bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 re rate for Keg- Big floral aroma and some piney hops as well. Head disappears a bit quickly leaving a very carbonated amber body. Taste is silky, creamy, and spicy mainly from carbonation. Big on crisp finishing hops very dry finish. Finish is a little thin and watery. Good beer not great.
TheBeardyOne (2) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice off white head. Pours a lovely Amber color. Fruity hoppy aroma with a similar flavor. Hint of malt with a lingering bitterness.
NBird (513) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks.. Rich solid amber, sml-med off white head. Smells..tropical fruits and grapefruit citrus, a little grassy piney too. Tastes.. Fruity and citrus hop flavours, a little soapy a little bit of caramel before good dose of bitterness.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is good, the body light. It smells sweet, hoppy, aromatic.. The taste is hoparomatic, bit malty. Taste is hoparomatic, fruity, bit creamy, nice!
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Citrus / resin aroma. Bold hops, floral aromas are moderate. Good bitterness and full-bodied flavour. A bit light on malt balance.
sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice golden colour, with a big head. Soft nose, not too hoppy. Good hoppy, piney flavour, easy drinking, but plenty of flavour for hop lovers. Nice soft carbonation.
ShaneJ (745) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Tuatara brewery. Slightly hazy dark golden, grapefruit, citrus hops dominate, toffee/butterscotch malt, quite good, but I prefer the NZ hopped version.
Travlr (16404) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Fork and Brewer, paired with Asian noodles. Hazy golden color, thick fluffy white head with giid retention and solid lacing. Aroma of stonefruit. Taste is sweet and malty with a bit of pine at the finish.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy deep orange gold with off white head and well clung lace. Big hop aromas of citrus, pine, berries over a med breast caramel wheat biscuit grainy malt character. Med body, lightly chewy malt character, decent bitterness, well carbonated finishing zesty and lightly powdery, well balanced and tasty apa
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from liquor barons Carlisle. Pours a dark golden with a quickly fading white head. Nose is a grapefruit and citrus hop bomb!!! Toffee hints in there as well to add sweetness. Dry grapefruit hop bitterness dominates the taste. More citrus and toffee malts coming through. Just has that fresh new zealand hop presence shines through beautifully. Soft carbonation makes for a nice mouthfeel. Very easy to drink. This is a massive pale ale truly hop head heaven very good stuff!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone