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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: 55   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of nelson hops, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of nelson hops, caramel, and malt, leading to a very bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
27th January 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle thanks to big Dave. Chars! Hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and very airy. Light sweetish malt. Little lactose. Mild hop skunk and spice and then tangerine led tropical fruits. Softish airy finish. Mildly bitter fruity linger. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13294) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2014
Bottle at Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku. Cloudy brown - white head. Nice hoppy, oiley hoppy, buttery bisquit, grapey notes, knækbrød, ok bitterness, hash aroma, rsin, light piney notes......

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Dark amber-brown and hazy. Nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, crystal malt, taste is lightly hoppy, med bitterness that is quite clean. Less crystal than the aroma, though it comes out more in the finish. Good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7955) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7888) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6326) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6188) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3319) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3183) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
Blocky head creamy colour deep misty amber pour medium carbonation and the aromas crisp hops biscuit honey sweetness flavours pine grapefruit biscuit strong bitter lemon rich caramel the finish strong citrus the best aftertastes grapefruit lemon maltiness strong bitter finish good ale lovely sweetness for balance


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