greig (253) - Hamilton, - AUG 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Twisted Hop in Christchurch. An incredible and unique aroma. Possibly the sharpest hop aroma I’ve smelled in a beer. A good solid IPA, though perhaps a little harsh on the palate. I like it, though others might not, due to the intense bitterness and hop profile. Good, just a little lacking in subtlety.
ciaranc (369) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost forgot this brewery existed, they are totally disengaged from the craft beer scene in NZ, no social media, no festivals, nothing. Which is mental, because their beers are among the best in the country. Poured from their beautiful 500ml bottle, which is a work of art in itself, this one is a dark amber and looks great. Aroma is big piney, resinous hops, with highlights of molasses and caramel from the malt backbone. Mouthfeel is really smooth, perfectly carbonated for the style. Taste is dry and malty sweetness, well balanced with this distinctive hop, which follows the aroma perfectly, finish is long and bitter. An excellent IIPA.
fletchfighters (821) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Poured a dark orange brown color (almost rust like). Nice reverse cascading off white head that grew to one finger in height and held its form well. Very little visible carbonation and just small rings of lacing through drinking.
S-- Candied citrus. Mostly Lemon and orange, grapefruit and pine in the background. Small amount of oily residue smell. Much sweeter than other DIPA’s that I have had and not as bold. A lot of carmel smell in this.
T-- Juicy Orange and peach forward taste. The peach is very unique and nice. Peach really resonates in this. More crisp than aggressive to me. Pine and grapefruit are there but are much more muted and do not attack like other DIPA’s do.
M-- Low carbonation and crisp feel to this. Touches of carmel are present and the grapefruit and pine are middle to the back of the feel. Peach just stands out in this though.
D-- Alcohol becomes present in this about halfway through this. Still very drinkable and can have 2 of these easily. Can tell this was thought out well. As the beer is very well balanced in the hop and in the malt taste and feel. Not in your face like US DIPA’s are. Different and well done.
maneliquor (1562) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Going off old notes. Bottle from Mane Liquor. Deep amber with a small white head. Easy going aroma of stone fruits and deep toffee. The taste is ripe and vibrant stone fruits backed by sweet toffee. Exceptionally creamy mouth feel. Good ipa
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Marlborough Pale Ale
Date: September 16, 2011
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: opaque rust, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dry and earthy aroma, light fruityness, spicy, musty
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, earthy, balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from warners bottleshop. first thing that hits you is the hops. still not as hoppy as i was expecting, but it is a few weeks past the best before date on the bottom. flavours of fresh grass and grapefruit dominate, with a sweet caramel malt backing, followed through at the end by a piney bitterness. quite nice, wouldve been fantastic fresh i imagine!
FlyingWombat (21) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into tulip glass, a golden-amber colour, very consistant but with no head. Good hoppy aroma with pine. Taste if of a great big IPA with rich malt...but in the mouth it is far too soft and the carbonation is way too long. Did I get a bottle that was just too old...? Plenty drinkable but was expecting more from this excellent Brewery.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a tiny beige head. Hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruits, lemons and caramel. Flavor was sweet and hoppy with plenty of grapefruit, pine and bitternes from the hops.
Jade (380) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colour, hazy with a thin white head. Light fruity aroma, so its surprising to get the hit of bitter hops when tasted. Leaves a bitter after taste, but quite good.
hawthorne00 (1860) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber with a light beige head. Hoppy aroma is not huge and has tropical fruits, grilled peaches and resin. Slightly sickly caramel underneath. Taste has lots of caramel and stone fruit sweetness with fruity bitterness. Some alcohol vapours. Smooth malty mouthfeel. Fruity bitter finish. Good bitterness with interesting flavours, but the malt was a bit oversweet for me.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with small cream coloured head. Minimal lacing. Aromas are no where near as assertive as I expected. Some citrus and a little apricots. Not much else unfortunately. Flavours are quite full. Lots of sweet malt upfront with nice hop bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Good beer.