Patersoi (189) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2017 buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm chocolate and orange hop aroma. Deep red colouring. At first I was a bit taken aback by how sweet it was in the mouth, so rich and malty, but there’s a orange-chocolate hoppiness going on back there. It looks and smells like an amber ale, but the complexity of the malt and fullness of the hops almost makes me think of a light-black IPA! It’s lovely. Fresh and fulling, a great sipper.
Pours deep amber. Hints of malt and florals in the bouquet. Some sweet malt but lots of hops tend to dominate the palette. Sugary and hoppy finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Samtzu (629) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2017
500ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with off white head. Strong malty nose with hints of citrus. Medium body with the predominant malt flavours again and a lingering zesty citrus finish. Skarecrow (1054) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2017
Red amber with good head.
Malty aroma with subtle fruity hop note.
Mild bitterness. Quite sweet biscuit malt palate.
Nice one. floydian1 (1519) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 12, 2016
Tap in Melbourne (BBC, Eureka Tower). A superior amber ale with toasty nutty caramel malts and a decent citrusy/piney dry hop bitterness to the finish. Clean malty medium-bodied palate. Nice balance. ABV well hidden. explosivedog (1833) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2016
330ml bottle. Aroma is all spicy hops and a little pine. Flavour is big pine, then spice and toast. Decent.
mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
[8396-20160530] Tap. Grainy fruit aroma. Clear, orange red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Fruity grains malt flavour has a light sweet finish that doesn’t linger. Medium body. Good, nice balance. (7/4/8/3/15) 3.7
jercraigs (11095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
(@ ParrotDog brewery, Wellington, NZ)
2016-05-30. Dark red-brown body, nice head. 3+ Aroma of malt and moderate fruity hop character. Flavour starts with a sweet malt introduction but finishes on the dry side, moderate bitterness and fruity hops. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. I’d almost prefer this over the Bitterbitch if in a malty mood. Surprisingly quaffable. 7/4/7/3/14-15 Sampled at Parrotdog, Wellington, NZ. tombutlin (370) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2015
This is a fine Red IPA, with a distinctly tan coloured head and amber hue. Citrus hop aroma and fine malt heart. My only quibble is that the aroma vanished after a couple of sips JoshRaburn (721) - - NOV 18, 2015
Very hoppy US style ale. Kind of similar to brewdog’s Old Pony Club I think (the best of BD’s range imo). Nice balance of malt and citrus sharp hops. Rangi (671) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2015
Poors a very nice clear dark copper. Aroma is of slight fruity hops and roasted grain. Taste is nice full body with a smooth but lingering bitterness. Tasty crisp filling beer.