenol spiciness. Medium-full body, strongly hoppy but short of strongly bitter, sweetness high but balanced by carbonation and acidity. Very full mouth presence and the carbonation and malt are soft. Lightly hazed amber with a fine white head. From draft.
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 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 (3339) - 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 isnít as present as iíd like in a double ipa. not bad but not something iíd come back to again too often either.