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Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Greymouth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
There’s plenty of rich maltiness from this Pale Ale and higher-kilned malt combination. The Cascade and special New Zealand hops create a fruity aroma with a dose of bitterness to drive home the hop flavour. A beer for the IPA aficionado with a distinctly Kiwi style. Perfect for a moment spent catching up with old mates.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
Clear rich amber colour poor head and lacing. Stale malt hop herbal aroma. Malt herbal spice flavour with stale aftertaste. Fizzy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
timadae (2) - IRELAND - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
Fresh aroma of citrus fruit nice head when poured. Pale amber colour. Nice fresh flavours in the mouth and hint of malty sweetness on the end. Overall a nice easy going introduction style of IPA but lacks deppth of more craft IPAs

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imaragingbull (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
Hazy golden yellow with resilient off white head. Aromas of light breads yeast, kiwi fruit, berries, grain and dough. Med body, light caramel graininess. Finishes lightly grassy and fruity

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maris (952) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
From a 500ml bottle on 19/5/2013. Pours a clear light golden with a medium head. Smells more like a pale lager than an IPA, with just a slight grainy malt aroma. The flavour is most pedestrian for the style - I’d struggle to pick this as an APA, let alone an IPA. There’s a modest fruitiness to it, with some bready malt in the background, with a mild bitterness finishing things off. The body and carbonation are medium. The 35 IBUs advertised on the bottle provide a good hint that this will be an underwhelming experience, and it is. A very poor IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2013
500ml bottle from BWS. Bright orange colour with a small head of foam. Aroma is quite modest with not a lot coming through. In the mouth the beer has good mouthfeel and body. Hints of vanilla in the flavour. Overall not too bad.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ALLOVATE (2334) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
Look, I realise hops are expensive in both New Zealand and Australia but this is getting ridiculous with these macro’s shining the light on their ’generous’ hop use in their descriptions only to deliver such sub-par efforts as this one. I used an etched glass which was a fail as it quickly rose up and out the lip; a little for the glass and a lot for the kitchen counter. Settles an honourable orange amber and sparkling with a good two inches of plumage. Grain mainly on the nose; toasted wholemeal, pumpernickel (?), Weet-Bix™ cereal, just a fluff of spice. Nutty, husky, slightly phenolic, burnt toast and caramel blend on the palate doused by sticky and cloying marmalade-esque notes in back and into the linger Body is cumbersome and awkward as it warms becoming gammy. Yet another dreary Monteith’s effort. (50cL, BBE 07/13, BWS Ellenbrook)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Amber, rocky head, slight haze. Floral hop aroma with a delicate herbal quality. Earthy bitterness like old cascade, with caramel malts, light florals.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yakatak (3) - AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2013 does not count
This beer is not an IPA iand s closer to an APA without the nice citrus notes. No real aroma but is nice on the palate which is probably the most redeeming feature of this ale. It pours well with a good head and i enjoyed the bitter finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours orange with a two finger white head sorting on top. Goes massively downhill from here. Can’t smell any hops. Closer to stale bread. Taste....no hops. None. Fucking shithouse sums this beer up

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2013
One of the beers I drank while going through my conversion to real beer. At the time I really enjoyed it. This time though I’m struggling to find anything in it and I’m wondering just how fresh this bottle is. It is a small step above the average mainstream swill, but it IS a step in the right direction, I’ll give it that.


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