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Brewed by The Twisted Hop
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A new world interpretation of the traditional well hopped bitter that was brewed in the UK and shipped to the colonies, this beer is made with american hop varieties, and plenty of them! A Refreshing crisp and citrusy strong summer ale


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 Tried on tap at the brewbar, this was the 6.4% version....kinda disappointed that RNA had finished....nah what am i saying IPA is my favourite style! An IPA on cask wow i feel lucky! and man this was a good beer! Smells like a bag of hops...i dunno what the IBU’s are but it was satisfactorily palate pealing...i wrote ’full bodied hop attack’ in my note book in rather shaky handwriting after a few of these!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ponyfizz (4) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2011 does not count
Nice strength to this beer which, when mixed with the hoppiness gives it a good balance. Nice refreshing flavour for warm evenings with a crispness that keeps me coming back for more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
Tap. Delicious. Aromas of grass, pine, and biscuit. Taste is bitter, and long lasting. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a head that doesn’t last.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nutpea (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2008
Sampled at the malthouse, pours a murky yellow with no head. smells divine, citrus and passionfruit with those flavours coming through on the palate, pity it looks terrible!

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sx_fusion (8) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2011 does not count
Hop and caramel malts are balanced nicely both on nose and tounge. Slightly hazy amber gold colour, which is nice. A real good one. Gotta try it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. We stopped in for dinner, but all the tables were full. I tasted a couple of brews and bought a T-shirt before we went somewhere else. This beer was a little piece of heaven! Luscious passionfruit and citrus aroma. Sweet toffee malt sets the stage for the main attraction: beautifully generous tropical fruit and citrus hop flavours. Nice bitter finish. A beautifully made American style IPA. Nice balance, very fresh. An IPA that I could drink all night!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2009
Handpull at the brewpub, ’09 brew. Pours hazy amber, smooth off white head.
A big, fresh hop aroma, grapefruit & pepper with a bit of pineneedles.
Piny hop flavour, resiny, turning a bit peppery as it accumulates.
The resiny bitterness fills your mouth, then a long hoppy dry finish. A beautiful hoppy, tasty IPA. Tastes kind of like an American IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
inceptioj (44) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2011
Beautiful amber colour. Absolutely gorgeous. Aroma and taste remind me a lot of my favorite beer Hopwired by 8 Wired however it is less tropical fruit and more citrus. Also it seems to have more hops, or at least more bitterness to the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4429) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has mainly citric fruitiness. Clear, golden-copper coloured beer with a white head. The taste has a good, firm bitterness, is slightly veggie, has a lot citrus, some maltiness. Medium bodied. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Part of the tasting rack at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold color with a medium white head. Has a nice hoppy aroma, with grapefruit citrus and pine. Hops, citrus, and pine are also throughout the flavor, which includes some spice and sweetness before a dry hoppy finish. Very well-balanced and an excellent IPA overall.


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