shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Earthy, citra, twigs, citrus. Taste is pretty bitter, very earthy again. Not so sure about this.
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a clear deep amber with a lacy whIte head. New Zealand hops, tropical, mango, guava on the aroma. Flavor has a toffee caramel malt base which yields to hop bitterness. Medium plus body, a tad syrupy. Pretty good but not a standout.
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear copper with a light beige head that lasts throughout. Terrific lacing. Mango, pineapple and papaya with some catpiss all over the nose. Good balance with some caramel malt flavor along with more tropical fruit and grapefruit pith on the palate. As it warms some orange comes out as well. Quite bitter on the palate. Long, lingering dry and bitter finish with some light orange gelato zing as well. Fantastic.
mrjez (193) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from CBB.
L: Pours a brownish amber, with a small beige head and a little lacing.
S: strong aromatic hop presence, pine, mango, citrus, and a caramel sweetness.
T: delicious. Has a strong malt backbone and a building bitterness, which balances nice with the pine and fruity notes.
F: slightly chewy from the malt, a good body and rolls across the palate nicely. Plenty of bitterness for hop heads.
O: a strong malt body, not just relying on surface smells and flavours but providing a solid drinking experience.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pineapple, lychee, mango with a smooth citrus base. A little heavier in the body than a WCIPA, but less sweet, so higher drink ability. A superb beer. Enjoyed this more than the 8 wired Supercharger that followed, which is no slouch.
Nick_Collins (4) - QLD, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at The Birmingham Hotel in Melbourne, on tap. Not a big fan of IPA but loved it.
Travlr (17671) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Draft at Dukes in Wellington. Clear deep amber color, medium white head. Aroma of grassy pine. Taste is bitter and resiny pine. Tasty.
Teratora (4) - - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, Tonic bar (NZ). Pours hazy orange/golden. Medium short-lasting head. Aroma pine and citrus. Taste slightly bitter. A little carbonated. Otherwise a pleasant beer =)
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and grass, flowing into a broad and complex bitterness that lasts long after the final drop. Slightly cloudy. A strong head robbed it of a little aroma, but overall very enjoyable.
GlassBrass440 (309) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with persistent white head. Aromas of tropical fruits, but lighter than I would like. Flavour is of fruity hops and yeast esters. Biscuity malts and a clean, crisp, intense bitterness in the finish that lasts forever. The medium light body makes it more than drinkable.