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

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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, weíve used all English malts in the grist and a bold English bittering hop in the boil.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
andyfla99 (12) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2012
Strong floral flavour and also vegetive rhubarb-like character, a little spice - black pepper or cinnamon. Overwhelmingly floral. Malt flavour is difficult to find, so the beer is a bit unbalanced for me. Quite dry. Would prefer more sweetness from a bigger malt character, and Iíd like to know what hop profile is involved as Iím struggling to recognise the hop aroma and no sign of dry hopping so I suspect (as the name suggests) the majority of hops are towards the start of the boil. On the hop aroma thing Iím really wondering whatís involved because itís very different to your regular hoppy ale, again very floral.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Tap @ Galbraithís (09/11). Clear, light amber pour with a short white soapy head leaving sparse lace. Pleasing pine and fruity hop nose. Medium body and carbonation. Resin, pineapple, toast and tea. Medium grapefruit finish. Great balance for an APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3146) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2011
amber brown color. Big fresh hoppy nose. Small dollop of butterscotch in the mouth with apricots, citrus and apples. Moderate bitter finish. Well balanced. More of an extra pale ale, than an ipa. Very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2011
Taster at Beervana NZ. "Bitter" - thatís an understatement. Hop head heaven.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopObessaison (21) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2011
Tap from Beervana - lovely aroma, awesome level of bitterness and a solid flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 On tap at Beer Quartet. Pours opaque copper with a small beige head. Nice nose of balanced caramel malts and citrus hops. The malts back this one very well. Caramel/toffee malts which succumb to a lingering citrus and hop bitterness with great length. Fantastic beer for their first one. They won the Beer of Choice at Beervana 3 out of the 4 sessions and I think they thoroughly deserved that accolade


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