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Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: English Pale Ale
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing, fruity New Zealand-hopped aroma floats aloft a golden coloured English malt base and culminates in a smooth New Zealand-hopped bitterness. An easy drinking pale ale, showcasing both malt and hops in unbiased amounts.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 5, 2013
Mmmm, nice. Rich chestnut colour, frothy clean head. Nutty hops float into the noise, moist and grassy. Smooth, easy drinking, rich subtly sweet ale carrying a lot of rich flavoursome hops. This is a nice pale ale; not extravagant, not silly, just does what it says on the tin - hops, malt and smoothness. Nice indeed.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Earplay (35) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma more fruity than citrus, some pine. Taste is grapefruit and sweet pale malt to balance. Bitterness moderate. Great full mouthfeel. Enjoyable pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkel07 (3727) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique July 2013. Golden amber colour with a soft white head. Malt driven but not overly flavoursome.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 15, 2014
Looks Ok with little to no head. Moderate fruity aroma- There’s guavas in there! Superbly balanced in the mouth and all works well. A good ale.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (223) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
It has a really nice, dusty aroma of grapefruits, rockmelon, musk stick and a hint of dust. The hops are prominent but very smooth in the mouth. The main letdown is that it’s a little watery and a little short.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle at Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku. Clear amber - white head. Lovely hoppy aroma, orange, sweetness, light berrie notes, knækbrød, light hashish, some bitterness, oatey notes, ok body, amber malts. light dusty. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (380) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014
Dark golden orange with a white head. Nose is passion fruit and citrus. Flavor is orange marmalade, caramel, pineapple, with a bitter and slightly piney finish. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2014 Bottle. Lightly hazed orange amber with a short head. Has a strong orange marmalade Cascade hop aroma with softer touches of pine resin, spice mix, celery seed, leafy greens and grapefruit softened slightly by a faint yeast note. Medium body, semi-sweet with moderate bitterness. Creamy and fluffy carbonation delivers juicy hop oils across the tongue in a velvet soft washing. Exceptionally clean with salivating juiciness brought on by nectary hops and Maris Otter-like malt (a guess but it has that pastry and cherry and toast character that I love in that malt). Lovely stuff beginning to end. ParrotDog is proving themselves adept at making clean, soft, characterful beers.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KyleCameron (21) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2013
A body that wasn’t, even from a lighter ABV I expected a little more from this beer. The Hops are well expressed and a bit of an "Orangie" note is the prevailing aroma. The saving grace really, a session beer aimed at being a top end session beer. I think it falls short in a few ways.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brodies_Best (259) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle from D4 Wellington. Pours orange amber with slight white head. Aroma is of orange juice, peach ice tea and floral hops. Taste is citrus with a dry bitter finish. Citrus aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
The head is good, the body brown. It smells sweet, hoppy, aromatic, bit dry. The taste is hoparomatic, dry, bitter, flowery.


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