davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
On tap at Cookie. Nice and fruity, with great balance. Caramel, cherries, grass in the aroma. Taste is sweet and bitter, very well balanced; long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head. mkel07 (6546) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at The Scratch. Great ipa with loads of pine needle aromas with some floral hop aromas also in the mix. Full in the mouth and flavour lingers on the palate. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
Amber in color with big white head. Piney hope aroma. Bold citrus flavours. Very cool. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
TimE (6259) - 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. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2011
Taster at Beervana NZ. "Bitter" - that’s an understatement. Hop head heaven.