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Brewed by Panhead Custom Ales (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: American Pale Ale
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
American-style muscle gets backed up here with real kiwi horsepower. A long, aromatic list of hops like Centennial, Citra and Simcoe should lead you to expect a massive bitterness and sensory hop presence, and you wouldnt be far off that expectation at all. One for the hop heads.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1486) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Keg Third of a Pint at Craft 100 Festival at Craft Beer Co, Clapham, London in Oct 2016 - Clear Orangey Gold in colour. Creamy white head. Good lacing. Very Fruity; orange and grapefruit citrus. Hoppy; resinous piney hops. Malty; biscuity malts, caramel. Likeable. Decent APA. (2016-10-09)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (284) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a mild gold with little off white head. Huge aroma of citrus and other American hops. Medium body with a strong initial hop profile which fades into passionfruit and a subtle bitterness. One of the best APAs coming out of NZ.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (880) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2016
Pours a crystal clear golden-amber color with a half finger broad head with a froth, white head. Smells of juicy orange, ripe pineapple and crisp lemon peel. Has a cakey undertone, just to compliment to the bright fruity hops. Has a soft, velvet and well nuanced carbonation with a pleasantly light, flavorful body, which remains its refreshment throughout. Pretty dry from the beginning till the end with lots of citrus zest, a hint of kiwi and wet grass, together with blood oranges and balancing malts. The malts provide a cakey note, adding a white bread dough quality with more lemon atop. Its finish is a bit thin, but pleasantly dry, with just a small portion of the fruits prevailing. Very hop forward, with a pungent bitterness throughout, with just enough malts to balance the dryness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2016
Bottle sample at a Farewell to Bugrashov tasting at Stas. Thanks Tom. Clear gold, white film. A little old but ok in the nose - mango and some onion. Bitter, sweet and fruity old hops in the mouth, followed by some dank. Light body, soft fizz, oniony finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12552) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle sample at the "Farewell to Vova Shack" tasting at Stass place. Thanks Tom L. Hazy golden, Hoppy aroma, fruity, slightly stale. Flavor is quite dry, slightly sweetish, with a bit of malt, and slightly stale bitterish fruity hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1044) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2016
5.7%ABV. APA. Poured out clear light amber. 8SRM. Nose has citrus in abundance with grapefruit, ripe lemons, pomelo, lime. There are also nice pine accents, pine oil and fresh herbs, smelling like fresh salsa or a tabouleh, hints of cilantro, parsley and scallion. Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has pale malt body with Graham cracker, pie crusts, lightly browned toast and bread crumbs. Hops are citrus and spice. Citrus: grapefruit peel, lemon zest, grapefruit seeds. Spice: coriander, wild scallion, parsley. Finish is long with a spicy middle tapering into a lingering back of the tongue bitter with a bit of resinous stickiness. Goes on Favorites List!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17973) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Keg at Craft 100, 06/10/16. Golden orange with a decent off white head. Nose is toasted malts, bitter orange, caramel, straw. Taste is malt forward, orange peel, grains, bread dough, light melon, lemon rind, hint of pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close dashed with earthy hop bitterness. Decent enough regulation APA, again an old skool US brew pub lilt to this as per their IPA (Yank Tank).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (7258) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2016
keg at craft 100. It pours a clean golden color with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet and resinous with notes of pine cones, melon and resin. Taste is also sweet and resinous with some malts melon resin and pine cones. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice one

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2016
Pours golden colour with a finger of white head that slowly disappates. Powerful juicy tropical aroma. Taste is more restrained, almost disappointly so after the nose. Nice hoppy finish

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, and hops. Taste is medium sweet.


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