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94
style
Brewed by ParrotDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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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4.4
Hop_Hedonist (672) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2017
Bottle - lovely hoppy nose - quite malty palate but plenty of fruity hops to balance - mild bitterness - good beer enjoyed.

3.9
oldbatchman (31) - - DEC 21, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2017 Pours a glorious hazy deep amber from the bottle. Enticing aromas of pine resin and caramel malt. Full satisfying mouthfeel with restrained carbonation. Restrained multi layered bitterness interacting with rich malt and grapefruit. Having this on tap at the local would be dangerous

4.2
NZJoe (53) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2017
Growler from Liquorland Fitzroy. Pours a dark-ish amber with a finger of head. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Taste is pineapple, mango, and beeswax. Solid bitterness but this is not what Id call an aggressive IPA, its very well balanced and refreshing. Theres enough malt there just to give it a nice body without being to malty and syrupy. Very nice, restrained IPA.

3.9
timmmmm (24) - New York City, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Very good IPA. Incredibly dry on the initial sip, but that's followed by a hop explosion, expertly delivered. Would go out of my way to drink again (including on draft).

3.7
DamMag (5) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2017 does not count
A good, solid old school IPA. Pours a hazy, light amber with a lasting moderate head. Aroma of resinous pine and floral, fruity, citrus hops with a bready, caramel backbone. Taste as per aroma. Medium body with a resinous, oily texture. Average carbonation. Moderately high bitterness that lingers into the finish. Makes a change from the modern IPA that is all late hops with little malt to get in the way of the hops. If you like a bitter beer with the malt to back it up then this is the beer for you.

4.3
aussiealchemist (65) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy orange with firm white head that settles. Low carbonation. Aroma is luscious; melon, passion fruit, stone fruit dominate. Flavour is quite strongly resinous pine plus citrus and pineapple. Some nice light caramel nutty malts as well. Taste is strongly bitter, mainly on the front and mid palates with enough sweetness to balance. Palate is full, smooth and oily with noticeable alcohol lift. Overall a great IPA. The big bitterness might build up after a few but it is very drinkable.

3.5
RoJo28 (114) - - JUL 15, 2017
Above-average IPA in a sea of IPAs, without doing anything outstanding. In a row of identical houses, this one at least has a cool garden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2017
From a bottle. A pretty decent example of the style, maltier than most, dangerously drinkable.

4
danjs5 (357) - 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.


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