hauxe (899) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2017 buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve had this on the hand pull, where it made a lovely smooth summer afternoon ale, now trying it with carbonation, from the 500ml bottle. Pours rich brown with a full head, from which the predominant aroma are the Riwaka hops. Full and bitter in the mouth, but with a lovely smoothness from a nicely balanced malt. The sprucey notes of the New Zealand hops is probably a bit too overpowering, especially on the after-taste. It’s a typically New Zealand IPA, which is fine, but not quite capturing the British heritage I think they may’ve been going for.
That aside, this is a lovely sprightly drop.
Pours dark amber from the bottle. A frothy white head lingers. The aroma is floral with caramel and vanilla undertones. Taste is mildly bitter, a bit stale at the finish. (Expires next year, June.) Body is medium, carbonation is mild. Overall nice aroma with a mediocre taste. harrisoni (19189) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 Bottle at GBBF 2017. Thanks to Stephen. Hazy amber colour lasting cream head. some oxidised hop on aroma. Some toffee. Bit sweet. Just the hops arent fresh. Resin. Fresh i am sure was good. Sticky sweet. Beerhunter111 (22257) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2017
Bottle shared at Chris & Ruth´s House. A almost clear deep golden beer with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of orange fruits, bitter fruity hops, soft resinous hops. TASte of orange fruits, zest, mild resinous hops, medium bitterness, quite nice! AleRider78 (1413) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 Pours an average amount of foamy head but goes away fairly quickly. Has an amber/coppery appearance. Has earthy, rusty like hop aromas with some roasted malts. Flavours of malted barley, light caramel and toffee hints with some resin and darker earthy, citrus hops. Also some notes of bready malts and some fairly bitter hops in the finish. Tingling mouthfeel. Nice and crisp bitter sweet balance of hops. Pretty good stuff but not a constant go-to kinda beer. simontomlinson (559) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Thin bubbly beige head stayed on a reddish brown still body.
Minimal malty aroma.
Thick & cloying. Minimal carbonation.
Malty tastes with dark berries, caramel & faintly hoppy on the aft. Very similar to a standard English IPA.
explosivedog (1508) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours orange brown. Caramel, biscuit, strawberry, blackberry, black pepper, orange marmalade. Nice full body. Not usually a fan of more English style IPAs but the body and malt profile on this are hard to say no to. Nice. Lore (2870) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 16, 2017
clear dark golden to amber colour, medium sized off-white head; aroma and taste of citruses, bittery orange zest oils, marmalade, resiny notes and some caramel; good IPA! Mr_Pink_152 (5423) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Bottle from Crafty Bottle, Lincoln. This was a lively one, Hazy amber colour big foamy head. Aroma yeasty and caramel, tobacco, and black tea, not a hoppy IPA. Taste yeasty, sweet, ok but not what i expected. Bule (2240) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2017
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. Mild hop flavors. Homebrew yeastiness dominates.
Skarecrow (873) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2017
Hazy light brown color with good head.
Medium bitterness with biscuit malt body and pine resin finish.