Mattress63 (74) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 330ml bottle in Dunedin. More a malty taste for me than the citrus notes in other IPAs. Very nice, but not as big as I’ve heard about or others on here have found. 8 Wired Hop Wired much better for me all round.
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What an amazing ipa. This beer hails from New Zealand, and has super hoppy mouth feel with tons of character to it on the palate. Kept long enough on the palate you'll pick out subtle notes of fruitiness like pears and bananas. On the nose it's hop aroma explodes ,and again, the subtle fruit aromas come out. Great beer!
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beer-yum (1243) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2015 A very nice IPA with a noticeable difference from the standard US brewed examples. Held up in initial comparison but disappointed with a decidedly ’alcoholic’ ending.
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours murky yellow with little else. Aroma is strange yeast vinous, cheese rind, hop vegetal funk, and orange. Flavor is hoppy fruit juice with a grapefruit bitter finish.. Full body but drying biitter. foreign enough not to judge as an American ipa. Good as such.
Westchesterco (1755) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, grass, earthy, golden, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, long finish,
Iphonephan (5832) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy pale gold with a thick white head. Earthy and vinous aroma. Flavors of grass and mild citrus. Bitter finish. Not your typical American-style IPA.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
massive citrus all over this. very sweet citrus, probably grapefruit. not so bitter for an ipa, which is a good thing here, balances it right up. delicious, and on tap too.
DylansDad (569) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only problem is that I can only find this in 330ml bottles and it’s so delicious with its citrus aroma and taste that it’s gone before it has a chance to really open up. Next time I think I’ll decant two bottles into a jug. Or three.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting IPA. Has hops, bitterness, malty backbone, yada yada, but it's the unexpected sweetness that is intriguing. The sweetness is present throughout -- from beginning to end. At first it's the only note, then subsides to the bitterness, and finally reasserts its dominance at the end. A very unique IPA -- can't say I have had anything like it before.
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AndyW68 (1373) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with white head. Aroma of orange rind and a very little sweet grapefruit. Taste is malt, orange rind and lemon zest.