buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this on the hand pull, where it made a lovely smooth summer afternoon ale, now trying it with carbonation, from the 500ml bottle. Pours rich brown with a full head, from which the predominant aroma are the Riwaka hops. Full and bitter in the mouth, but with a lovely smoothness from a nicely balanced malt. The sprucey notes of the New Zealand hops is probably a bit too overpowering, especially on the after-taste. It’s a typically New Zealand IPA, which is fine, but not quite capturing the British heritage I think they may’ve been going for.
That aside, this is a lovely sprightly drop.
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Captains Daughter, Havelock. Clear golden beer with creamy thin head. Distant hop nose. Earthy fruity hop taste, finish follows taste. Tasty quaffer.
tombutlin (220) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Vastly overrated and quite disappointing. This was a bland and bitter beer with no individually identifiable hop aromas and the taste went straight to a bitter throat-clearing aftertaste
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (1177) - ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber, bitt of foam. Aroma is softly hoppy, malt base is clear in the background, providing also some sweetness. Taste is also mildly hoppy, not really a hop bomb but has still some tingle going on. Malt caramel is abundant,and finish has some more dry hop bitterness lingering for a while. Better than I expected from a cheap COSTCO beer actually.
alexsdad06 (9004) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, caramel, earthy and floral hops, mild bitterness, hops seem faded and not sure of the age of the bottle,would be better fresh but I probably wouldn’t buy this again to find out.
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orange amber with low off-white head. Aroma of pine, resin, light citrus, slightly medicinal. Taste is mild bitter with not much else going on. Abrupt finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
zacgillbanks (4454) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. Hazy amber coloured with a thin white head of foam. It has a malty and slight tropical fruit flavour with vanilla notes and a warming red fruity finish. Good.
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma with weak hints of caramel Fruity malty citrus hoppy earthy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy weak caramel finish.
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Murky amber beer, frothy white head. Hoppy aromas of apricot jam, raspberry, mango, kiwi and a hint of tamarind sauce. Extremely fizzy carbonation makes it diffucult to taste. Dryish, slightly biscuity and caramelly malts, quite strong and sweetly fruity/slightly herbal hop flavor, mellow hop bite in the finish. Carbs erupt in your mouth forming a mouthfull of foam. Way over carbonated! Medium body. Aroma is wonderfull, but carbs knock out most ois the rest. And it is very good, nevertheless.
leaparsons (9835) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, The Offie, Leicester. Golden brown with a thin head. Toffee and hedgerow berries with mushroom funk. Citrus rind with nutty notes. Pithy, clean, bittersweet grapefruit with herbal aspects. Leafy, peppery pine with a malty, yet dry finish. A bit roasty and toasty. Decent.