jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a deep amber with off white head. Nose shows typical US style ipa notes. Juicy hops, orange, tangerine, tropical fruit and some slight honey. Taste follows the same course. Orange, peach, citrus and a nice lingering bitterness.
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beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2013 Prefer their cellar-temp, hand-pulled english ale/ESB offerrings but this was an enjoyable brew nonetheless.
Jimthechap (1572) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lush amber colour with a bit of hazy and a fulsome white head. Strangely, the first aroma I got was of a rich Speyside whisky. Sure not? Apricot, leather, honey, cereal and ryegrass. It is an aroma that suggests sweet, juiciness along with honey and a twinge of fruity acids. Whatever my nose is picking up, it is a lovely smell and not at all what I was expecting (a full-on blast of spruce, resin and yeeha!). There’s a good attack of carbonation and then soft, ripe fruit, sweet peaches, apricots and nectarines along with tangelos and zest. There’s a good measure of hoppy bitterness that is measured, balanced and subtle. I’m afraid the label is a little wide of the mark, but what a gorgeous beer. A second moment of nasal query elicits peanut brittle of all things, pecans and rye. Wow. A remarkable ale.