Jimthechap (1624) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gorgeous golden pint with a white cap of head and plenty of sparkle. The aroma is floral with banana passionfruit, ginger, hibiscus and honey. A pinchy sherbety mouthfeel with tangy citrus and a zestful bittrness. It finishes with ginger, lemon zest and grapefruit aplenty. Love the lower abv - viva el session pint!
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg - Tap Haus, Wellington. Poured a clear golden straw yellow with a fine, mostly fading white head. Just what I had been looking for: a crisp, well hopped, amply malted pale ale at low, sessionable ABV. A lightly floral sweetness to an otherwise fruit-forward-styled pale. Good stone and citrus fruit characters gently supplemented by biscuity, toasty pale malts. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a soft, modest length finish on a crisp, firmly-textured palate. Wonderfully drinkable, clean and fresh stuff.
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Superb example of the low alcohol IPA style that does not leave one thinking it is a little ’thin’. Definitely at the top, if not the head, of the class.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is good, the body blond and clear. It smells hoparomatic, bit bitter, malty. The taste is a bit hoppy, malty, bit mild. Good for 3.5%. 3.4