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
Iíve 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. Itís a typically New Zealand IPA, which is fine, but not quite capturing the British heritage I think they mayíve been going for.
That aside, this is a lovely sprightly drop.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2346) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Ray. Voyager IPA. An orange copper color with a thin fizzy head. The nose is musty one with some fruits. The taste is malty sweet caramel with some buttery character and a pleasing green pine needle bitter finish. Meh, ok.
mabel (6689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6070-20131125] Bottle. Wet mouldy grains and burlap sacks and toasted moss aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy corn mash grains flavour has a bitter pine bite. Medium-full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 11/4/2014. Rich copper pour, small white head, creamy white lacing around the glass. Aroma is floral, melon, light citrus, round grass blending to caramel finish. Taste is moderate, bright citrus, light tropical and floral notes, mild caramel, pine finish to balance. Light body, drinks easy. Nice, well balanced.
Stuu666 (3549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours pale amber, nose is sweet toffee, cheesy, pine, taste is dry toffee, sweet, juicy pine.
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Copper... Thin white lacing.. Soft dry zezty fruit nose... Juicy fruits.. Dry roast... Dry hop... Sweet fruits.. Soft toffee...
DedicatedToFun (3028) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is bitter, hoppy, piney, solid
HKdIPA (299) - HONG KONG - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Globe. Clear amber pour. Aroma is fruity NZ hops and lots of sweet bready malts. Taste is similar. Not bad but not great.
Jade (416) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold with a thick white frothy head, almost fruity aroma (can you say you SMELL bitter?), Bitter, hoppy taste with an almost smokey after taste. Not bad, easy to drink.
BrewBoxer (2137) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Nelson blue nyc. Amber brown color. Big bubbly head. Taste is slightly bready with a hoppy taste. Easy drinking iPa
jmgreenuk (4977) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Taps, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken off white head. The aroma is big citrus floral, resin hop. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a huge nettle resin spice pepper hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Like an IPA should be :-)