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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (499) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep amber, slight haze, solid lasting head, fruity, orange/citrus, grassy, pine/resin, caramel/toffee malt, quite bitter finish. Loved this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3216) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
Blocky head creamy colour deep misty amber pour medium carbonation and the aromas crisp hops biscuit honey sweetness flavours pine grapefruit biscuit strong bitter lemon rich caramel the finish strong citrus the best aftertastes grapefruit lemon maltiness strong bitter finish good ale lovely sweetness for balance

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (567) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
I like it when the beer delivers what it states on the bottle its going to deliver. The beer was bitter and because of this I found it great and refreshing. Lacked a little in the flavour and aroma department but I really liked it regardless.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
Smells and looks great. Good hop presence but just too bitter, making the beer unbalanced - you could only have one. Still a good beer overall.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Just hazy amber with a modest beige head. Pungent grassy/ tropical/ zesty citrus Kiwi hop aroma. Lots of biting aromatics, meek plainish caramel, thumpingly bitter finish. Bit of a chainsaw on a chopstick, this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BungEye (24) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
I was expecting to have a numb tongue with this name. However the bitterness is subtle (it’s there but just perfectly balanced with the malt). A great example of a NZ IPA obviously influenced by APA’s

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alectron (30) - - APR 20, 2013
Very nice, every day IPA with a great balance and only a slight bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Great beer. Smells like a beer, looks like a beer, tastes like a beer. You can’t go wrong with that!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1620) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2013
Has it really taken me this long to review BitterBitch? Firstly, I am pleased to note the ubiquity of the beer on taps in Wellington. Secondly, I am also pleased to note the lusty hopping of this beer that made a decision not to have another while there were other beers to review all the more difficult. Pleasant niffs of grapefruit and resin abound, carried over intot he flavours of this light golden coloured pint. Plenty of zesty bitterness carries this beer on the palate. A good exemplar of the style and so I was doubly pleased to see it in more bars than mainstream lagers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Dark amber-brown and hazy. Nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, crystal malt, taste is lightly hoppy, med bitterness that is quite clean. Less crystal than the aroma, though it comes out more in the finish. Good balance.


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