Skarecrow (979) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 4, 2016
500ml bottle. waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2015
Slight hazy amber color with OK head.
Aroma is rum and raisin, sherry cask, and slight fruity hop.
Medium bitterness with toffee malt body and smooth finish.
from a 500ml bottle that poured reddy brown & lacy the aroma is hops malt bit fruity the taste is stronger similar hops vanilla caramel malt flavours & a fine tangy hoppy finish enjoyed beer-yum (1906) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2015
Tropical fruit aroma in a copper pour. Taste is hop forward and full bodied but has a hint of wood/alcohol that detracts from the overall drink. kiwichurchie (12) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2014
Deep garnet red with thin beige head, pretty subdued aroma, roast malt and dried fruit joe19612 (3102) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark red colour with a firm white head, aroma has hops and a hint of some berries, the taste is medium bitterness, with friut and hops with a dry bitter finish.
Cuso (8940) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle, kindly shared by Miro, many thanks. Dark reddish brown color with medium off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma with caramel. Caramel malt followed by nice citrus hoppy kick. Long hoppy bitter finish. Went nicely with grilled meat. Good. MisoW (3665) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2014
Botte, courtesy of Miro. Pours reddish color, lightly beige head. Aroma is malty, citrusy, hoppy. Teste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, citrusy, red berries, hints of caramel, grapefruit. Medium long, bittersweet grapefruit finish. Pdubyah (812) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2014
I started really liking this and then I stopped to be less effusive. If anything although this is bitter it’s also burdened at the same time with sweetness and caramel in equal measures and amounts, it’s all one thing, which drown both things. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 30, 2014
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2014 Total Score: 3.1
I started really liking this and then I stopped to be less effusive. If anything although this is bitter it’s also burdened at the same time with sweetness and caramel in equal measures and amounts, it’s all one thing, which drown both things.
I’m curious as to what consitutes a New Zealand flavour component of IPA - may be it is the signature orchard character of Motueka hopping? Will it be in this beer? I saw the bottle at The Twisted Hop in Christchurch and my curiosity got the better of me. chinchill (5343) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Deep ruby red in colour. Clear with a greyish-white head that was only temporary in the glass. The aroma suggests mellow reddish fruits like ripe plums and Montmorency sour cherries. A sip reveals that lovely fruitiness and a prickly heat reminiscent of a touch of chilli? One thing I haven’t got so far is the citrus, but blood orange and pomelo could be involved in both the aroma and flavour profile. The flavours are more savoury than sweet, but there’s a lovely medium body and those cherries come back toward a good finish that includes some resinous spruce.
This is good drinking, and I’ve enjoyed this beer. Would I have another pint though? Probably not if I wanted to stay upright for long at 7% abv.
On tap at the Fork & Brewer in Wellington.
Pour was deep red-brown with excellent clarity; fairly durable tan head.
Aroma: spicy hops; trace of Brett?; hint of caramel.
Flavor: vanilla and caramel malts; bitter/sweet; lacking hops for style.
Feel: near medium body.