olsentribe8 (17) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp, fresh and smooth APA, soft aftertaste. Excellent kiwi craft beer, well done Tuatara.
ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Produces up a burnished orange, misted and not quite clear. Very fine, intermittent carbonation ebbs slowly to atmosphere below a billowing, cappuccino foam that leaves a thick lace. Nose has a candy essence to it and is awash with ripe grapefruit, navel and blood orange, rose musk, camphor and pine. Quite astringent and tart on the palate with a rough, herbaceous, bitter hop swallow. Quite lean in body, vinous and spritzy. Low malt with just a husky, grainy after thought peeping through. Piney, matchstick linger. Fruit is tart, underripe, almost sour as opposed to that glorious aroma. It is a little hard to drink to be honest. A fresh sample so I’m guessing this is supposed to be this puckering. A strange one. (50cL, BB 12/12/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Pdubyah (592) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a great look, decent head, nice lacing, soft aromas give way to a full mouthfeel and carry of a hoppy beer that finishes well and not dry. Its very drinkable is what this is.
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
FINALLY. Ive been living in the West Coast in NZ for the past 4 months and FINALLY I found a worthy beer to buy from the local mart. The shelves are just packed with run of the mill working class ales. This beauty has the power and flavor of an extra IPA without being over bearing or too harsh (as my gf remarks about the double trouble). I personally prefer the double trouble, but this one has more mass appeal.
sm89walt (1896) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg - Pomeroy’s, Christchurch. A clear golden amber with a fine, creamy white head with fair retention. Slightly tart mid fruits and yeast complexities with grassy, leafy hop characters and hints of a pale malt sweetness. Light to medium body, medium carbonation with a finish of fine length pledged between subtly sour fruit and gently bitter hop notes. Perhaps a bit ’grubby’ but in an acceptable way and it’s certainly quaffable enough.
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home from dicey o’reillys, BBE june 2013
hazy pale amber with fluffy white head. lovely lemon pith and herbal hops on the nose, subdued now perhaps but i reckon would be lovely fresh. medium bodied, fairly dry bitterness, some gooseberry nelson sauvin character and perhaps motueka too. Lovely stuff and wish i’d tried it when i had the chance in NZ.
TheNucleator (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great warm, malty aromas from the bottle and American hops. Pours clear with good sized head. Light caramel head and honey amber colour. Great malt and hop flavours as promised by the aroma. A touch of bitterness and overall well balanced with great body and mouth feel.
Herzog_Wilhelm (34) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now with 5.8% and it also comes in a very cool bottle with a "Sauron-Eye crown cap". Good looking ale with a distinctive hoppy smell. Lots of citrus and bitter hops make it "californian" or "American", but I’ve had lots of british and even german IPA’s with a similiar complexity - so nothing i could clearly identify as "American". But nevermind, it tastes great, not exaggerated and it is well balanced.
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.