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.
madmitch76 (13007) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5th March 2014
Hazy amber beer, small white head. Palate is crisp. Very thin malt, but enough to support the lovely hops. Tangerine, clementine and light orange peel and marmalade. Trace of floralness. Finishes light. Super drinkable.
MannyGoldberg (147) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Shoreditch- 4th March 2014. Deep golden with a faint wisp of a head. Aroma is grassy, earthy hops. Taste includes some spice, lemon, earthiness. Medium mouthfeel with average carbonation. Enjoyed this quite a bit.
Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Craft Beer Rising 2014 - Brick Lane, London. Bottle. Pours clear gold with a white cream head. Lots of dried out pine in here, also dry bread and bittering grass. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finishes with herbal hops, grass and pine, mellow sweetness. OK.
JonMoore (1764) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - cloudy amber with thin white head. Aroma of caramel malts, light citrus hops. Nicely balanced flavours, nice maltiness and good hop hit. Medium bodied with nice light and long bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Nice.
Pdubyah (247) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
First up this was so over carbonated that the beer/head ratio was 1/3, like an ice cream sundae. Then eventually I got to the beer I found it sour and un-invirting. Beer colour is great though. Peculiar pouring character though. Nor my thing at all, but that doesn’t make it a bad beer, you may like the sour notes that this has as a beer, they’re not my thing, and mistake them for hop tang or something. perhaps. Might not be keen to have another.,
AdiBeer (425) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: grapefruit, citrus. Appearance: medium dark brown. Taste: light bitter. Palate: getting more bitter, medium carbonation. Overall: good IPA, but not standing out. Pint at Craft Beer Rising festival, London.
joe19612 (1715) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a orange colour with a thin white head, real hoppy aroma, medium bitter taste, with a dry bitter finish.
DerWeg (1425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas and tastes of zesty fresh hops that lean in the bitter direction but with fruitiness. Pure open aromas. Flavor reveals a spiciness from the hops plus some lemon-grapefruit citrus, then some pale pitted fruit, an overall very entertaining pour from this 500ml bottle. Unusual subtly peppery palate feel that blooms into some grassy green herbals. To me it looks foggy yellow with a white cap. Engaging and satisfying with defined hop character an well-crafted balance. Totally impressed with this ’new worldy; IPA that is in style neither American nor English.
bunget (424) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Cloudy amber body, small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, orange candies, floral hops, toast, cookies. Taste bitter herbal hops upfront, pine, rye toast, orange candies. Nice one!
czar (3663) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours hazy golden orange with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. toasted caramel malts, hay-ish, fruitiness - peaches, some melons, some dankness, grassy, peppery, spicy, lightly piney. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, balanced grassy-spicy finish. ok.