Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
An aggressive, tropical NZ hopped aroma gives way to the rich, copper coloured malt base and a huge lingering bitterness to finish. In an ode to its ancestors, weve used all English malts in the grist and a bold English bittering hop in the boil.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
danjs5 (207) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2017
UPDATED: APR 30, 2017 This is a well made super smooth beer. Pours a clear copper with a decent dirty head and lacing. It has as a beautiful nose of pungent yeast, hops and malt with some fruit sweetness. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Some syrupy texture. Fruity sweetness and upfront hoppy biterness with a honey undertone. The bitterness is very pleasing almost exquisite as it creeps through the palate to a long backend. This is a real treat and the real deal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (2116) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2017
500ml bottle pours a pale copper color with a bit of head. Stone fruit hop flavors. A little yeasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tezminator (200) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2017
Looks very nice in the glass. Nose is fruit and caramel. I can taste some caramel and pine resin. Little grapefruit and faint earthiness from the green hops. Nice "oily" mouth-feel. It is a great IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skarecrow (630) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2017
50ml bottle Hazy amber with Ok head. Aroma is grapefruit/pine with malt base. Taste is the same with medium bitterness. OK

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (1109) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2017
Super beautiful aroma of tropical fruits and a stone fruit sweetness. Perfect copper colour, with a creamy head. Taste follows the aroma, with that mellow, almost syrupy background and pine needles after the cocktail of tropical fruits and a resinous feel in the mouth. One of the most excellent NZ IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2016
Sweet IPA mostly pine resin so quite sweet and maple sweetness. A little bitter but not overly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1448) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 24, 2016
330ml bottle (exp 19/1/17) purchased from First Choice Liquor in Cairns. Pours hazy deep amber with a decent sized off-white head showing good retention and lace. I get fresh pine needles, bitter blood oranges, grapefruit, and a hint of earthiness on the nose and tongue balanced by a mild biscuit malt base. Palate is certainly hop forward and bitter with the earthy and bitter citrus notes coming through at the very end. Medium bodied with an oily texture and average carbonation. One of the best Australasian IPAs out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Keg at magic Rock .. Copper . Thin white lacing... Soft sweet herbal toffee fruit nose.... Dark toffee malts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1800) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
Poured a clouded coppery-amber colour with a one- to two-finger off-white frothy head that retained very well and laced OK. Carbonation low, soft and medium. Aroma dominated by nice strong pine with caramel malt undertones. Taste of pine and slight grapefruit with caramel/toffee notes; nicely hops-driven. Light to medium body. Crisp and slightly dry with a lingering bitterness on the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (913) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is all pine and bubblegum hops. Flavour is the same. Pleasantly bitter with some interesting flavour on the way.

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