theblindshaman (6) - Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2012 does not count
Hop-candy. Good, clean, long hops. The nose is heavy on grass which continues into the mouth with a bit of citrus toward the finish.
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Appearance: Super clear gold with firm white head that semi-swiftly dissipates.
Nose: BIG NZ HOPS. Freshly cut grass and pine, hey cuz? Slight hint of malt. Petting zoo vibe that I’m kinda getting off on.
Taste: Lovely lot of bitterness makes a straight line across your tongue for your throat. Super floral and a little bit of yeast that is dangerously teetering on the edge of being soapy. Tropical fruits. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2012
500ml bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear blonde with about 3 fingers of thick white head. Aroma of citrus, dry fruits, champagne yeast and grass. Taste is medium bitter. Lots of floral, piney and citrus hops. Medium bodied with a somewhat oily texture. Lively carbonation and a very long, very bitter finish. Overall, I’m digging this beer. I would gladly drink this again and again! ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2012
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, tropical, floral, and spicy hops with lemon zest, and sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of pineapple, lemon, and other tropical hops with some mild bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some floral and spicy hops come through with a bit of biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and spicy hops with some sweet bready malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hoppy APA with a good hop profile, bitterness and overall balance. DylansDad (652) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2013
Much better than I expected. "Mash Up" kinda suggests "confused" to me, but this beer is anything but. It is a quintessential Epic beer. Floral, citrusy, tropical NZ hops on a light sweet, and perfectly appropriate malt base. After drinking dank and heavy for the last couple of weeks, this light and zesty ale really cuts through. Nice one.
onceblind (10098) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Clear golden under a thin foamy white head. The aroma is a wee touch piney grassy with a wee earthy blonde undertone. Tasty flavor with a forward hoppiness of grassy bitterness, floral tones, a light touch of pine and a gentle earthy malty citrusy undertone. Pleasant and palatable while still retaining a quintessential American pale ale hoppiness. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2011
It was difficult to assess the colour in the dim light of the tasting, but it was clear, possibly a light amber colour with a white head that dissipated quickly.
Hoppy grassiness abounds upon nosing along with lemon zest, passionfruit. Not a great deal of malt driven aroma, but frsh and perfumy.
A little thin, but puckering and satisfying bitterness. A good aperitif beer that creates thirst. Sauvignon-blancy?
This beer was the result of a brewer’s roadtrip around New Zealand where they sampled 222 beers from around 44 breweries and created a beer that was their take of a representative of NZ brewing. In addition to local malts from Gladfields, British malt was used to represent the strong infuence that naton has had on our craft beer and brewers, American yeast reflecting that we also look to the New World in tems of style and Southern Cross, Rwaka and NZ Cascade hops.
I enjoyed the concept of this beer, but also importantly the flavour. Glorious. bmeup (679) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2011
Clean fresh tropical fruit and zesty citrus hops dominate the light biscuity bread malt background. Great hop taste throughout and a most enjoyable beer at that. beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2011 Aroma: astounding array of delicious hop aromas - tropical fruit aromas abound, pine, resin, citrus, floral, a bit grassy, amongst the hop forest are seedlings of malt - caramel and straw mostly, honey, a bit of medicine and ginger. Appearance: clear sparkling vibrant deep golden hue, large white frothy slowly diminishing head, good lacing. Its says to me "drink me" so far. Taste: is superb - moderate sweetness, delicate sourness, when swallowed the bitterness butts in and doesn’t leave in a hurry. Palate: medium body, lightly creamy texture, fine tingly carbonation, one to hold on to before swallowing it, long dry mildly peppery finish. Overall: I’m easily won over by a beer with a shed load of Riwaka hops in it but this beer has much more than just that, another sensational sensory experience. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle 500ml from Purvis. Very tasty, nicely hopped and well supported with malts. Aromas of caramel, grass, grapefruit, citrus. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a frothy head.