frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this beer. Big floral marmaladey, grapefruit nose and nice and tart in the mouth. Makes me think of a grassy field in the summer sun, on a hill somewhere. Probably overlooking a river and I don’t have to go to work very soon. Feels good in your mouth to swish around, giving you more orange rind aftersmack. Good headiness at 5.8%. They should all be like this.
sinkas (266) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A truly excellent indiction of the style, loveley layered hop aroma and complex yet dry malt profile, The best APA I have had the pleasure of
Vas (64) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lovely light amber colour with a big thick head of tiny white bubbles that lasts and lasts. Mango, peach, fresh earth, pine needles and cut flowers on the nose. Sweet malt, firm bitterness, passionfruit and mango flavour. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Slight aftertaste of burnt rubber
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting 15th of January 2011. Rather nice pale ale, quite fruity in the aroma, with a nice floral kick. Taste is quite nice, rather heavy hops for a pale ale, but im not going to complain about more hops! Lemon, orange, apricot and sweet caramel, followed by a nice soft bitter finish.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber colour with thick white head. Huge hoppy aroma. Big hop flavours with mild hop bitterness. Way cool!!!
gam (3006) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy head misty orange gold pour aroma floral smooth caramel flavours a bitter that rips hop resinous slash on the tongue grapefruit so good goes great with the caramel tangy vibrant pale ale finish malt and hop go well medium bitter that lasts
hawthorne00 (2205) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper with a large off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, light caramel, nectarine, a little cleaning fluid. Taste is only slightly sweet with more fruit than caramel before piney bitterness. Aromatic bitter finish is not dry. There’s not a riot of flavours here - just a few good ones speaking out in ringing tones.
davidm (1916) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Cookie. Nice, a bit too bitter though. Aromas of grass, and caramel. Taste is hoppy, with long-lasting bitterness. Palate is creamy, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Great label. Great beer. Big aroma right away. Big fluffy head. Taste is hops & malt, with the hops winning the battle. I find the palate much better than Epic pale, more full bodied. Great addition to the Tuatara range.
Spud69 (21) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good Clarity, Nice tropical mineraly nose, Savage bitterness lovelly passion fruit, peachy (rotten) herbacous flavour, with lovelly long finish. Nice beer but more of a APA on roids more arnie the lou though