waiake (410) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
another great 650ml tuatara this has a delicious floral fruity hoppy aroma & a taste that is bitter strong caramel malty with loads of hops
anstei (279) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from New World Fendalton, Christchurch. Pours amber with a small head. Impressive sweet nose, foreshadowing what the gums and the tongue will get to taste... Rich, full taste. Sweet, a bit of fruit, hiding the 167 IBU until the very end of the lasting finish where the bitterness for a moment says "Hi, I’m here as well" and disappears again. Very tasty.
tombutlin (86) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Punch-in-the-nose aroma, resin, floral, citrus. Hops to die for. The taste was a little thick and salty for a perfect rating, but was a complex and rewarding drink. Best shared.
pictoman (761) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 650mL bottle [bb 14/05/2016]. Clear, golden orange with off-white head. Pine, resin, and citrus hops with a very light background caramel malt. Didn’t seem all that complex - Based on the bb date and average ratings maybe I should have aged it a bit? The IBU doesn’t show through too much either.
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Stewarts Wine Company January 2014. This beer will make you see double if you drink enough of it. Overdose of hops make this a wonderful looking, smelling and tasting beer.
Crazy_Kiwi_13 (9) - Wanganui, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: (poured into tulip glass) pours a loose 3 finger white head that slowly settles down to 1 finger with plenty of lacing, body; clear amber-orange, noticeably heavily carbonated.
Aroma: Grapefruit, apricot, pine, malt, rich grapes, fresh hops, citrus, lemon curd, caramel, resin, bread, tropical fruits, mango.
Palate: Medium-full body, rather highly carbonated.
Taste: Resin, hops, bitterness, hints of dark chocolate bitterness, caramel, malt, pine, fresh grass, sharp citrus, long lasting bitterness on the finish.
Overall: Very nice balanced hoppy beer, well worth trying if you can.
Earplay (40) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong balanced aroma of citrus, floral hops and sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Taste is predominantly sweet malt, slightly cloying, with spicy lingering bitterness. Hint of alcohol. Overall an incredibly full flavoured drop, possibly a little reduction in the sweetness and body would make more enjoyable.
Gription79 (2572) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a large format bottle, Thanks Ryan. Big hop character, tropical fruits, citrusy, resinous, grassy. Some bready malts, but the hops are center stage.
dvrob_ (2) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pour, ample amounts of creamy head which gives off a great aroma - lots of hops, hints of pine and tropical fruits as well. Taste is smooth, not as hoppy as I expected with a caramel after taste - very drinkable, I had the whole 500ml bottle comfortably in less than an hour, pretty good for 9%.
Great beer, has become a favorite after one session.
Cirrhosis (1259) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden clear body complete with a tall pillowy cap. The 3D on the lable is old school 80’s cereal box prize quality, but the gimmick did work on me because the 3D glasses hanging around the neck was the only reason I baught this. Uggggg....... first sip aint good. What was that??? Strong soapy hops with a chemical quality. Hints of chocolate also permiate the aroma. Taste is the same but has a wicked strong bitter finish. Woody chocolate, floral hops, leather. Fun lable surounding a bottle containing a subpar IIPA.