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

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RATINGS: 59   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Lovely nose. Great grassy hops, floral, slightly mineral, great grass. Some tobacco. Glowing orange-amber. Dirty grassy, earthy flavor. Very bitter. Silky and full but light. A bit too bitter I would say, but nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (7396) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to Dave. It pours deep orange-amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is caramel, candy, toast, tropical fruits, five alive fruit juice, orange Chewits and a slight metallic twang. The taste is toasty,wood, orange peel, brown bread, earth, watery and metal. Lightish body and moderate carbonation. Nice on the nose, but a touch thin on the palate. Decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bubble gum, resin, grapefruit, mandarin orange hops in the nose with little malt character. Medium body, semi-sweet, highly bitter to the point of being astringent. Pine sap, green onion and garlic show up as it opens, to join the grapefruit, gum and fruit cocktail. Malt is savory, carbonation fine, again the mouth feel is the highlight. Lightly hazed amber with a short white head. From bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle split at Craft Clerko, big thanks to Dave Wingman Willis, 27/01/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head. Nose is skunky hops, Mary Jane Wanna notes - oh so hoibal, caramel malt, bitter orange. Taste comprises earthy hops, bitter orange, light spice, lemon rind, caramel. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, grassy bitterness in the closure. Ok IPA but a few notches from dem higher up draws!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viter (34) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2014
(Bottle) Very good beer. Nice amber colour, rich thick head. You can almost smell the bitterness as soon as you open the bottle (as well as weed). The taste is excactly what you would expect from the name "BitterBitch". Almost like liquid hop with just a little fruitiness in the background. Very nice IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyleCameron (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2014
High bitterness, good malt body to hold it up. The bitterness is the focus though. Aroma is mainly malty but with a good amount of hop aroma. The beer is focused and out of a bottle, is very hard to beat. These guys have a bright future in the industry if they can knock a few more beers like this out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2128) - 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 (1753) - 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 (559) - 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 (1403) - 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.


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