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

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Holmen1 (3536) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
Fra flaske på RBHD-treff hos OG: klar gylden med fint hvitt skum. Humleufrisk aroma. Besk, og heldigvis kort avslutning. Tynn munnfølelse. Første gang jeg smaker et øl fra NZ jeg virkelig ikke liker.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sigmund (5723) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared 330 ml bottle at local tasting. Deep golden colour, large to moderate white head. Aroma of dusty and stale malts, hints of unfermented wort and stale old hops. Dry and "dusty" flavour with moderate bittering hops, but not much hop flavour otherwise

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
abemorsten (3192) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at RBHD gathering, March 2015. From trade with Meilby. Clear golden body with a an off-white film. Tropical, glandular fruits and salty pollen on the nose. Leafy, salty flavor. Dry. Medium bodied. Earthy stale finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Holmen2 (1785) - NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD at OGJ’s 03.03.15. Clear golden. White head. Aroma of old hops. Similar taste, with hints of chocolate. Unfresh.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gunnar (6402) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2015
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours weak hazed golden with a small white head. Aroma is weak caramel malts. Taste is light dry, very shy bitter finish, but overall too sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (3488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2015
20-FEB-2015, bottle @home, from Superbest. Slightly hazy golden with a lasting White head. Aroma is quite hoppy with very fruity notes but also a very metallic. The nice fruity stuff dissappears and leaves a more tired profile. Taste is overripe fruit and tired hops. Medium carbonation and body. Nah.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pyrmir (4199) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
330 ml bottle at Palermo. Golden with white head. Aroma and taste is dry, fruity, some wood and not much else.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaVillum (654) - Valby, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2015
330 ml, flaske, 5,5 % ABV, BB 23/03/15, købt i SuperBest på Øster Fælledtorv på Østerbro, 12. februar 2015. Ravfarvet, klar og rolig IPA fra New Zealand med 4 cm tætskummende hvid skumtop, som svinder elegant og langsomt. Fjern og svag aroma af malt, humle og ost. Lidt groft sagt minder den mere om en pilsner-aroma á la en Amber Lager/Vienna. Smagen er generelt bitter, men også indeholdende en mild sødme, som gør den mere tilforladelig. Medium bitterhed og intet surt eller salt. Karbonering på et medium niveau, og kroppen er mellem fyldig. Frisk og perlende mundfølelse og en olieret konsistens. Afslutningen er bitter og mellem tør. Jeg er ikke voldsomt begejstret, men udmærket er den. Og ganske let drikkelig.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1186) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear medium amber, small but steady frothy off-white head, good layer stays all the way, good lacing; sweet malty nose, grainy, bit dusty, light citrus note, bit of cheese; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, aftertaste mild bittersweet, light fruity notes, more dry bitterness in the finish; decent but too malty for an IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma is grainy cardboard malt and hay, hint of fruity hops. Flavour is candy like fruity notes, big dusty grainy malt, some grapes. Meh.


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