Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Considering that this has just flown 14000miles, in the hold of a jumbo, inside one of my cousins shoes, in the suitcase... It’s fantastic. Perhaps they too inspiration from Lil’Creatures? Really good American Pale Ale Style, hoppy, grassy, zingy, dry finish. Well done. 15hops per bottle? pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2006
full-on hops in this APA. So bitter it makes your tounge tingle. Clean after-taste and just the right amount of booze. Yummy! beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2006
light red in colour with big spritzy white head. Huge flowery hoppy aroma. Soapy hop flavour. May need to rerate as may have been old. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2006
Sometimes you read the funky attempt at describing their beers and the mind immediately goes into wanker mode. ’Get your hand off it fella’ is the thought as you brace yourself for yet another bland brew. Forget the appearance, this is typical of an APA except that it is very clear and therefore filtered. The nose says a bit in its pinecone and cut grass aroma unlerlined by a crisp citrus hit. The first taste doesn’t disappoint the hop head who would not be surprised to see his non humulus lupulously oriented mates pucker at the experience. Clearly a lot of IBUs here and a reasonable malt balance. I have had this from the tap and the bottle and both are consistent . My only question is what does it mean when 15 hops are in each bottle? Lunkie (1978) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2006
Sweet hop aroma. Clear amber colour. Bitter malt flavour with flowers. Fizzy palate.
markas101 (2562) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2006
330ml bottle, Regional Wines & Spirits. Satisfyingly golden colour, with a thick head that dissapates. Strong hop aroma. Sharp hop flavor that lingers. Full bodied, a good amount of alcohol that never overpowers. An excellent pale ale. yalnikim (802) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Tasted 20/01/2006. 330ml bottle, delivered from the brewery (I paid).
Pours a bright copper-gold with a just off-white fluffy head that diminishes slowly and ends up strongly lacey. Infrequent small bubbles. Delicious aroma of malt and hops - suggests candy floss, toffee, apricot, pine, fresh cut grass. Flavour, delivered in a softly carbonated, lightweight body, is extremely bitter and clean. Malt is the vehicle, while hops are the ride. Pine resin, grass, seawater, peach stone, liquourice and medicine are all knocking about in the mouth. Malt leans towards toffee apple. Huge lingering bitterness, and toasty astringency, gives you time to sit back between sips. An amped up APA. I’m more into malt than hops but this is certainly recommended and is surprisingly easy drinking. Thanks Luke.