beer4eternity (201) - Tauranga, - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Aroma: embarrassed to say that very first impression is that it smells like Steinlager (but costs four times as much), after tasting there is more to enjoy about it - malt syrup I had as a child, toffee, band aid (I cant explain why that is a pleasant aroma to me, it just is), dough yeast, dry grass, delicate almost mouldy tangerine, pine. Appearance: nice clear warm amber hue with large off-white fluffy sea-foam diminishing head and foamy lacing. Taste: mild sweetness which is quickly overtaken by moderate bitterness with a long duration, a touch of sourness. Palate: light medium body, smooth lightly creamy texture, tingly carbonation, long dry slightly astringent finish. Overall: nice enough, the "generous addition of hops" as described on the label must have been left out of batch 1243 :). Different to most IPA’s I have had.
joe19612 (1837) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Lumsden Auckland. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, hoppy aroma, taste is medium bitterness with plenty of hops with a dry finish.
NBird (356) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks.. Deep amber, med fluffy white head.
Smells..malty.. Toffee caramel, before a little gentle hop sense.. Maybe stonefruit.
Tastes..stonefruit, citrus, caramel and biscuity, finishes with a respectable dry bitterness
jonnyguns (903) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep copper with a frothy white head. Really dark colour for an ipa. Nose is light resin, citrus and grassy tones. Taste is more resinous citrus hops and toffee notes. More toast malts coming through with a dry finish. Decent quaffer.
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kiwianer (3336) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body orange-brown. It smells hoparomtic, bit bitter, malty, creamy. The taste is hop-aromatic, fruity, bit fowery, maltaroamtic, intensive. Good
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has citrus mainly. Clear, copper coloured with an off-white head. The taste is bitter, has citrus, some veggie tones, some strawberry, light resiny. Very dry finish.
Rulymel (123) - SPAIN - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic amber colour with a good head of thin bubbles.
Fresh fruity aroma with lots of hops.
Fruity taste plenty of hops very good balanced in. Nice body a long tasteful finish.
I liked it!
Brodies_Best (238) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours orange golden with off white head. Nutty and slight hoppy floral aroma. Medium bodied sweet malt with extreme bitter base. Nutty aftertaste
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Pom’s in CHCH. Crystal clear amber color, white head, solid lacing. Aroma of pine, light sice. Taste is bitter, peppery toasted caramel. Mellow.
beer-yum (448) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A borderline session IPA - which is pretty unusual. Taste is different too - neither better or worse - just different. I’d have another - no question.
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is pretty much all malt for me. Just the slightest, and I mean VERY slight, hint of grass where the malt curls up at the edges, but that’s it. Taste: If this was billed as a lager, I’d be rating it highly, it has a nice sweet but not sticky malt and an unobtrusive bitterness with just a touch of citrus and a wee drop of sourness on a thin watery and refreshing body. Nice lager. And, as they say in the Parrot Sketch, "Beautiful plumage! (Nice lacing)"