mcberko (5218) - 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 (7769) - 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 (1687) - 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 (3305) - 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 (1421) - 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.