bmeup (680) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
A coppery clear one finger tight head with pronounced malty buscuit character. Wonderful hops in the background and a dry finish on what is a classy beer from enzed. Very, very good. grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2010
Lovely traditionally styled IPA - wonderful ballance between a rish full but still crisp malt and fragrant hops. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
500ml Bottle 6.4%. Clear coppery orange with a short beige head that lasts a while. Resiny hoppy aroma has notes of passionfruit, toffee, lemon, honey and pine. Flavour mirrors the aroma. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a long bitter finish. Very nice IPA, a little on the sweet side but balanced with plenty of bitterness. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2010
500ml Bottle 6.4abv. Dark amber in colour with huge creamy white head. Toasted mild flavours with big grass hop bitterness. Very smooth, short palate but very refreshing. KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2010
500 ml bottle 6.4% ABV by the way
Aroma: Hops and a hint of watermelon. As it warms up, there is a hint of grapefruit.
Appearance: Clear golden brown with a thick, rocky, toffee coloured head and good lacing.
Taste: A little sweet, predominant mix of sour and bitter
Palate: Medium body, slightly sticky and a tad creamy--the head is quite dense--with good carbonation and a bitter and slightly astringent finish with nice aftertaste leaning toward melons.
Overall: Not an IPA fanatics first choice but this is a somewhat complicated addition to the growing list of well crafted NZ beers and I can’t see real IPA drinkers pushing this away.
Ungstrup (38383) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Draft. A hazy dark amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of citrus and grassy hops as well as caramel. The flavor is sweet iwth notes of malt, grass, and citrus, leading to a dry and very bitter finish. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
Tap. Delicious. Aromas of grass, pine, and biscuit. Taste is bitter, and long lasting. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a head that doesn’t last. DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 4, 2010
Beautiful Pale copper colour. Pleasantl hop aroma, with solid malty undertone. Flavour is finely balanced combination of hop and Englishy malt. Nicely bitter finish. Authentically British IPA. mickmac (487) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
Tap. An average white head over a dark honey-amber body. Aroma of marmalade, citrus and resin notes. Taste of citrus pith and a moderate-growing bitterness. A full smooth oily mouthfeel. phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Part of the tasting rack at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold color with a medium white head. Has a nice hoppy aroma, with grapefruit citrus and pine. Hops, citrus, and pine are also throughout the flavor, which includes some spice and sweetness before a dry hoppy finish. Very well-balanced and an excellent IPA overall.