KansaiBeerLvrs (1326) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rakuten, it poured a deep copper-amber pour with a thick fluffy head & a luscious floral hop aroma with hints of fruitiness and dank resinous hop notes. Medium bodied with a lightly scratchy carbonation this IPA tastes lightly bitter with pine, resin & a certain fruity quality to it. Really tasty stuff, a great easy drinking fairly sessionable IPA. Nothing extraordinary but quite solid.
skortila (4343) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. Aroma has citrus, mandarins. Clear, copper-amber coloured with an off-white, thin head. The taste is light bitter, has citrus/oranges, some pale maltiness. Bitter finish.
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml brown reptilian bottle purchased and consumed in Wellington, NZ. BB date of July 2014.
Pours deep amber with a bubbly bone-colored head. Good lacing.
A light IPA featuring NZ hops, with an aromatic herbal nose but with the hop power of a slightly aggressive APA. Long lasting hoppy aftertaste. Appropriate malts for balance.
Feel: medium body; smooth; excellent, soft carbonation.
O: a weak version of the Tuatara APA, which I had immediately before this ale.
Viter (27) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice IPA, nothing fancy but good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Clear amber brown, gassy with a tall head. Vibrant acid and crunchy dog food malt with dusty and stale bread crust, little hop aroma, low bitterness, basic caramel malt core. Nutty, dusty / powdery flour grittiness... it doesn’t seem oxidized at all but definitely seems dull and stale in the nose and flavor. Quite disappointing after finding the Helles pleasant.
kaser (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour from bottle. Tons of white head. Grapefruit and orange notes. Something off. Not a fan.
varanid99 (431) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with long lasting head. Biscuit and honey aroma with a little weird funkiness. Biscuity malt flavour, some citrus and a little bitterness - nice example of an English IPA
stevenellis (2) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great to see this on beer engine. Aroma isn’t strong, but the beer is great on hand pull
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is good, the body orange-brown. It smells hoparomatic, flowery, bit fruity, hoppy. The taste is bitter, aromatic, fruity, bit malty. Nice
mansquito (3105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peculier Pub, NYC bottle ($7): Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is honey, malt, and a bit of hops. Taste is a light amount of bitterness. Some honey sweetness. Loads of biscuit and chewy malts. Easy to drink and sessionable. Very English IPA style. For Americans on either coast, this is pretty light stuff. Not bad though.