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


on tap


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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, we’ve used all English malts in the grist and a bold English bittering hop in the boil.

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Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - 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.

Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 8, 2016
Sweet IPA mostly pine resin so quite sweet and maple sweetness. A little bitter but not overly.

floydian1 (1502) - 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.

cgarvieuk (26089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Keg at magic Rock .. Copper . Thin white lacing... Soft sweet herbal toffee fruit nose.... Dark toffee malts

KeefOz (1926) - 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.

explosivedog (1695) - 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.

TuiSamesi (17) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 30, 2016
Suffers from excess hopping and nowhere as good as a cold Tui East India Pale Ale.

LesArgen (383) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2016
A full-bodied IPA with a really nice aroma of grapefruit, peach, pine resin, honey and lychee. The bitterness is balanced in the mouth with a little bread and honey. Perhaps a slight wateriness is the only downside.

mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2016 [8395-20160530] Tap. Light leafy fruit aroma. Clear, orange body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter grainy hop leaf and light citrus notes in the flavour. Medium body. Good, nice balance. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7

(@ ParrotDog brewery, Wellington, NZ)

[8462B-20160608] 330mL bottle. Tree resin and orange peel oil aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter orange oil malt flavour. Medium-full body. Lovely. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6

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jercraigs (10921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
2016-05-30. Dark amber body with a nice beige head. 3+ Aroma of caramel malt, mild hop character. Flavour is fairly bitter up front, green hops and moderate fruit and green hops over a strong caramel malt base. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Tasty but much too malty for my preference for an IPA. 7/4/7/3/1415 Sampled at/bottle from Parrotdog, Wellington, NZ.

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