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Brewed by Hop Federation Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Riwaka, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.5
anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours a golden pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.4
LesArgen (360) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2017
It has a slightly unusual aroma full of very resinous hops plus apple, spearmint, cherry and tobacco. The resin and tobacco are joined by some grapefruit and salt water in the taste. The aftertaste is a little more standard, consisting mainly of grapefruit and plenty of alcohol.

3.1
Maris (1514) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2017
From a 500ml bottle on 26/3/2017 (shared by Butz with thanks). Pours an opaque dark golden with a small to medium head. The nose is quite fruity and yeasty. Flavour wise, there’s quite a bit of sweet fruit, some yeastiness and a prominent, quite salty bitterness.The saltiness is actually quite overpowering. Full bodied, with moderate carbonation. Might be okay if it wasn’t so salty.

3.6
Cantabrian (1131) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 28, 2016
Gold translucent, with a creamy head, aromas of fruits and a touch of cashew apples. Flavour is very hoppy, bitter grassy, some grapefruit and not as mellow as I expected. Resinous as sap, perhaps it should age and mellow in a bottle to get a more round character.

4.2
mkel07 (5980) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2016
121116. Bottle from Super Whatnot. This is certainly a big ass beer with a hop explosion in both the aroma and the flavour, this beer is all about the hops. Fresh pine needle and tropical fruit aromas fill the nose and the beer fills the mouth with a strong resinous almost sticky coating. A big beer that needs to be treated with respect.

3.7
explosivedog (1183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2016
500ml bottle. Aroma is sweet and fruity, a little pear, a little white chocolate. Flavour is big bitter grapefruit up front leading into a strong bittersweet caramel finish. Gains a little black pepper character as it warms. Tasty.

3.8
StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2016
On tap at Beer Incider. Just what you’d expect, a huge range fruity of hop flavours slapping you in the mouth and a resin finish.

3.6
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2016
A lovelly cloudy looking beer. Tons of delicious hops but not too bitter as the alcahol taste kicks in. The hops tastes like sweet pine.

3.8
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, some caramel and hops. Taste is medium sweet.

3.5
Ktwse (4887) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma is perfumey and floral, with resin, light citrus, light tropical fruit. Taste is mild fruit sweet up front, followed by a rich pine bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.


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