Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft at the source. Hazy amber color, small white head, solid lacing. Aroma of citrus and baking white bread. Taste is similar. Decent. deyholla (12195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a clear amber with a near white head that dissipated slowly to the edges and laced nicely. Aroma had a strong grapefruit note with a strong grain backing. Flavor began with grapefruit throughout with a bread backing phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Draft at Three Floyds, served in an imperial pint glass. Pours a cloudy red-amber color with a small, creamy beige head. Big aroma of herbal and floral hops, pine sap, citrus peel, caramel malts, and tropical fruits. Flavor is similar, but more citrusy and resinous, with grapefruit, pine resin, and some malts. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, a floral mouthfeel, and a bitter finish. Fresh and nice, and reminds me of a lot of the great beers I drank in Aotearoa itself last year. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a reddish deep copper hue, darker, with big fiery red sunset notes, faint light haze, but pretty transparent with a cakey beige head atop, moderate and stays that way with really nice lacing that layers beautifully. Aromas are a nice melange of floral and citrusy hops, some grass, toffee and biscuit malty sweetness, a touch of lemon rind, grapefruit, caramel, bready malts. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied with a nice mix of citrusy lemon slanted hops, toffee and biscuits, some nice bitter florals. Very well balanced, a nice heavier hopped Red or Amber, with still a nice upcoming malty biscuit and toffee sweetness underneath. Nice hopped ale, lively lemon and biscuits.. Balanced well and easily quaffed. Change of pace from the Floyds. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tap: Poured a deep coppery hue with a nice frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of tropical and citric fruits, some dank and herbal vapours, a bit of bready and caramel malts with a hit of pepper and allspice. The taste is moderately bitter and quite fruity with lots of mango and tangerine at first followed by white wine and some pineapple. The malt is pretty much just there as a minimalist supporting act. The finish is lightly hop spiced and a bit minerally. The mouth feel is sprite and refreshing. Overall a very nice brew that turned out much better than my homebrew using all NZ hops. A very hoppy Amber Ale if I do say so... aka it is really an IPA or at least a NZPA.
nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Imperial pint at FFF. Deep amber-brown, looks filtered. Foamy beige head. Very nice aroma, this is my ultimate amber ale (?). Crisp, earthy hop tones excellently complementing and balancing he fruity amber malt. Dry and herbal but smooth malt tones too. Soapy, in the best possible way. Unique hoppy nuances. A completely sessionable Amber-APA hoppy red thing. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at Three Floyds over Christmas. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice amber-orange color with a bit of haze to it. Good white head and plenty of ringy lacing on the way down. The nose carries some great tropical notes and a hefty amount of orange. A bit of zest as well. Flavor is a bit too sweet with fruit and malt. Medium body with a semi-dry finish, as there is a bit of sweetness there. Tasty treat. tmoreau (4631) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
On tap at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL. as a 16 oz. serving, with a clear, orange/golden color, silky, off white head foam, and clingy, etched-like lacing. The nose was smooth malt and an aromatic combo of ruby grapefruit and nectarine. Medium hop bitterness and malt were well balanced in the flavor, which also presented a touch of marmalade-like sweetness. Medium bodied and decently carbonated, this IPA might not satisfy the ultimate hop head’s needs, but at this sitting, I appreciated it’s balance, appropriate bitterness, and sheer quaffability. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2010
On tap at 3F brewpub. Amber pour with nice off white head. Aromas of caramel and fruit, nice fresh leafy, minty hops. A bit of citrus. Flavor has a nice bold hop rush with a very slight caramel and fruity sweetness. Very nice to drink. Really excellent pale. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
tap at the brewery, pours amber with white head, a nice citrusy aroma with sweet caramel malt notes, flavors have citrusy.notes with red fruits nicely bitter like alpha k with new z hops