k0mpsa (892) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewers arms, christchurch. Deep golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, fruity and some hops. Taste is much like british ipas, rich malty, hops and fruity. Easy going.
neverleaveopen (128) - GERMANY - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy light orange with a fine head. subtle aroma of caramel and peach. well-balanced taste with a nice palate and bitterness. good finish.
Vanz (188) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very average, definitely not an IPA, or the kind I was expecting. Lacking in hop flavour and depth.
nlc (58) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 Monteith valt over het algemeen tegen. Ze weten heus wel te brouwen maar is naar mijn idee gebrouwen voor een groot publiek. Alles is erg vlak van smaak. Niet echt craftbeer te noemen.
Druid (82) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Is this even an IPA? A complete lack of typical hop aromas and lacking in flavour. A mild bitterness on the finish but overall a very poor example of an IPA
Rulymel (86) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale ambar colour with a thin head.
Fruity aroma with soft hop.
Too much light for an IPA, too much simple. Fruity taste with medium hops and sweet unfortunate notes.
Not a good beer at all. Just, pass...
Hop_Hedonist (162) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Watery sweet swill. Fuck me... Why? This is beer for kids.
Jado (420) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of light apple, white bread and lemon. The taste is gently crisp like white grapes overlaying gentle malt. Can’t detect any distinct hop flavours, much less IPA characteristics. Clean finish with a light citrus finish. Aqueous body with a tin mouth feel. An OK thirst quencher, but no way is this an IPA.
ShaneJ (383) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from 1st Choice. Clear copper, 2cm frothy head, quickly dissipated, strong metallic aroma/flavour, some grassy hops, a bit peppery, but spoilt by the metallic tang.
Joe_F (9) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nose of banana bread, cinnamon, some sultana & light dried fruit, light pepper, some golden syrup, some alcohol present too.
Pours nice, lovely colour but not what I’d normally associate with an IPA. Nice white head, disappearing slowly.
Struggled with the taste, had just had an IPA with more IBU.
Alcohol present despite only being 5.5% ABV.
This was very hazy, couldn’t see my finger through it, as I tipped the last of the bottle in it was quite yeasty.
May have been an "off" batch or bottle even, but it certainly caused an exciting nose.
Most exciting thing about this beer was the nose.