Brewed by Townshend Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Upper Moutere, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Massively hoppy, quenchingly bitter.

buzz_and_hum's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 5, 2013
From bottle. I cloudy peach colour, thin oily head. The fruity peach flavour carries over to the nose; itís fruity, a bit tart, a bit fresh, but not hugely hoppy. Itís fairly light on the tongue, with a well rounded bitterness washing faintly sweet flavours down the throat. At first I was under whelmed, but as the beer warmed the flavours developed, and this is full of fruity, passionfruit / peach and grapefruit NZ hop flavours, and the lightly malted base carries them well, not overpowering anything. Iíll have another, I think...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2015
Pours amber with a large head. Nose shows peach and apple along with some cider-like notes. Flavours include biscuity malt, pear and apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17Beer (115) - SWITZERLAND - APR 5, 2015
Distinctive hoppy tart aroma. Pours golden with a thin white head. Taste of sweet and sour. Nice medium length hop finish. Good pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 3, 2015
Tasted in 500ml bottle purchased from Fine Wine Delivery Company, in the beer chiller, Lunn Ave. On the nose, plenty of fresh, light herbacious notes. Grass, mint, fresh dew. The palate is clean but reserved. Has a refreshing quality but lacks in length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (462) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2014
this 500ml bottle poured a fine hazy orange gold with a hoppy citrus fruit aroma & a long-lasting head taste is likewise very fruity hoppy bitter with quite a dry finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ab29 (44) - - DEC 4, 2014
cloudy gold colour, creamy frothy foam, retains well. an almost herbaceous nose with summer fruitiness. bitter, flows over the tongue nicely fruity notes, including citrus. nice beer 500ml bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8634) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Hazy amber with a fine white head. Cascade-like orange / pine resin in the nose mixed with more Kiwi-like pineapple rind and some plant matter / leafy notes. Faint yeast but itís mostly neutral for me. Medium body, high bitterness and relatively low sweetness cut even more by the acidic and prickly hop oils. Some Nelson Sauvin / white wine character develops as it opens, but the cara malt note begins to swell as well, the body is luscious enough to support the raw hop bitterness... and after about 15 minutes with the glass, the malt becomes the high-point of this beer for me - restrained warmth, baked bread with honey and toffee touches. I suspect English malt. Itís not the best presentation of New Zealand hops (Iím guessing Motueka, Nelson and NZ Cascade) but by the end of the glass I was warming to itís purpose. Itís a hoppy pale ale that seems closer in character to American IPA given the stark back palate bitterness. From draft at Bel-Aire Tavern in Nelson.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (875) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2013 An enjoyable antipodean IPA with an impressive fruity taste and a less than dangerous alcohol level. Would be an excellent session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30676) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
Draft. A cloudy dark golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has note of malt, hops, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemons, and citrusy hops, leading to a dry finish. The body is light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Hazy light amber. Thin head. Mandarin & mango aroma. Mild bitterness, 35 ibus, fruity, refreshing hops. Good balancing pale malt, but not as clean b/c of yeast as Iíd like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
tropical fruits with mild bitterness. slight stickiness. not the most exciting or interesting nz pale ale, but still delicious and perhaps most importantly for this sort of thing, very drinkable.

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