sailracer (459) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A light gold color with medium head. A bit of hop bitterness, but lacking in aroma and flavor.
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask in Pomeroys, Christchurch
Hazy pale amber with soft carbonation. Melon and custard creams in nose becoming pineapple cheesecake on warming. Think that’s the yeastie boys yeast coming through as I got similar flavours in pot kettle black too. with plenty of Motueka flavour and perhaps a touch of NS grapeiness. Sweet with medium body, finishes fairly bitter.
drsordr (1743) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy golden. Nose of pine with hint of citrus. Hop forward flavor with pine, then orange fruit. Mild spiciness. Really nice finish with aromatic hop and bitterness.
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is tangerines, bread and cookie malts, floral hops, and light funk. Flavor is citrus and pine hops forward with supporting sweet malts and light fruit esters; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (11056) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is orange and grapefruit hops, light apricot and pear esters with straw malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with light hops and malt, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle last year, hazy orange pour with medium head and lacing. Had some nice light tropical resins from the Motueka, good bit of malt, and some other piney citrus notes. Medium body. Very bitter ipa.
bbbeer (613) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale orange yellow with small white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy, there is some citrus and also background of skunkiness. Medium body, fair amount of carbonation. Flavor has some nice piney bitterness and solid background of malt but not as crisp as it should be. Some nice flavors here but I feel like the bottle I had was maybe not so fresh.
BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
resiny hops, citrus with sweet orange and caramel on the nose. Motueka dominates as promised. slight haze with nice white head. Colour suits the aroma of oranges: bright golden with an orange hue. Big malt up front, followed by a creeping bitterness and lots of hops and a dry lingering finish. Like been sconed in the face with an overripe orange, in a good way. Nice medium body with the malt helping boost the body before the long dry finish. A really nice NZIPA.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a bit of haze and an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up yeasty notes, a bit of resiny hops and then sweet orange and apricot. The taste has a mix of yeast, orange wedges, sugar coated apricot and then a mild hoppy bitterness. Pretty nice.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Grapefruit, oranges and apricots. Sweet malty flavors in the background. Smooth drinking. Lingering bitter finish.