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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
simdevmat (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
Great tasting IPA, if you enjoy the Tutatara APA then you will enjoy this one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Cookie. Nice and fruity, with great balance. Caramel, cherries, grass in the aroma. Taste is sweet and bitter, very well balanced; long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (316) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 21, 2013
UPDATED: APR 14, 2013 330ml bottle.Very nice. If I blind tasted this I would have guessed it was an APA. Delicious fruity, resiny, piney hop flavour. Hop aroma just keeps on giving. Good bitterness, essence of tangerine or grapefruit peel in the aftertaste. Re-rate: I’ve had about a dozen of these now and I’m really starting to think of it as my All-Terrain-Vehicle of beers. It tastes good any time with anything, it’s a steadfast rock of a beer and I love it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (578) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep amber, slight haze, solid lasting head, fruity, orange/citrus, grassy, pine/resin, caramel/toffee malt, quite bitter finish. Loved this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at The Scratch. Great ipa with loads of pine needle aromas with some floral hop aromas also in the mix. Full in the mouth and flavour lingers on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alectron (30) - - APR 20, 2013
Very nice, every day IPA with a great balance and only a slight bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bgb1991 (119) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (65) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duncanneilson (7) - - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
One of my favourites and a great Wellington brew, bitter as the name suggests but with some complementary sweetness and malt. Plenty of hops. Delish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.


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