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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Imperial IPA
Greymouth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A bold IPA, with a concentrated malt flavour and sweetness. The higher alcohol gives real warmth which is boosted by the crisp high bitterness. Dry hopped with Cascade hops to give a big floral aroma finish.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - MAY 11, 2013
Reddish amber colour with a good collar of cream coloured head that is sinking slowly into the body of the beer, leaving good lace. The aroma seems to be like chipped red conifer bark, amber malt and a little funk. Whatever hopping went on, it wasn’t the extraordinary blast of typical imperial IPAs. There might be a bit of floral character, but it seems to be like sniffing a rhododendron that has been newly manured. There seems to be some sort of poohy smell going on. In the mouth there is a good mouthfeel of fine bubbles along with amber dessert tart like flavours and a twinge of bitterness that becomes more pronounced as it goes on. There is the richness of body and warmth that the increase alcohol level as afforded but my feeling is that the hopping in this beer is a little too tentative for what the label is trying to achieve. I quote: "BIG intense hop flavours and aromas." Well, it seems a bit shy compared with others of this style. It’s like trying to wheedle a shy animal out of its cage: come on brewer, just put in a bit more hopping, there’s the boy, come on, coooome on, there’s a good boy. A step in the right direction but not overt enough. I refer to a better example as Middlemiss Hodgson IIPA or even Boundary Road’s Home Run.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2016
bottle bought in our local supermarket. poured a lighter orange colour with a white head. nose is malt forwars, caramel, cooked hops, vegetables, slight citrus, cardboard. not a good ipa

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20713) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2016
As ipa 5.5abv.. Amber... Thin white lacing.. Soft toffee fruit nose... Bitter toffee.. Biscuit malts

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2016
33cl bottle at The Fiddler. Clear orange pour, coarse grained white head. Smells of caramel, malt sugars and a bit of citrus. Taste follows the same notes. Medium body, low carbonation and a bitter-swert aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adasko (1772) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Malty aroma, with green hoppy notes. Was hoping it will punch me in the face but nothing like that. In taste is no better unfortunately. It taste more like a bit more hoppy lager than IPA. It’s very refreshing and easy drinking though. It’s not a bad beer but I was expecting something else.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (2193) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2016
Sampled at SBWF 2015. Short off white head. Clear golden color. Light mint hop aroma. Balanced caramell taste and bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6492) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, malt, grapefruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, grapefruit, citrus, malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (614) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 31, 2015
an odd beer this one. I thought it smelt and presented like a traditional English bitter, and in some respects it drinks like one, but this is hopper and has a bite in it that is quite nice, but not quite enough to lift it from a mixed confused beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1777) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Cobriza, de un dedo de espuma beige. Algunas partículas en suspensión. Aroma cítrico (naranja, limón) y caramelo. En boca quizás más malteada de lo normal para el estilo, o lupulos no tan remarcados y aparentes. EN cualquier caso están (naranja sobre todo). Final más amargo, aunque tampoco impactante. En cualquier caso, se bebe bien, y no deja de estar buena. Simplemente no desborda lúpulo.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2015
I was looking for more hops aroma and taste in a double hopped IPA. What really comes through is the malt, which is something often overlooked by IPA fans. But unfortunately this particular bottle has an undesirable spirity hot alcohol taste

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombutlin (205) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2015
Decent taste, a bit malty for my preference, but virtually no aroma. Lightly carbonated and good bitterness throughout the mouthful, but not too much lingering bitterness - nice. A bit one-dimensional and severely lacking in aroma for an IPA, let alone a double IPA.


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