beer-yum (1211) - Wellington, - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Restrained tropical fruit aroma in an amber copper pour. Hop forward balance with a full body and sustained bitter finish. An excellent local (NZ) example of the style.
Luvystypotables (1461) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus and hops, pours a clear copper color with an off white lasting head with nice lacing. The bitterness somewhat overwhelms the taste and you just get a hint of oily resin, malt and citrus. Full bodied oily feel with a lasting bitter finish.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good solid ipa golden brown & frothy aroma is hops bit malty tastes bitter as all hops hint of citrus malty background & a tangy bitter finish
canadiankiwi (133) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from tap. Dark copper. Medium head. I picked this beer off of its name. It’s quite enjoyable exceeded my expectations. - a good hop and malt mix which leaves lingering bitterness
Marc280 (43) - - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting this gets a better rating than the Bloodhound. I’d drink the Bloodhound over this, but it is still a good beer. Pours, a clear copper colour with a beige head that hangs around nicely. I don’t get the aroma that many others have in their reviews. To me mostly grassy pine. Medium body that does come through with a bitter punch at the end. Overall, good not great. Go the Bloodhound.
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Leighton (17461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
shoulderbroken (3449) - 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 (4040) - 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 (2018) - 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 (347) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2016 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 (2419) - 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.