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

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RATINGS: 57   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12627) - 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 (308) - 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: I’ve had about a dozen of these now and I’m really starting to think of it as my All-Terrain-Vehicle of beers. It tastes good any time with anything, it’s 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 (698) - 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 (29335) - 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 (1928) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at The Scratch. Great ipa with loads of pine needle aromas with some floral hop aromas also in the mix. Full in the mouth and flavour lingers on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
Amber in color with big white head. Piney hope aroma. Bold citrus flavours. Very cool.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
simdevmat (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
Great tasting IPA, if you enjoy the Tutatara APA then you will enjoy this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (881) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2012
Heres an IPA which is not overly complex, yet very enjoyable. Rigger from the brewery. Pour is deep amber gold, with a little head which gives good lacing. Aromas are resiney piney hops, floral and honey. Quite full bodied, a touch chewy even, not overwhelming hoppy in the middle, good malt backbone with a rising intensity of bitterness in the finish. Quite well balanced and very drinkable.


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