ShaneJ (727) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Rangi (640) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hawthorne00 (2832) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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 (it’s there but just perfectly balanced with the malt). A great example of a NZ IPA obviously influenced by APA’s
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 (821) - 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 can’t go wrong with that!
Jimthechap (2057) - 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 (13539) - 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.