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


on tap

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - AUG 4, 2012
From tap at The Taphaus, Wellington. Nice lemony hop on the nose, round, rich and bitter in the mouth. Lingeringly lovely aftertaste. A really well balanced IPA, no one element driving out the other, and delivers the hops without killing the tastebuds. Great for a warm sunny afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15383) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell - London. Cheers to Big Dave! Pours clear, reddish gold with a frothy, white head. The nose holds light grapefruit and pien. Light to medium sweet flavor, a little earthy, with bitter citrus rind and dry bread. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Moderately dry on the finish, with notes of citrus, bread and pine. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2015
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo. Earthy, citra, twigs, citrus. Taste is pretty bitter, very earthy again. Not so sure about this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1301) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - AUG 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nick_Collins (4) - QLD, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2015 does not count
Had at The Birmingham Hotel in Melbourne, on tap. Not a big fan of IPA but loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teratora (4) - - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
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 =)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2015
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.

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