TedE (1336) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
Jar on tap at brewery. Deep golden colour with no head. I think the jars kill the head. No aroma, no carbonation. Flat mouthfeel. Nutty, slightly fruity and bitter. Funky earthy finish. Actually really nice but looks ordinary
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2016
Poured from tap. Dark gold colour. Not much on the nose. Good hop taste throughout but a bit watery
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Bottle. Amber color, clear liquid. Artificial lab smell. Disinfection, corn, cheese aroma. Not very good. GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
Floral hops and caramel malts. Sweet malt flavor with hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Pdubyah (737) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2014
There is nothing wrong at all with this beer, it is well balanced and bright and crisp, and very easy drinking. Looks great in the glass, decent head, decent lacing. Lacks real bitterness but has quaffability and that ’session’ beer quality about it that makes you wish you had another. It is a really decent IPA, it isn’t a class leading hop explosion IPA. It is a beer I wish I had another of.
3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pale gold body with a small white head. Saltine cracker and toasted bread malt; lemon, pineapple, apricot nectar, light spice from the hops. Has an odd plastic note and some twangy corn syrup notes. Medium-light body, watery and thin and flabby, medium sweetness, syrupy with medium-low bitterness. Pretty plain and seems unfinished. Could benefit from more carbonation and fuller mouth feel, it’s pretty limp as it in and the hop character is basic. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
The head is not so good, the body is blond-orange. It smells hoparomatic, fruity, bit bitter. Taste is hoparomatic, bit bitter, fruity, refreshing, bit hop pellets. Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at LBG. Clear golden yellow color, thin white head. Aroma of light hay. Taste is bitter hay. Easy drinking. beer-yum (1718) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2017 Restrained floral aroma in a golden amber pour. An ordinary Antipodean take on the style (Pale Ale). The comparatively low alcohol content allows it to be semi-sessionable - which is the biggest plus. DylansDad (642) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2013
I don’t know about previous years’ brews, but to me, this is Pernicious Weed Lite. And that’s a good thing. Lemony, grassy, slightly floral aroma with a little hint of earthiness beneath hits first before a delicious sweet biscuit malt comes up in support. Orange, cloudy, thin and lite body. Cloudy is good. The taste is delicious, orange citrus zesty with the perfect level of bitterness and a great mouthfeel. Much bigger than its 5%ABV would suggest. A new favourite for me.