GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GuideDogSaint (1138) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice caramel malt, lightly boozy, full of flavorful rustic bitterness. Finishes dry. Fill it up again, please.
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Pdubyah (614) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 .
Muggus69 (2023) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
gyllenbock (7306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
stoutnick (826) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malty look to this IPA. Aroma is very earthy - definitely more English style on this bugger. Taste is the same with malts leading to charge; very resinous and thick. Palate is bitterness without much fruit or sweetness. Not a keeper for me, especially with so many nice fruity NZ IPAs out there.