kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is good, the body is very cloudy. It smells hoppy, creamy, bitter, malty, The taste is hoparomatic flowery, bitter, bit boring and stale 3.0
sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a decent, quickly receding head. Very fragrant nose with tropical fruits. Fairly dark colour for an IPA, amber, a bit cloudy, which is a good thing. Nice and bitter, fruity and piney . Rather soft carbonation, and a good body. Great local craft beer.
alectron (30) - - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautifully fruity nose; pineapple, mangoes, pears, peaches. Nice head & red appearance. Palate more piney & bitter, very bitter at that muich less fruit, but doesn’t get more extreme in the finish fortunately. More pine & some fruits ()mostly pineapple) now, also a bit of soapyness.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tropical fruit dominates this, but is balanced by a lasting piney bitterness. quite delicious actually.
Zeke_NZL (32) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: resin, citrus. Appearance: golden to amber with a white head that quickly dissapates to a lingering thin film. Taste: very bitter, light sweetness. Palate: medium body, lively, long bitter finish. Overall: an enjoyable beer great on a hot or cold day or anythng in between.
drpimento (2395) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a toughie. Seems more like a hoppy amber v whichever IPA. Served a tad cold n w/ small foamy frothy cream colored head that settled down m sum lace. Color is clear amber. Aroma is mainly burnt sugar w/ hop n a little fruit. Flavors simlr to nose w/ gud balance. Finish is like flavor avg length very drinkable.
Jimthechap (1925) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted off tap at Cassel’s and Sons The Brewery. The first and most striking thing is the colour. Shy of digging out the Dulux colour chart, it’s a lustrous yellow-gold and despite the head fading into the glass in short time, it is a good looking pint. The aromas are of tropical fruit, dehydrated papaya and a nod to spruce cones. The aroma draws you in, which is all you can ask for. Flavours dwell mainly on those fruits and pine resin flavours and there’s a full ’someone just stuck a skewer through the sides of my tongue’ bitterness - not dangerously overwhelming like a lot of West Coast IPAs, but it’s definite, it’s there and it’s enduring. The finish is long lasting and certainly invites another pint... which it did. An extremely enjoyable pint from start to finish.