Brewed by Harringtons Breweries
Style: American Strong Ale
Christchurch, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, - JUL 24, 2013
average. alcohol well hidden under a fair amount of malty sweetness, but beyond that sweetness there isn’t an awful lot going on, a little APA bitterness coming through. pretty bland for such a high ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UjoKlobasa (902) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Amber color, clear liquid, white long lasting head. Floral hoopy aroma. High sweetness, medium bitterness. Not bad, but too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2015
poured orange gold with a rich hoppy aroma tastes really good full of orange citrus toffee malty flavours hides the alcohol well more sweet than bitter with a lasting hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8895) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. hazy golden pour with a nice off-white-orange head, some retention and lacing. doughy and honeyed maltiness, mangoes, melons, citrus, pepper, booze, hint of tropical notes. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, balanced short to medium long tropical-piney-citrusy finish. nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (2190) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Elle est blonde un peu embrouillée et réussi à laisser des traces au verre. Le nez est de verdure diverse. Houblon, agrumes incertains et un beau bouquet floral. Toutes ces odeurs sont d’une autre palette. Le goût est résineux, floral, une belle amertume nous titille la langue, c’est fruité avec une finale sucrée. L,arrière-goût est très long en amertume et celle-ci est résineuse. Très agréable. Et un fait surprenant, l’alcool est très bien intégré et jamais il ne montre sa puissance. (1097-120614)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6273) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy beige color ale with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of light fruity hops notes with light citrus undertones and dry malt base is good enough. Taste is a mix between some fruity hops with light citrus undertones and a dry caramel malt base. Body is full enough with good carbonation. Not bad but falls a bit short on the hops flavours which may be due to extended trip to Canada.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (4140) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle - 500ml at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal, QC). Cloudy golden body with an average, lasting, off-white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with malty and citrusy hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries mango, orange, and herbal notes. Ends with a long bitter finis. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13681) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light floral and citrusy hops. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with sweet orange, nutty, OK. Bottle at Mondial 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leonardus (59) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Well, Jimthechap has said it all really. What more can I say, this is perhaps the best iAPA I have ever tasted, right from the first mouthful, I knew I was onto a winner! Well done Harringtons to serve up this beaut. I’ve just tried a 2nd bottle of this delightful drop. Orange peel and sweetness hit my taste-buds first up. The hops I am unfamiliar with, but they are interestingly citrus and sweet. And it is a sweet beer, with a good nose, and surprisingly for 9.5% does not come across as overpowering or give the impression of being ’rushed’ in the brewing process to obtain that potency (I often wonder about the sugar content of these high alcohol beers). I definitely enjoyed it again, but what beer you drink prior to tasting this drop can determine your lasting impressions of it. I will purchase again, if only for the warm fuzzies and nice after-taste it leaves you with at completion of consuming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sideshow11 (13) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2014
Great tasting beer. Very drinkable and suprisingly good . It's defiantly one I'll repeat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
500 ml bottle pours golden with long lasting decent almost frothy head. Amazing floral hops coming through in the aroma. After my first swig it’s sweet giving me a slight headache. Weird. Thought I would taste a lot but feels like I was distracted by something then it was a sweet aftertaste. The aroma has hints of pine nut. The aftertaste is bitter and there?s a sort of pulpy oily texture left on the tongue that I don?t understand. My tongue is kind of numb. Never had that before. Looks good smells good but not my kind of beer I guess.

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