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ParrotDog BitterBitch

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Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An aggressive, tropical NZ hopped aroma gives way to the rich, copper coloured malt base and a huge lingering bitterness to finish. In an ode to its ancestors, we’ve used all English malts in the grist and a bold English bittering hop in the boil.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombutlin (71) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2015
Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and grass, flowing into a broad and complex bitterness that lasts long after the final drop. Slightly cloudy. A strong head robbed it of a little aroma, but overall very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlassBrass440 (246) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2015
Pours a clear amber with persistent white head. Aromas of tropical fruits, but lighter than I would like. Flavour is of fruity hops and yeast esters. Biscuity malts and a clean, crisp, intense bitterness in the finish that lasts forever. The medium light body makes it more than drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (727) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 28 March. Pours hazy golden brown with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Bitter finish. This was the last one the head and from the shelf rather than the fridge so a bit colder might have done it some good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
heyden (82) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2015
Floats with a cinderella like panter, flirts with the palate like a midget at a prom . A true doxxxxx of the world. Go hard or go home. Thuglyfffff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2237) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Nice caramel malt, lightly boozy, full of flavorful rustic bitterness. Finishes dry. Fill it up again, please.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Earplay (39) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2014
Pours a crystal clear copper colour. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, earthy with some malt sweetness, suspect Columbus hops. Medium mouthfeel, taste is grapefuit rind, smooth lingering bitterness with hints of earthyness, licorice. Well balanced against malt. Overall a solid IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pdubyah (492) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2014
I thought...... that the aroma in this was muddy. I also thought that the hops were wet and turgid, and that the bitterness and sweetness were too far apart. This is not that I didn’t enjoy it, it’s just this is a bit disjointed and mixed in delivery. IPA is a big contest and this isn’t a contender .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
330mL BB 20/05/14 Pale copper gold body, decent clarity, holds a tight off-white foam with good lace. Lifted hop aroma; melons, stonefruits, tropical fruits, bit of resiny woody sappy character with a solid biscuity malt undertone. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, lingers for a good measure on the palate. Hops aplenty on the body; grassy, sappy, unripe tropical fruits & stonefruit stone, with a healthy slug of bitterness that cuts through biscuity, nutty malt character. Tidy sort of beer, probably not quite what I’d consider an IPA in body, but certainly in bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5598) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from Brothers Brewery, Auckland, August 2014. Orange/amber with a small white head. Aroma and taste of hops, grass, grapefruit and some mango. The finish was bitter. A descent one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (375) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a clear caramel brown with a beige head. Woody, malty aroma with a sweet citrus finish. Taste has some bitter citrus peel, oak wood, and a healthy dose of nz hops. Appropriately titled. I enjoyed this but I can imagine many wouldn’t.


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