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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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unknown

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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, weíve used all English malts in the grist and a bold English bittering hop in the boil.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BungEye (26) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
I was expecting to have a numb tongue with this name. However the bitterness is subtle (itís there but just perfectly balanced with the malt). A great example of a NZ IPA obviously influenced by APAís

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (713) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Great beer. Smells like a beer, looks like a beer, tastes like a beer. You canít go wrong with that!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1885) - 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 (13138) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (365) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 21, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 330ml bottle.Very nice. If I blind tasted this I would have guessed it was an APA. Delicious fruity, resiny, piney hop flavour. Hop aroma just keeps on giving. Good bitterness, essence of tangerine or grapefruit peel in the aftertaste. Re-rate: Iíve had about a dozen of these now and Iím really starting to think of it as my All-Terrain-Vehicle of beers. It tastes good any time with anything, itís a steadfast rock of a beer and I love it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (777) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 6, 2013
Nice full hopped beer that is not overtly bitter. Parrotdog seem to be making beers that are very drinkable, but I do question if they are "special" enough that people fall in love with them.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nysa67 (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
2 litre Growler from brewery drunk over two days. Fresh hoppy aroma. Bitterness and malt nicely balanced. Quite a full body but very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of nelson hops, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of nelson hops, caramel, and malt, leading to a very bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Cookie. Nice and fruity, with great balance. Caramel, cherries, grass in the aroma. Taste is sweet and bitter, very well balanced; long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.


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