Jimthechap (1620) - Christchurch, - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks to be coppery amber with good clarity and persistent beads of carbonation. It has a rough skim of white head on the top and aromas of perfumy, coppery hops: Bakewell tart, cherries and sweet crystal malts. It tastes dry but has every suggestion of sweetness without actually being sweet. Tasty with coppery bitterness leading to a lengthy hoppy finish. Delightful stuff.
maneliquor (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours deep orange with a sticky beige and bubbly head. Nose immediately shows mandarin before some bubblegum, citric pith and pineapple come out. Taste is quite apricot driven with mild citric zest, pineapple and resin. A fair whack of biscuit malts in this which take away from the fruits a little too much. It comes across very malty to finish which I don’t dig very much. I feel like the vibrancy of the nose doesn’t get portrayed in the taste. Not my kind of pale
hawthorne00 (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear pale amber with a white head that lasts well. Gentle aroma of hay, some toast, flowers, mandarins, light spices. Much punchier than the smell suggested, dry and spicy with firm toasty malt behind it. A little citrus too at the dry and fairly bitter end.
donniemillan (33) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve maybe had some shit IPAs/APAs lately but this was great, bold flavours, great lasting head, supposedly 30 IBU but tastes a lot stronger, it’s surprisingly a very mild aroma. I’d recommend it just because the bottle is cool.
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 A tasty brew that would be more enjoyable if the taste matched the aroma. Unfortunately, it doesn’t, and this beer is left wanting.
heyden (43) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great hoppy fruity nose and taste. Coppery clear body. Crisp slightly dry and bitter aftertaste but well balanced, not too overpowering. Very morish. Low carbonation (high carbonation is not something I want in a pale ale). Nice!