mrjez (479) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 Bottle from CBB.
L: Pours a brownish amber, with a small beige head and a little lacing.
S: strong aromatic hop presence, pine, mango, citrus, and a caramel sweetness.
T: delicious. Has a strong malt backbone and a building bitterness, which balances nice with the pine and fruity notes.
F: slightly chewy from the malt, a good body and rolls across the palate nicely. Plenty of bitterness for hop heads.
O: a strong malt body, not just relying on surface smells and flavours but providing a solid drinking experience.
jonno (2524) - JAPAN - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pineapple, lychee, mango with a smooth citrus base. A little heavier in the body than a WCIPA, but less sweet, so higher drink ability. A superb beer. Enjoyed this more than the 8 wired Supercharger that followed, which is no slouch.
Nick_Collins (4) - QLD, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at The Birmingham Hotel in Melbourne, on tap. Not a big fan of IPA but loved it.
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Draft at Dukes in Wellington. Clear deep amber color, medium white head. Aroma of grassy pine. Taste is bitter and resiny pine. Tasty.
Teratora (4) - - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, Tonic bar (NZ). Pours hazy orange/golden. Medium short-lasting head. Aroma pine and citrus. Taste slightly bitter. A little carbonated. Otherwise a pleasant beer =)
tombutlin (237) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2016 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. Not a heavy hitter, but definitely suitable for a session
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 (1192) - 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 (2770) - 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.