3fourths (8879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut brown with a medium off white head. Your basic caramel and red apple American amber malt with a wood and nut Chinook hop character. Spice, pepper, earth notes. Highly sweet with medium bitterness, malt has some roughness and the carbonation is a little flat, altogether giving it some flabbiness and syrupiness. Under-fermented by design. No glaring faults but nothing inspiring or imaginative either. This was a Monday, our helicopter hike on Franz Josef Glacier was delayed for three hours due to weather (eventually cancelled), so I drank and rated some Sperm and Fig beer on the patio and watched the NFL playoffs taking place 20 hours before on Sunday back in the states. From draft.
canadiankiwi (77) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing special. An okay ipa. Leaves a residue in your mouth. Poured from plastic bottle dark brown and no head
UjoKlobasa (236) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber brown color, hazy liquid. Taste like polotmavy style - roasted malt and bread in aroma. Average.
jbeatty (1236) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Franz Josef, 11/9/2014. Pours a copper color, cloudy, thin creamy head, nice lacing around the glass. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, round pear and melon, thin grassy finish. Taste is mild citrus and grassy hops, a touch spicy, lingering sweet straw finish, caramel pronounced. Thin body, drinkable and quite quaffable. Decent, grows on you.
sm89walt (1846) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg - Sprig & Fern, Wellington. A clear bronzed amber colour that poured with a fine yet lasting a uniformly lacing off-white head. Toasted malts, yeast, biscuit and yeast coupled with dry, citric, grassy hops. Medium body, soft carbonation and mouthfeel with a dry, lingering finish. An IPA less in the out and out ’hop bomb’ way but focused on balance and hop/malt interplay.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body brown. It smells hoppy, bitter, flowery, bit fruity. the taste is hoppy, bitter , flowery, less fruity, hoppy bitter. Interesting dry bitter. 12/11/11/11/-/11
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronze colour with no head. Roasted hop aroma. Fruity hop flavour, mild residue mouthfeel.
Ungstrup (32172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A hazy red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus fruits, and malt. The aroma has notes of malt, hops, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish. Boring.
BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice looking beer, nice lacing. Aroma is low malt and medium kiwi hops, maybe sticklebract, only a trace of the fuggles promised, could be NZ fuggles i suppose. Nice subtle crystal malt character in the flavour. Harsh bitterness, astringent finish. Not too bad but not what I was hoping for.
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1.5l bottle. Pours hazelnut amber with a creamy off white head. Nose is nutty hops with some dough. Taste is grape, lemons, some stonefruit, decent IPA