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ParrotDog PitBull

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Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Inspired by the style-stamping IPAs brewed on the US West Coast, this beer begins with a huge, pungent US hop aroma leaping out of an equally sized rich, golden malt base. Followed by an enormous hop kick, it then ends in a dry, lingering bitterness. A seriously hop-filled IPA, which does not back down.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1642) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at pomeroys, christchurch nz. Clear amber color, white head. Super hoppy and fruity aroma. Nice crispy taste, lot of hops and fruits. Some malty sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (692) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from Beer Cartel (June 2014). Dark amber/copper, 2cm off-white head, big, brash hop forward ale, pine, peach, grapefruit/citrus, mild sweet caramel, medium body, thick texture, dry, resinous bitter finish. Quite good.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
Tried off the tap at the Fine Wine Delivery Co. Enjoyable if you like big American hops, personally not to my style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2240) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Has a bright hop flavor over a bit of muted caramel. Bitter finish with some harsh citrus hop notes. . Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours dark amber, almost copper with a large white head. Nose shows pine, apple, peach and orange blossom along with some sweet malt. Aggressive flavours, lots of grapefruit, not much else in terms of hops. Big hop bitterness though. Some malt but nowhere near enough to fight the bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (4037) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from Scratch Bar 080814. Sweet malty red coppery looking beer. Hops combine well with the maltiness of the beer to give it some flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2555) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
At just on cool and into a tulip glass. It looks good. Impressive, dense foam atop a mildly hazed, burnished copper body. Well conditioned with excellent head retention and residual lace. Resinous, whole hop nose reminiscent of a pineforest in Spring. Sappy, herbaceous and piney with floral and citrus notes abound. Creamy to oily and soft on the palate. Full bodied with plenty of length. All hops initially; piney and resinous like the nose with a raspy, herbal and floral bitterness. Rose petals and pot pourri dominate the palate with a heavy camphorous note in the swallow. Esters are in high form and alcohol is well masked by the big body and aggressive hops. Biscuity, toffee brittle malts add a chewy nuttiness to it, balancing it out well. Grapefruit plays a huge part too, especially late into drinking. This is quite a mouthful of good ale. Balanced to a ’T’ and offering a complexity to it to set it apart from other APA’s. Another great beer from this brewer. (33cL, BB 14/10/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit driven with lots of sweet malts and resin. Taste is sticky hop resin with exploding grapefruit. Quite sweet for an American ipa. Still a good drop though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3415) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
Tap at Cookie. Pours closer to an amber ale. Looks good though! Nose is full of tropical fruit especially pineapple with quite a heavy balancing dose of caramel malts. Taste is probably a little too on the sticky resinous side to be a quaffer but the fruit driven hops work nicely here. A pretty good drop

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (492) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2014
This looks, smells and appears to have a lot more than it has,and it has a lot of a burst of things in a burst and not a measured way, which is disappointing. There is an averageness about what it has without any emphasis. It;s not bad, but it is in a crowded field of good.


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