mullet (849) - Melbourne, - JAN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great NZ hop aroma - mango, guava, lychee, sesame seeds. All the good NZ stuff with none of the weirdness - are the hops themselves improving or are brewers learning to use them better? Or both? Clean, lean maltiness does the job and gets out of the way without being particularly remarkable. Very clean, with a looong fine bitterness that really only becomes apparent after finishing the bottle. An IPA that’s different enough from the usual to be worthwhile. Classy beer.
Scottishchris (297) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear rich Amber, off white head. Big hoppy tropical nose. Fruity, punchy, light resin, clean medium body. Good long bitter finish. I liked it a lot.
jamestulloch (1718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy amber body with a tight white head. No visible carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel and green apple. Flavour of blood orange, bitter lemon and a faint mint note on the finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. A solid, malty IPA.
k0mpsa (1452) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ballantynes, christchurch. Hazy dark orange color, white head. Aroma is multifruity, hoppy and some malts. Fruity and hoppy taste, low carb, hint of alcohol and sweet malty notes.
IPAgutten79 (652) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gylden farge, lavt skum. Lukter veldig mildt eddik og tropisk frukt. Smaker mildt surt, med noe karamell og frukt. Greit bitter i ettersmaken. Medium konsistens
morri (233) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge. Tiny white head. Muddy pale orange head. Aroma is apricot, yeast and cooked vegetables. Sour and yeasty taste. Not very hoppy for an IPA.
Florya (519) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How : bottle Appearance : hazy golden, small to medium white head. Aroma : fruits, citrus, hay, grass, floral. Palate : medium body, average carbonation
dathzo (11) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle in Wellington. Decent IPA, classical kiwi hops. Not too long finish but citrous and refreshing
tombutlin (24) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly weak aroma, yet a full hoppy taste. Normally IPA are the other way round, so was great to have a strong taste. Tropical fruit and spruce, cloudy pour, light carbonation. Long finish
GuideDogSaint (603) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy yellow brown with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and malt. Bitter finish.
R4N5H (164) - SINGAPORE - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Globe, Hong Kong, poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy muddy orange colour with a small head which quickly dissipates. Fruity aroma - pine, grapefruit and some honey. Palate is very fruity wit some malt and hops - grapefruit, peach, caramel and pine. Malt and alcohol backbone. Heavy, but a good recommendation from the friendly barstaff.