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%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mugsworthy (3) - - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
The best example of an American-style pale ale coming out of New Zealand. Perfect in every way, with a fantastic floral aroma coming from New Zealand grown Cascade hops. As the bottle says - lovely burps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
creative_free (37) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 15, 2010
New 500ml bottle. Very nice looking, big head and golden colour. Lots of hops on the palate. Well balanced. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
Caught the aroma of hops while pouring the golden brown liquid in the glass. Medium hops. I have tried a few Kiwi beers and like the hop varieties they use. Bitter finish balances with the sweet malt. Each sip cleanses the palate. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours orange with a head that disappears quickly. Fruity earthy aroma, initial taste is sweet fruit, changes to citrus peel, aftertaste is back to being fruity. Enjoyed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUN 24, 2009
Nice rich malty character with a fair smattering of hops. A slight brett spicyness not overpowering but pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Tap @ Galbraiths Hazy, brown-gold pour with a short white head leaving moderate lace. Light caramel nose. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel, pine, almonds, toast and some citrus. Short, dry, bitter finish. Reminds me of SN Green - very sessionable. Another winner from Croucher!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2011
Pours a nice dark copper with quickly fading head and ok lacing. Very subtle aroma of citus/grapefruit and hop resin. I very nice resin and subtle citus flavor with a decent malt backing. Being a pale ale the flavour is light but oh boy it is perfectly balanced with the malt, this is very drinkable a great quaffer kudos Croucher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RogerRabbit (26) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2007
Have tried this one a few times over past year. Sampled from tap at Wine Cellar in Auckland last week. Appearance is deepish amber. Fruity aroma (peaches?) invites a taste. Flavour has nice balance of fruit hops and malts. Nice level of bitterness. Very nice!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (855) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep gold, passionfruit, grassy, toffee, slightly sweet, sharp bitterness, full body. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dbeers (26) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2009
Tap FYO rigger from The Thirsty Bloke Chch. Golden orange with heaps of fruity hop aroma. great beer when fresh, one of the best NZ apas (did i mention the fresh part?) Have had a few disapointing versions of this but now that Ive had a fresh well stored version Im a massive fan. Get this beer on tap and you too will join the band wagon!! only bad part is Im back in Auckland with the Tap that I got if from back in Christchurch!!!!!

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