tombutlin (355) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2016
Great aroma of pine & citrus, promising a wild ride from a small brewer. The taste is a letdown, possibly the most bitter beer I’ve had all year. Bitter in a lip tingling way, like the time someone gave you a salad with dandelions in it. Pull back on the bitterness and this would be a great beer williamstome (1957) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Hazy bright orange pour, small white head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, bread and caramel. Flavor of spicy hops, earth, caramel, burnt coffee, lemon. Gylo (310) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bardzo dobra IPA, wytrawna z wyra?nymi nutami gorzkich skórek od cytrusów. Bardzo pijalna, jedno z lepszych nowozelandzkich piw jakie mia?em okazj? wypi?. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2013
The head is good, the body is very cloudy. It smells hoppy, creamy, bitter, malty, The taste is hoparomatic flowery, bitter, bit boring and stale 3.0 sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2013
Pours a decent, quickly receding head. Very fragrant nose with tropical fruits. Fairly dark colour for an IPA, amber, a bit cloudy, which is a good thing. Nice and bitter, fruity and piney . Rather soft carbonation, and a good body. Great local craft beer.
alectron (30) - - JUN 9, 2013
Beautifully fruity nose; pineapple, mangoes, pears, peaches. Nice head & red appearance. Palate more piney & bitter, very bitter at that muich less fruit, but doesn’t get more extreme in the finish fortunately. More pine & some fruits ()mostly pineapple) now, also a bit of soapyness. lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2013
tropical fruit dominates this, but is balanced by a lasting piney bitterness. quite delicious actually. Zeke_NZL (33) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2012
Aroma: resin, citrus. Appearance: golden to amber with a white head that quickly dissapates to a lingering thin film. Taste: very bitter, light sweetness. Palate: medium body, lively, long bitter finish. Overall: an enjoyable beer great on a hot or cold day or anythng in between. drpimento (3726) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2012
This is a toughie. Seems more like a hoppy amber v whichever IPA. Served a tad cold n w/ small foamy frothy cream colored head that settled down m sum lace. Color is clear amber. Aroma is mainly burnt sugar w/ hop n a little fruit. Flavors simlr to nose w/ gud balance. Finish is like flavor avg length very drinkable. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 19, 2011
Tasted off tap at Cassel’s and Sons The Brewery. The first and most striking thing is the colour. Shy of digging out the Dulux colour chart, it’s a lustrous yellow-gold and despite the head fading into the glass in short time, it is a good looking pint. The aromas are of tropical fruit, dehydrated papaya and a nod to spruce cones. The aroma draws you in, which is all you can ask for. Flavours dwell mainly on those fruits and pine resin flavours and there’s a full ’someone just stuck a skewer through the sides of my tongue’ bitterness - not dangerously overwhelming like a lot of West Coast IPAs, but it’s definite, it’s there and it’s enduring. The finish is long lasting and certainly invites another pint... which it did. An extremely enjoyable pint from start to finish.