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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1389) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
On tap at the Fork & Brewer in Wellington in Dec. 2013. Body displays coarse carbonation; medium clear amber with a fairly durable bone head. Feel: Medium+ body; near medium carbonation; smooth O: Bitter indeed, but not without aromatic hops too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
Commercial descriptor is very fair and accurate. Bitterness is very obvious but well controlled. Toffee malts kick in late, lending a layer of sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (435) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
Amber pour, slightly hazy, with an off white, decent head. Malt, pineapple, mango aromas. Big malty taste, then follows through with pine and fruity bitterness. Really like it - very balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1204) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a hazy amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, biscuity notes, citrus with plenty of hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a solid bitter hop finish. Damn good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1156) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (5-Oct-13) Pineapple, spicy and light veg aroma. Murky amber red colour, poor head and suds lacing. Veggie light caramel malt spicy flavour. Big bitter pine herbal aniseed finish and spicy capsicum pine aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (230) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
Pours orange golden clear without much head. Aroma is sweet caramel slight floral hops. Taste is nutty and bitter. Aftertaste is nutty and flattens out. Dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2013
The head is good, the body brown-orange. It smells hoppy, bit bitter, malty, aromatic, fruity. The taste is malty, intensive hoparomatic, fruity, bitter. Good 12/13/12/12/-/12

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (55) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive. My first ever Parrot Dog beer as I’d read about the Bitch before. Nice IPA with a very hoppy taste and just the right amount of malt. Nice aroma. Good linger on the palate with the bitterness as described that stays with you. A very good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmmarshall (15) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2013
Nice english/nz ipa. Sweet aromas. Light caramel malt that combines well with the grassy/piney hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgb1991 (101) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2013
Aroma does not give away much for me. Appearance is about as cloudy as they come while keeping a golden colour. If bitter is what you are after there are better beers but this beer balances classic malt character with a sharp bitter finish, a well balanced beer.


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