Brewed by Waiheke Island Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
A German style golden beer with a firm, dry malt palate. The use of NZ grown Saaz hops for both flavour and aroma gives this beer a deep floral, citrus character. An excellent brew to serve with spicy food, or as a perfect session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
Hazy pale golden colour with a nice spicy/grassy Saaz hop nose. Flavour is quite hoppy with minimal sweet caramel malts. Grassy and spicy flavour with a touch of lingering bitterness. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Pale malty base, faint fruity and spicy hops, and mild bitterness. I was told this was single hopped with Cascade... who knows, maybe I had something different?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 5, 2004
pretty big kiwi passionfruit aroma. slightly doughy but lacking in bitterness. pretty drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2004
definite kiwi hops in use here, heaps of kiwi fruit/passionfruit, pretty light texture otherwise, simple, tasty and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5076) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
Keg at the brewery 31/12/12
Clear pale blonde with slight bitter flavour, clean brewing profile, low flavour, motueka herbal nose, light carbonation biscuit malt with a touch of custard in finish. Inoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a light gold colour with a white head, aroma is floral with hops, the taste is light with malt and hops with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2004
Bottled. Blond beer with generous hoppy aroma. Lovely pale ale characteristics Nice contribution from I think, Ecz.
The gathering: duff, eczematic, motelpogo, Spiesy, Sully and late arrival Linc.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle, pours a light amber with a thin bubbly head. A floral hop aroma with some grassy and citrus touches. On the palate, the caramal malt is quickly followed by the stronger citrus hop character. An off point would be some tartness in the finish. Doesn’t quite bring back good memories of the Baroona from a few years ago, but reasonably drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1561) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Tasted 7/2/2014. Draught at Waiheke Island Brewery, NZ. Poured a clear pale amber colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation very low with small bubbles. Aroma of sweet moderately strong hops (not as aromatic as other pale ales I’ve tasted) with citrus/grapefruit and possibly passionfruit. Taste of quite sweet caramel malt fading to a moderately strong but nice bitterness. Light body. Smooth, clean, crisp with a long slightly bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. Golden with a small white head. Sweet malt, citrus and floral notes. Smooth mouthfeel and good bitterness. Not bad.

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