buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange colour, frothy white head, that as it fades brings grapefruit and bergamot to the nose. Well balanced, the malt smooths away but doesn’t overwhelm the sharp citrus flavours, Lovely lingering tail. A very nice ale; hoppy, bright and warming.
Handypaul (257) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a medium beige creamy somewhat lasting head that leaves some lacing, Aroma of citrus, hay, and rich malt. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet taste, rich flavors of malt and caramel, average carbonation, light to medium body, thin feel and a light malty finish. Thin body is out of balance with the rich malt. Not bad though.
waiake (197) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours copper gold, fine hoppy aroma, taste is all bitter hops with citrus fruit & malt, must compare this with the Aotearoa Pale Ale one day
mkel07 (3725) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique May 2013. Dark amber colour with a good head. Citrus and pine needle aromas. Feels like it is bigger than 5.7% ABV.
Rosslew (254) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gives a thick head. Good in IPA glass. Nice piney aroma with US hops giving light citrus. Got malt in taste and bitterness that is nice and keeps on giving. 5.8%. 50ml. 2.4 std drinks.
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Hop_Hedonist (260) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love APA’s - this ain’t one - it’s way more along the high octane Brit bitter lines due to the massive malt presence - far too thick on the tongue - like drinking a digestive biscuit - hits of great piney/resiny hops drowning in malt. Not the Hop Heaven I expected. Disappointed.
monumentbc (3) - - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm biased. I love this beer. Pours Amber gold. Heaps of hop aroma and a pillowy head. Great hoppy taste over sweet malt. Well balanced to my mind. Lovely lace on the glass. Currently my first choice beer.
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 (2475) - 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 (423) - 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.