beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2017 The seasonal ’fresh hopped’ version of a superb antipodean IPA. Great showcase of what can be done with New Zealand sourced ingredients (and a European sourced brewer)!
Latest (2015) vintage seems laid back compared to the year round version. lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2013
smells super fruity- passionfruit, grapefruit and earthiness too. All the fresh stuff. Christpuncher (3191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Really smith ipa. Not very fruity, nice punch of hops and a slight pepper taste. Pours an orange color
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone kaser (6366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Cloudy orange pour from bottle. Frothy head. Fruity floral aroma. Delicious. Slight bitterness, great hops. Spices and citrus subtle backbone. Awesome IPA overall DylansDad (655) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Aroma has surprising amount of caramel malt which then recedes a bit and allows the fruity, grassy, citrusy and piney hops to start spilling over. The delicious oily mouthfeel makes it feel like drinking liquid, beer-flavoured caramel. Lots of activity in the after taste, the usual citric and piney suspects, and also a hint of strawberries and cream. RE-RATE: 2nd bottle Taste is same but aroma! Oh! The hops are completely hidden behind an industrial strength vanilla wine/ sponge cake-with-mock-cream malty sweetness. I’m not a fan of sponge cake with mock cream, but boy does it ever smell good on this baby.
jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish. WellyCascadian (6) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
Good stuff... nothing out of the ordinary, just an very quality IPA with great front end aroma and back end flavour lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2013
fantastic, aromas of grassy citrus and passionfruit, that continues into he flavour along with tangelo and well-placed breadiness. very fresh hop bitterness. delicious. Mattress63 (74) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 On tap at Pomeroys in Christchurch. Nice amber colour with creamy head. Tastes of pine and citrus and malt flavours and lovely after taste on the palate. This was one of the beers I came to NZ to try and wasn?t disappointed. Like the Super Conductor, fantastic beer and lives up to its high reputation. All in all a great beer and right up there with the best. alectron (30) - - APR 22, 2013
Nice citrus, passionfruit & hemp. Nice texture, a tad too bitter and I liked the standard Hopwired a tad better.