KingKickbutt (3) - Hamilton, - OCT 29, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favourite mass produced beer from my home country, New Zealand, which is why I’m giving it full marks though most of people are a little right in saying that it is not the finest beer in the world.
Great for the sun, not too hoppy, rather amber in colour, smells pretty damn good, tastes the same and the marketing is the best I’ve ever seen, ever!
KeefOz (713) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted 3/2/2014. Poured a clear amber with a thin white collar. Laced poorly. Carbonation low to medium. Aroma subtly of sweet malt with no real hops. Taste malt, no bitterness, bland. Light body. Smooth finish. Bland.
MisoW (667) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can shared by Cuso, many thanks. Pours copper color, white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty, medium sweet, corny.
Gurthnar (1105) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2014
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Can shared by Cuso. Aroma is sourish and astringent. Disgusting. Soapy. Taste is sweet sugary, true malinovka.
Karol (457) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can shared by cuso, many thanks! Oh boy! Low flavored malty water. Nothing common with a beer. Just flavored water.
neverleaveopen (127) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear amber. subtle aroma of malt and some citrus. light, well-balanced taste.
3fourths (7762) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Low hop aroma of stale leaves / vegetables. Malt is tiny, caramel, simple. Medium-light body, sweet, lightly chewy. Fizzy carbonation, copper pennies, apple / acetaldehyde. An amber ale using the name IPA
skortila (4302) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is slightly grainy, not much there. Clear, copper coloured with an off-white head. The taste is vaguely bitter, bland. Very light citric, hint of caramel. Quite some carbonation. Definately not an IPA. In my notes it said West India Pale Ale. Guess that’s a mistake. :-)
AdiBeer (420) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma: bread malts. Appearance: amber, medium thin head. Taste: slight bitterness. Palate: lively carbonation, sweet notes appearing, watery. Overall: no idea why they call this an IPA - more a boring lager. Can from Drinks of the World Zurich HB, Switzerland.
chinchill (1240) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tui East India Pale Ale in a 330ml bottle purchased and consumed in NZ; BB dated July 2014; 4.0% ABV
Excellent clarity in this deep amber ale. Both flavor and aroma are rather light, especially the aroma. This is no IPA; not even a pale ale in terms of hops. More like a tasty and well-balanced, but light amber beer.
Feel: Light+ body with medium carbonation. Smooth and soft. Clean finish.
O: recommended as a low cost, highly drinkable beer, but far more like an amber than an IPA.
StuffWine (107) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m VERY conflicted about this beer. It is most definitely not an IPA, not even close. Because of this it deserves its low rating. BUT, if it was labelled as a brown ale or maybe a dunkel its rating may be a touch higher. In truth I enjoyed this beer more because it is not an IPA.
Poured red-amber with slight off-white head that lasted poorly. Faint aroma of lager grains with sweet malts.Tastes like a malty lager, enjoyable, refreshing but not an IPA, pretty much no hop flavours at all. Light bodied, tight lively carbonation, short slightly sweet finish.