Dredd (953) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2017 buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the FYO at Regional. Rich amber red, clingy pale brown head. There’s a lot of resiny hops wafting out of the beer, can’t really pick up any malt scent; but the colour indicates something interesting must be going on in there. In the mouth, though, it just explodes. Rich, sharp, orange-peel-and-spruce, a long lemony after taste, which seems to sharpen upwards as the flavour fades to an strong bitter tang. Very much a hop head ale, not as complex as they probably would’ve liked, but it has a roundness in the mouth that makes it a nice change from lighter, sharper IPAs.
Hazy copper pour, thin head. Strong caramel aroma, initial palate is lots of sweet caramel malt that moves to a short bitter finish. Can’t say that it lives up to the triple hop finish, if it is, not really showing reward for effort bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2017
Clear copper looks good. Pretty standard aroma and flavours really. Drinks ok..clean but not necessarily exceptional explosivedog (1403) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 28, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2016 On tap at Brewers Cooperative. Aroma is a little musty, some caramel, hay and apple. Flavour is quite bitter, some fruitiness and lots of malt biscuit. Little butteriness. Surprised this has only NZ hops, as the taste is quite English. Not my favourite. Samtzu (518) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2016
650ml bottle. Strong hop profile reminiscent of the nz hop family. Has some new hops mixed in with classics providing an excellent hop bomb. hkkiwi (18) - HONG KONG - JAN 1, 2016
Pours a dark orange colour with a yellow head that quickly dissipates. Intense resin and pine needle aromas. Bitter and hoppy taste, but lacking a bit of citrus astringency, not much on the mid palate. A more restrained hoppiness than what you would get from a lot of US style strongly hopped beers.
davidezdonz (545) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2015
A 650ml bottle with a best before date of 9th January 2016, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It poured a slightly hazy copper amber colour with a two finger cream coloured head that dissipated slowly leaving lots of stringy lacing. Aromas of citrusy orange and lemon, bready malts, grapefruit. There’s also some pine and flowery hops. Taste is malty, bready, light caramel and sweet-ish before the hops kick in and gives a lasting bitterness. Medium bodied with light crisp carbonation. Overall, it was more malty and less hoppy than I expected considering its triple hopped. A little disappointing but GP have a lot of other good offerings and for IPAs, I prefer their Garagista IPA. waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 27, 2015
650ml bottle that poured golden brown & lacy with a hoppy malt aroma taste is crisp bitter bit spicy with loads of hops & caramel malty sweetness great blend CacheManyHose (749) - HONG KONG - JUL 5, 2015
From Bottle Shop, drank before 3 1/3s. Bright ruby-amber. Thick foamy off-white almost yellow-green head. Smells of crisp malt, some wood shavings/hay/floral hop. Tastes of German malt (crisp and cereal-y), lemon, hop that's piney but not heavy. Body is medium, crisp, fine fizzy carbonation, frothier lemon finish. Not bad (and looks great) but not altogether very interesting either. Aroma is faint but has good malt and hop balance; taste and palate are thinner. HKdIPA (832) - HONG KONG - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Shop at home. Ruby copper pour with big head. Aroma is very German bready malt with not much hops. Taste is similar - hope overwhelmed by deep sweet bready malt. Some lingering bitterness. Was hoping for much more interesting interplay of hop flavors given the name. Sort of disappointing. Wouldn't get again. alberti92 (159) - - DEC 20, 2014
Picked up from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours a hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma is resinous with slight citrus backed by hints of roasty and nutty characters. It's moderately carbonated with a very delicate mouthful. Taste is resin with a slight bitterness and with hints of peanuts. This was fairly easy drinking and very well balanced.