Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler bought at the brewery. April 2010 release. A pale amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has pretty strong notes of hops, though not as much as in other green hopped beers, combined with notes of grapefruit and some caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of Nelson Sauvin hops as well as notes of grapefruit, and lighter notes of caramel and hops, leading to a bitter finish. OK, but I’m somewhat disappointed from the style and brewery.
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, I just love a pale ale and I could drink this one 4 eva! Delicious hop aroma, with feijoa, gooseberry and piney hops in the taste. And yes, the body is smooth-as with low carbonation feel. My wife exclaimed "this is friggin’ awesome!" Yip - bottled hops!
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Gorgeous hop nose - with a lot of fruit notes. Passionfruit, apricot and lemon. Sweet malt in the background.
The flavours are resinous and very hoppy - this manifests into loads of fruit.
A nice malt base, even though quite basic. It doesn’t show through due to the massive hops. An almost perfect bitterness, right through the finish.
Leaves a fruity, resinous coat on the palate. Lovely!
snuffla (166) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2009 Lovely pint, all hops on the nose, gooseberry and passionfruit, lovey fresh hop aromas. Taste is lots of passionfruit and pineapple with a sweet malt backbone that lets the hops shine. One of the best brewers reserves in the last few months.
Re-rate - 1 day later and the beer has lost all the hop character. . There’s no aroma, not bitterness, nothing. Weird. Now tastes like a strong ale with no significant hopping
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2L rigger from Regionals. Pours golden/orange with an off white head.
Aroma is hop dominated with lots of lovely passionfruit and citrus. It’s like their Pilsener on steroids. It is balanced with malt, making for an excellent aroma.
I found the flavour to be somewhat unbalanced. Initially there is a hop explosion, full of passionfruit and a mild bitterness. But this isn’t really backed up with any malt, which makes it somewhat less palatable.
This one could have been outstanding, but it’s still good. Worth a few more litres.