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 (38) - 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 Iíve had lots of british and even german IPAís 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.
NBird (626) - 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 (820) - 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 (20269) - 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.