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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.


Pdubyah's rating

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pdubyah (593) - Auckland, - MAR 19, 2013
It’s not startlingly good or bad, it’s a bit thin and without body, But it is nicely balanced on the hops. Not a beer that you’d be happy to session with as it would bore you.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1454) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (131) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 11, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1923) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2601) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (605) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2015
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombutlin (176) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2556) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
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.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pollololo (2) - - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Earplay (51) - 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.


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