Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: Amber Ale
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
A citrusy NZ hopped aroma featuring a hint of roasted malt is supported by full-bodied, red coloured malt base and a pleasant NZ hopped bitterness to round off. A big, malty red ale uplifted with a generous amount of hops.

Pdubyah's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pdubyah (641) - Auckland, - MAR 16, 2013
the Orange aroma shocks the nose every time, the nice amount of bittery hops is nice, and I’d easily go aonother, and I think this would fit will with some tasty food, as it would bring something to the deal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (358) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is all spicy hops and a little pine. Flavour is big pine, then spice and toast. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
[8396-20160530] Tap. Grainy fruit aroma. Clear, orange red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Fruity grains malt flavour has a light sweet finish that doesn’t linger. Medium body. Good, nice balance. (7/4/8/3/15) 3.7
(@ ParrotDog brewery, Wellington, NZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
2016-05-30. Dark red-brown body, nice head. 3+ Aroma of malt and moderate fruity hop character. Flavour starts with a sweet malt introduction but finishes on the dry side, moderate bitterness and fruity hops. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. I’d almost prefer this over the Bitterbitch if in a malty mood. Surprisingly quaffable. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Sampled at Parrotdog, Wellington, NZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (231) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2015
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (110) - - NOV 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2014
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

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