jonnyguns (638) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mane liquor. review from last year. pours a deep amber with a nice off white head. nose is mainly pine hops and grapefruit. these flavours dont quite come through in the taste...massive malt backing. large bitterness too. not as nice as i would of liked
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Cloudy orange-amber color, with medium head. Very nice aroma of fruity hops initially, with malt grains and other cereals, and even some honey later. Dry mouthfeel; the flavor is dominated by the cereals, of good quality, and some toffee; strong hopping, that provides some soft resins and not much fruitiness; the final is long.
Quite good indeed.
andrewturba (729) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear golden colour with sizable white head that dissipates to a small white covering that laces the glass quite nicely. Aromas are pine, citrus, sweet malt. Flavors are grapefruit, pine, medium bitterness, bit of malty sweetness. Overall a very smooth flavorful beer.
Reimer96 (836) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a white top that leav s some lace. Aroma is a big burst of citrus, pine needles & grapefruit. Taste is much of the same with a present but very smooth bitterness that balances very well with the malts.
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy deep yellow with thin but lingering foam. Aromas are orange, grapefruit, passion fruit, grains. Taste is quite bitter from start to finish. Quite dry. Could use a bit of warmth to balance it.
dresden (642) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer likely has a little too much age on it, but it’s still a formidable hoppy brew. Clearish copper with a ton of lacing. Lots of pine and citrusy aroma, with some grapefruit and tropical fruits. Nice grapefruit and white grape taste with a pretty strong cascade background. I dig this.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 50cl bottle from Redmondâ€™s of Ranelagh. Pours hazy copper/orange with thin white head; light lacing. Aroma is just a beautiful dose of tropical NZ hop goodness: passionfruit, mango, papaya, lychee, blood orange, tangerine, floral notes - itâ€™s all there in abundance alongside a touch of sweetish caramel malt. Taste showcases those beautiful tropical hop flavours alongside a healthy pine resin bitterness, bit of pithy grapefruit too but by no means overpowering. Light caramel backbone is there, but itâ€™s so subtly done that it allows all of those delicate NZ hop notes to really make their mark. Mouthfeel medium/thin, carbonation fairly light. Incredibly refreshing. Pleasant degree of residual pine/citric bitterness in the medium/long aftertaste. As you can probably tell, I absolutely adore NZ hops, but this is honestly delicious. This is hands down the best APA Iâ€™ve ever had, hence the high score. Iâ€™m distraught that Iâ€™ve finished the bottle; going to remortgage and buy a case of these beauties tomorrow.
varanid99 (342) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is gold with a thin white head. Tropical fruit and piney aroma. A nice amount of bitterness up front - balanced by decent sweetness, light malt flavour. Dry finish. Really liked this
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A neat little hopped up brew. Pours a bright copper with a hint of orange coloring. The nose is tropical, hopped up with grapefruit, pine, caramel. A bit sweet overall in the taste with light, sweet caramel malts and tasty fruity hops. Lemon, honey, grains, passion fruit in the middle with a mild hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, not too bad at all. Tasty, sessionable but different.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear gold with a modest but long-lived head and a bitter, herbal hop aroma. Lightly astringent, pleasantly bitter flavour - malt unobtrusive. Herbal, those lovely white wine Nelson Sauvin notes, light pineapple. Decent body & carbonation. Very sessionable - yum!