buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Luvystypotables (1460) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A malt aroma with a hint of citrus, pours a clear caramel color with a short lasting white head. A funky sweet taste with notes of malt and caramel. Medium body and a lightly bitter finish.
canadiankiwi (133) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Amber with slight frothy head. Sweet malt smell and taste. Weirdly smells like kool aid. Malt taste with a smallllll amount of hop finish.
willisread (2017) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear, straw gold with a small white head that lingers throughout. Very nice lacing as well. Mango, passion fruit and peach on the nose with some light melon notes as well. Medium body with very soft carbonation. Toffee-like malts are there with good fruit forward hops, but not dominant. Very well-balanced and interesting take on a British pale. Lightly bitter finish with some piney, resinous notes.
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows soft floral and grassy hops and a bit of biscuity malt.
Flavours include biscuity and bready malt alongside some more of the floral and grassy hops.
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
luvly aroma of fruit & hops as poured gold & frothy well balanced malty hoppy flavours with a tasty bitter finish glad I’ve got 3 more
tombutlin (184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was quite a nice beer, but I had just finished a Parrotdog Bitterbitch, so this really was the younger sibling, who tries hard but will never beat the original. Think Owen and Ben Franks, or Sam and assorted other Whitelock brothers.
TedE (811) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABS Sydney. Excellent hoppy nose. Golden beer with solid white head. Many fine bubbles. Mineral water feel, great hoppy bitterness. Citric finish. Really good, moreish.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
While I would generally say this is a rather standard, non-description English pale ale I would also add that it is quite well done and would not let you down upon having a glass. Lightly malty with crisp hops. Pleasant.
pollololo (2) - - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Why talk about beer with the usual ’the aroma is this, and it looks like this?. I trust you can view the beer for yourself and draw your own conclusions. I drink this beer every time I wait at Wellington airport, which is every few months or so. It is a very English beer, in that you can sip at it for an hour or more, as you wait out your airport time (or are at your local pub, presumably with bowl of pickled things at hand). It is not unpleasant warm: it has a complex clove-like taste. The hops are sharp yet understated, like herringbone.
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma more fruity than citrus, some pine. Taste is grapefruit and sweet pale malt to balance. Bitterness moderate. Great full mouthfeel. Enjoyable pale ale.