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.
tombutlin (97) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spruce and citrus hops to keep a hop head happy, but not too much to scare off my novice drinking buddy. Rich red colour and a body that looks good in its underwear
KeefOz (1155) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 21/10/2015. Poured a clear dark amber colour with 5mm of off-white bubbles for a head that diminished to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma softly of semi-sweet fruit. Taste with a very tart bitterness; a bit rough. Light body. Crisp, rough and slightly dry with a lingering tart bitterness on the finish.
ngunity (53) - - JUL 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Bottle. Poured with beautiful colour and head. Too much aroma for my liking and not enough balance. Enjoyed it less with each sip
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, decent deep amber colour, frothy white head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Herbaceous bitter, biscuit sweet, nice.
Lunkie (1582) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop herbal spice hop aroma. Clear Amber colour good head and lacing. Malt herbal hop flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
GuideDogSaint (841) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and pine and a hint of citrus. Bitter finish.
CacheManyHose (403) - HONG KONG - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 TST East waterfront. Bottle from Craftissimo. Crisp and bitter but quite a bit more malty than I remembered. Body is crisp, lightly tart, dry.
Tasted again on Matt's 31st birthday weekend, side by side with the Aotearoa APA. Lots of fragrant maple syrup crisp malt. Fragrant malt + piney bitterness. More malty and piney than the Aotearoa APA, less fruity and darker in colour. Very good.
HKdIPA (472) - HONG KONG - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Craftissimo by TST waterfront. From bottle. Should have this side by side with other APA later. Meanwhile. Aroma seems maltier and crisper - less fruity - than the other one. Taste is similar - more malty and hops more dank and resinous (but not that strong) and then bitter. Really pleasant and full flavored despite being on the lighter side. Will try again.
Andrus86 (203) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE. Pours a clean copper colour with huge foamy white head. Subtle sweet fruit hops on the nose. Sweet hops up front with a minimal resin hop finish.... not "hop head heaven" but still nice.
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Bule (1281) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. A lot of flavor but nothing too intense. A great APA.