Skarecrow (1042) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2017 Pdubyah (833) - Auckland, - FEB 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
it’s bitter hoppy facade really does mask the shortcoming that this has. It’s the muddiest flattest pouring beer I’ve ever had. It comes with a reputation that it does not deserve.
It’s not awful, it’s just not better than a bunch of other similar beers that arn’t as thin, or one dimensional.
Hazy gold with good head/carbonation.
Aroma is fruit salad - grapefruit, orange, grape, guava, passion-fruit, mango.
Mild bitterness - forward juicy fruit hop taste/palate.
Very nice. explosivedog (1811) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2016
On tap at OGH. Aroma is all grapefruit, a little melon and some bitter hoppiness. Flavour hits the same notes. Very bitter, not sure I’d want more than one, but nice. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8208-20160509] Tap. Sweaty lemon peel and gorilla musk and floral hops aroma. Clear, golden yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter sweaty lemon lime peel hops flavour has a nice sweet burst finish. Medium body. Good, not a fan of the aroma at first. (6/3/7/4/15) 3.5
jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
(@ Hallertau brewpub, Riverhead, NZ)
2016-05-09. Crisp dark yellow body with a creamy beige head. 3++ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, with a nice tropical fruit character, notes of cantaloupe and melon, accents of melon rind and green hops are less distracting here than they were the Minimus. Flavour is similar, nice fruity hop character, tropical fruit, melon with mild undertones of resin and green vegetation. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Nice mouthfeel. Tasty. 7/3-4/7/3-4/16+ On tap at Hallertau Brewbar, Auckland, NZ. User369532 (909) - - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Yellow golden color, clear liquid, white head. Soapy, floral, light, drinkable, good.
canadiankiwi (149) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2015
Poured from bottle a cloudy golden colour with a large frothy head. Fruity aroma and slight citrus taste. Wonderfully hoppy. tombutlin (370) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 21, 2015
A strange initial aroma of raw meat was a surprise. Dry raw meet that has been hanging in a farmer’s fridge for a few days. Perhaps half eaten by a wolf. This wore off after a minute and was replaced with classic kiwi IPA aromas of citrus, flowers and herbs. Great taste with a long bitter kick. Brodies_Best (324) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 26, 2014
500ml bottle pours cloudy golden with frothy white head. Very carbonated. Aroma is light fresh citrus floral hops. Taste is amazing. Pineapple honey citrus bitterness with dry bitter aftertaste. beer-yum (1950) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 21, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2017 Restrained aroma in a light gold pour. Hop forward balance with fruity body and finish. A tasty local (NZ) example of the style. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 10, 2014
It’s a lively little fucker, this one. I opened to a violent surge of head out of the bottle. In the glass it is hazy and the head sits as a rocky remnant of the half-poured ale that remains in the glass to be carefully decanted. The aroma is outwardly herbaceous and grassy with green spruce cones. This beer has not been tamed one iota. Its virulent yeastiness dominates proceedings so far and even pointed reminders from the metaphorical bench have reminded the witness to tone down its evidence.
The label suggests the hops have been tamed by the maltiness, which I would, your honour, suggest this to be misleading and deceiving under s6 of the Fair Trading Act. It is the hops that have humbled the malt as the characters suggest citrus rind, a mouthful of grassy chlorophyll and resinous redwood bark. There is some tropical fruit character underneath and gentle protesting reminders of the fruity malt and yeast characters but the star, first and foremost is hop, hop, hippy to the hip hip hop...
Your honour, I rest my arse.