Patersoi (180) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2017 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy rich amber colour with a persistent white collar of head. Poured way too cold off gas-flow (when will people disregard traditional public ideals for serving temperature?). From what I was able to garner about the aroma there was orange blossom, caramel and golden syrup. In fact the aromas tend along two directions: floral and malty. This isn’t bad, in fact it is quite charming.
The flavour is fresh, keen and of tart juicy fruits and flowers. A real summery ale to taste with a concomitant light body. There is a good twinge of astringent bitterness which seems to carry to a puckering finish.
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 (607) - 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 (979) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2017
330ml bottle floydian1 (1501) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 12, 2016
Red amber with good head.
Malty aroma with subtle fruity hop note.
Mild bitterness. Quite sweet biscuit malt palate.
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 (1684) - 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 (9874) - 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 (10921) - 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.