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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LesArgen (306) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2016
A full-bodied IPA with a really nice aroma of grapefruit, peach, pine resin, honey and lychee. The bitterness is balanced in the mouth with a little bread and honey. Perhaps a slight wateriness is the only downside.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 [8395-20160530] Tap. Light leafy fruit aroma. Clear, orange body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter grainy hop leaf and light citrus notes in the flavour. Medium body. Good, nice balance. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(@ ParrotDog brewery, Wellington, NZ)

[8462B-20160608] 330mL bottle. Tree resin and orange peel oil aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter orange oil malt flavour. Medium-full body. Lovely. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(w/ beerhugger, jercraigs, Jordan)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
2016-05-30. Dark amber body with a nice beige head. 3+ Aroma of caramel malt, mild hop character. Flavour is fairly bitter up front, green hops and moderate fruit and green hops over a strong caramel malt base. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Tasty but much too malty for my preference for an IPA. 7/4/7/3/1415 Sampled at/bottle from Parrotdog, Wellington, NZ.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (260) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 6, 2016
Pours a reddish copper color. Aroma is filled with floral and tropical hops. A rather heavy malt profile with toffee sweetness notes. The aggressive hop finish is the strong point though. Think passion fruit and orange blossoms. Really good but closer to a double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1268) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2016
(Bottle) Pours hazy amber brown with big dense pale tan head. Lovely aroma, mainly pine with hints of citrus. Medium body with plenty of nice soft carbonation. Great taste, with plenty going on. There’s pleasant light toffee sweetness apparent at the start. Refreshing fruity flavours emerge and a replaced with a developing hoppy bitterness that lasts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (719) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2016
Aroma: caramel, floral hop App: reddish amber, touch hazy, just tan head Flavour: toasty malt, big hop, floral notes Palate: medium length finish bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2016
Aroma of citrus and hops, pours a clear copper color with an off white lasting head with nice lacing. The bitterness somewhat overwhelms the taste and you just get a hint of oily resin, malt and citrus. Full bodied oily feel with a lasting bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2016
Good solid ipa golden brown & frothy aroma is hops bit malty tastes bitter as all hops hint of citrus malty background & a tangy bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
canadiankiwi (139) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2016
Poured from tap. Dark copper. Medium head. I picked this beer off of its name. It’s quite enjoyable exceeded my expectations. - a good hop and malt mix which leaves lingering bitterness

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc280 (46) - - DEC 12, 2015
Interesting this gets a better rating than the Bloodhound. I’d drink the Bloodhound over this, but it is still a good beer. Pours, a clear copper colour with a beige head that hangs around nicely. I don’t get the aroma that many others have in their reviews. To me mostly grassy pine. Medium body that does come through with a bitter punch at the end. Overall, good not great. Go the Bloodhound.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android


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