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93
style
Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, we’ve used all English malts in the grist and a bold English bittering hop in the boil.

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simdevmat (1) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2012 does not count
Great tasting IPA, if you enjoy the Tutatara APA then you will enjoy this one.

3.7
ciaranc (1306) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 17, 2012
Heres an IPA which is not overly complex, yet very enjoyable. Rigger from the brewery. Pour is deep amber gold, with a little head which gives good lacing. Aromas are resiney piney hops, floral and honey. Quite full bodied, a touch chewy even, not overwhelming hoppy in the middle, good malt backbone with a rising intensity of bitterness in the finish. Quite well balanced and very drinkable.

3.5
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2012
From tap at The Taphaus, Wellington. Nice lemony hop on the nose, round, rich and bitter in the mouth. Lingeringly lovely aftertaste. A really well balanced IPA, no one element driving out the other, and delivers the hops without killing the tastebuds. Great for a warm sunny afternoon.

2.6
andyfla99 (12) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2012
Strong floral flavour and also vegetive rhubarb-like character, a little spice - black pepper or cinnamon. Overwhelmingly floral. Malt flavour is difficult to find, so the beer is a bit unbalanced for me. Quite dry. Would prefer more sweetness from a bigger malt character, and I’d like to know what hop profile is involved as I’m struggling to recognise the hop aroma and no sign of dry hopping so I suspect (as the name suggests) the majority of hops are towards the start of the boil. On the hop aroma thing I’m really wondering what’s involved because it’s very different to your regular hoppy ale, again very floral.

3
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Tap @ Galbraith’s (09/11). Clear, light amber pour with a short white soapy head leaving sparse lace. Pleasing pine and fruity hop nose. Medium body and carbonation. Resin, pineapple, toast and tea. Medium grapefruit finish. Great balance for an APA.

3.6
TimE (6119) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2011
amber brown color. Big fresh hoppy nose. Small dollop of butterscotch in the mouth with apricots, citrus and apples. Moderate bitter finish. Well balanced. More of an extra pale ale, than an ipa. Very enjoyable.

3.8
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2011
Taster at Beervana NZ. "Bitter" - that’s an understatement. Hop head heaven.

3.9
HopObessaison (21) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2011
Tap from Beervana - lovely aroma, awesome level of bitterness and a solid flavour.

3.9
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 On tap at Beer Quartet. Pours opaque copper with a small beige head. Nice nose of balanced caramel malts and citrus hops. The malts back this one very well. Caramel/toffee malts which succumb to a lingering citrus and hop bitterness with great length. Fantastic beer for their first one. They won the Beer of Choice at Beervana 3 out of the 4 sessions and I think they thoroughly deserved that accolade


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