BungEye (26) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
alectron (30) - - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice, every day IPA with a great balance and only a slight bitterness.
beer-yum (713) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Great beer. Smells like a beer, looks like a beer, tastes like a beer. You canít go wrong with that!
Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DylansDad (365) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
omega (777) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Nysa67 (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 litre Growler from brewery drunk over two days. Fresh hoppy aroma. Bitterness and malt nicely balanced. Quite a full body but very drinkable.
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.