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Brewed by Croucher Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Rotorua, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tasting Notes: Appearance - A rich rose-gold hue, with good head. Aroma - Massive up front fruit with strong freshly crushed grain. Passionfruit and lychees predominate with a stonefruit undertone - fruit salad on weetbix. Grassiness from three Nelson hop varieties compliment the fruit to give an aroma reminiscent of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but the grunt in the palate leaves you in no doubt that this is a very serious beer. Body & Mouthfeel - Very smooth with a gorgeous lingering finish. Delicious burps.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Clear, amber golden with a rough, off-white head. Lovely hop aroma of citrus and peach. Medium-bodied, a little low in carbonation. Plenty of fruit in here - citrus and peach in particular from the lovely Nelson hops. Also lightly sweet caramel. Quite a bitter finish. Nice! 050208

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (22965) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft at Brew Craft. Clear deep golden color, white edgebhead. Aroma of peppery straw, brown bread dough. Taste starts sweet, then bitter straw.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Amber, thin head, only a slight haze. Floral blackberry, lavender. Earthy, slightly sweet caramel, still w floral hop.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-05-10. Crisp amber body with a small off white head. Aroma is mild, a bit grainy. Flavour is a bit muddled, lightly grainy cereal malt, moderate fruit throughout. Muted melon rind in the finish alternates between lovely and a touch rough. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Okay, 6/3/6/3/12 On tap at Brew, Rotorua, NZ.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle. Hazy orange, with a towering orange-tinted head leaving generous lace. Massive aromatic hop aroma, lots of mango, passionfruit, perfumey lychee, certainly on par with the best of the American versions Ive had of this style. Sweet toffee malt with the same aromatic hop profile, but with interesting berry notes as well. A little overcarbonated. Very astringent, bitter finish. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle from Dux de Lux in Queenstown. Pours a clear gold-amber color with a medium eggshell head. Aroma and flavor dominated by hops along with mixed fruits and grain, with a touch of soapiness. Bitter, fruity, with moderate carbonation. An interesting take on an APA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8220-20160510] Tap. Toasted grains aroma has a light smokey bread note. Clear, amber orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Bitter grainy floral leaf hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ Brew, Rotorua, NZ)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (8643) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Mild sweet malts, faint toast, flowery hops, and light fruity notes. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
500ml bottle pours a deep golden color with a 2 finger white head with good retention leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is passionfruit with some citrus and grass and some grains. Taste is passionfruit and grainy malt sweetness with some citrus and grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium body with some decent carbonation. A very well done pale ale that is very tasty and worthy of a great tasting experience.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5524) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2011
330ml bottle. Well carbonated as it started bursting forth from the bottle when I opened it. Needs to be poured slowly as it quickly builds up a big head of beige coloured foam. Dark hazy gold colour when the foam finally settles down. Strong pleasant caramal malt aroma from the type of malts used in the brewing process. Very inviting and the aroma makes you want dive right in and take a big swig. Intense sweet malty flavour that is moreish and although the alc/vol is only 5% it seems to carry a bit of a kick. Finishes nicely with some fruitiness on the palate. A well rounded pale ale and worth seeking out. My first beer from this brewery and I look forward to sampling the rest of the range.


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