buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm chocolate and orange hop aroma. Deep red colouring. At first I was a bit taken aback by how sweet it was in the mouth, so rich and malty, but there’s a orange-chocolate hoppiness going on back there. It looks and smells like an amber ale, but the complexity of the malt and fullness of the hops almost makes me think of a light-black IPA! It’s lovely. Fresh and fulling, a great sipper.
tombutlin (184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fine Red IPA, with a distinctly tan coloured head and amber hue. Citrus hop aroma and fine malt heart. My only quibble is that the aroma vanished after a couple of sips
JoshRaburn (110) - - NOV 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hoppy US style ale. Kind of similar to brewdog’s Old Pony Club I think (the best of BD’s range imo). Nice balance of malt and citrus sharp hops.
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poors a very nice clear dark copper. Aroma is of slight fruity hops and roasted grain. Taste is nice full body with a smooth but lingering bitterness. Tasty crisp filling beer.
willisread (2018) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared a tasting (Thanks Eric!). Clear copper with a small white head. Huge mango nose with some pineapple, peach and papaya. Juicy tropical fruit with some light caramel and toffee as it warms up on the palate. Nice bitterness, but not overly so but a very hoppy amber. Crisp and clean finish. Excellent amber.
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice clear reddy brown with tan head. Aroma is citrusy, hints of caramel and smoke. Taste is caramel, grapefruit, some dark sugar, hint of licorice. Bitterness is moderately high. Medium body, light carbonation. Overall full flavoured amber ale, possibly a little heavy and high abv for a session ale but well worth a try.
mkel07 (4879) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Nice full bodied Amber ale with nutty and biscuit malt aroma. Just the slightest hint of sweetness in the flavour. Sits in the mouth well.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep murky golden brown with an enduring head, the aroma is malty roasted spicey citrus, similar flavours combine really well, finishing with an ideal tasty bitter hoppyness
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of roasted malts, copper-red creamy large head which settled and lasted, hoppy and malty flavous of caramel and grass with a mild bitter aftertaste, medium body smooth easy drinking ale, very good.
Muggus69 (1906) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle BB 16/02/14
Reddish amber body, slight haze, big off-white foam.
Good nose to it; biscuity, toffee, nutty malts with unripe tropical fruits, melons, resiny leaves and pepper hop character.
Full body, moderate carbonation, slightly oily texture.
Delivers a solid dose of nutty, biscuity malt paired well with plenty of spicy, leafy green fruit hops. Firm bitterness on dry finish.
Nice NZ style Amber
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It really tastes more like an IPA to me, maybe let it warm in your hand for a while to let the malt flavours come through.