DylansDad (659) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2015 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m sorry that I cannot give this beer a more thorough review as I had it on the hop at The Hop (did you see what I did there?). Appears golden and clear with plentiful sparkle. Aromas tend toward summer fruits, passionfruit and dehydrated papaya with very gentle flavours and restrained bitterness. It is, as the description says, sessionable and refreshing. Uncomplicated, but tasty enough.
Does exactly what it says on the label: it’s a simple refreshing ale to have after a hard day’s work. The malt is clean and crisp and the hops are relatively restrained, yet the flavour perfectly captures the smell of a handful of Cascade pellets. If you know what that smells like, then you know what this tastes like. Nice. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2014
The head is medium, the body gold-brown and clear. It smells hoppy, aromatic, peach-dry. The taste is bitter, flowery, hop-aromatic, bitter. Nice! 3.4 Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
This was an interesting first timer, with fruity NZ aromas of passion fruit and sweet ice wine. Those elements where present in the flavour too, but with less intensity and in the end there was little bitterness to excite the taste buds. If the intent was to make a sessionable beer, they nailed it. I can certainly see the poolside consumption. Not bad for this newbie Hop Baron, considering that we are parochial Christchurch and that we already have our pretty damn good Beer Baroness! lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
#6 hoptoberfest at the volstead - pretty typical golden ale. rather unexciting, though it’s pleasant enough.