buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - APR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Richly orange in colour with a full frothy flavoursome head. Lots of pine and resin on the nose, in the mouth there’s a bitter orange bite and an oily hop note that fades slowly, warmly. Quite nice, but I don’t know if I enjoy the accent on pine / spruce that comes from these New Zealand hops as much as I like the citrusy explosion of the Americans. But a good sup nonetheless.
bmeup (623) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BB 26.11.16 Upfront sweetness of fresh stone fruit and melons, deep amber and minimal head. Citrus, pine, apricots smooth and sweet malts, tropical fruits, multi layered hops shine in this, Well crafted and enjoyable APA.
TheKernOwl (117) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tad too bitter on long-ish finish, but quite a tasty APA. Nose has sauvin hop, over-ripe mango too, and wax candle(!) about it #NZSeason10
willisread (2005) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya for 375 yen (pretty cheap for Japan). Stinky, cat pissy hops on the front with pineapple and mango as it warms up. Good carbonation with the same tropical fruit on the palate with a bit of passion fruit. The finish is a little bitter and the passion fruit notes clash a tad, but still a good NZ pale.
jamesie1857 (1857) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Dronfield Beer Stop - Deep golden body with loose lacing white head. Nose and taste ticks all the boxes with the floral, citrus, grapefruit, orange hints with a lingering dry bitterness. Quite refreshing really.
linusb (608) - SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Light yellow with a white head N: Nice hoppy nose to it. T: lacking some depth to it. Decent.
weordie (684) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper with a big foamy head. A sweet grapefruit and bitter citrus aroma. A very bitter beer. Just right after an apple pie.
MBlessing (694) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goldgelb schaum ok, pinie und Kräuter im geruch leichte frucht, Geschmack kräuterig nussig, recht interessantes bier!
DeanF (2223) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really big bleach white head and clear golden body. Aroma of hops, hops, and more hops, but just a single hop profile, no layering. Flavour is the same single hop profile with a bit of a weaker finish. Drinkable, solid, but middling.
maekchu (3240) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Fresh nose, with tropical fruit, light stinky hopping, and pale malts. Clear medium gold color. Flavors of citrus, light mango, resin, and small bittering, with a dryish finish. Medium body. Balanced and very drinkable.
DrNosha (1381) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom Fass in Perth. Orange klare Farbe, schöner heller Schaum. In der Nase Mandarine, Hopfen und ein Hauch Schokobohne. Bitterer Antrunk, dann Frucht und im Abgang Schokolade.