joKing (11) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 29, 2009
Latest stuff on tap is GOLD!!! US Cascade throughout with NZ Hop Goodness. Well done. HugoPotomus (8) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2007 does not count
Floral on the nose with some malt underlying.Tastes quite hoppy but well balanced.Not to bitter,smooth finish.I like it. waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 31, 2015
couple of 330ml bottles at home really like this beer looks good orange gold & frothy with a hoppy aroma the taste is definitely floral & zesty citrus full of hops with malty tangy tones delicious GoufCustom (2001) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2016
beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2011
500 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Clear golden honey colour; Explosive three finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Good sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Ale malt, with passion fruits, pineapples, grapefruits, lime peels, assorted berries, blackcurrant, floral, honey, sugar, light pine, biscuits and fresh grass.
Taste: Medium sweet Ale malt, with grapefruits, citrus oil, light caramel, floral, molasses, light pine, dry biscuits, lime, fairly strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Close to full body. Thick and oily palate.
Mouth Feel: Good Ale maltyness in a thick and rich background. Citrus elements abound, with mostly lemon oil, light grapefruits and light pine. Quite flowery, sweetness is moderate and good lime peel to round. Mellow and nice!
Hoppiness: Fragrant passion fruits, pineapples, grapefruits, lime peels, assorted berries, blackcurrant, floral, honey, light pine and fresh grass in nose. Grapefruits, citrus oil, floral, light pine, lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, medium astringent bitter sweet finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry. Limey and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one has some really nice and impressive NZ hop aroma, so tropical and berry-like I sniffed for a few minutes before drinking it. Taste is fairly rich sweet malts with yet mellow, limey and oily hoppiness. Not so APA-ish but what a great Summer drink this is. Will buy again!
330ml bottle. Hazy orange gold with a thin white creamy head. Delivers on the floral and zesty citrus and honey malt and although the aromas are luscious they are a lot more subtle than "hops galore.. and bursting" as suggested by the commercial description. (then I’m thinking Epic Armageddon or Renaissance MPA). Taste is very nice sweet and bitter with reasonably long duration. Tingly carbonation, slick and sticky, medium body, bitter then astringent finish. Probably not a classic but still very nice.
gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2013
Medium sized head deep gold pour misty medium strong carbonation aromas fruity honey floral notes sweetness flavours strong zesty citrus bitter grapefruity honey floral sweetness lovely tasting ale the finish sharp tasting ale with ligering bitter sweet malt flral taste I enjoyed this Travlr (24745) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear light amber color, white head. Aroma of fresh hay, caramel, summer fruit. Taste is fruity and malty. Nice. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Tap @ Hallertau. Cloudy gold pour with a short, fine white head leaving moderate lace. Toasty, pine nose. Pine, toast, almonds, tea and grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation. The latter is quite fine and yields a creamy mouth feel. This is one of Hallertau’s less hop-forward ales (i.e. more East Coast APA).. Recommended for those favoring a more bitter and meatier APA. TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2011
Golden amber color. Lime, tangerine and a bit kiffer. Very light body. A touch sweet. Light bitter finish. Very quaffable. beer-yum (1710) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 A surprisingly zesty (as advertised) pale ale. Definitely worth including in a tasting session if available (but nothing to go searching far and wide for if not).