Idiosynkrasie (8190) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2015
500ml bottle [celebrating the All Blacks historical triumph]. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting and lacing, off-white head. Citrusy and piney, resinous, hoppy aroma, notes of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, a touch of pineapple, some lemon peel, a touch of mint and eucalyptus, caramel malty basis with an almond touch. Taste is pungent bitter hoppy, citrusy, malty background with an almond touch, slightly washy fruitiness, lemon-orange-pineapple-grapefruit; lemongrass, mint, balm and eucalyptus interludes in the last third. Refreshing, throttled lively carbonation, lasting bitter finish. It’s a hop monster, but I try to take it untouched as Richie McCaw would do. markextrae (4579) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2015
bottle sample at a bar. poured a clear dark golden to amber colour with a white head. nose of presed citrus, cut grass, tropical fruits, crisp malts and a note of sweet caramel in the back. taste of fleshy stone fruits, pineapple, with a nice balanced hop bitterness. mouthfeel is medium bodied. enjoyable ipa RichTheVillan (8443) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Keg at Piccadilly Tap; hazy orange pour with a foamy white head, aroma has some decent tropical hop action along with citrus and grapefruit, taste has tangerine, mango, some pine a hint of caramel, very good. caesar (7390) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle @ derat, small sample. Clear orange to amber color, short head. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, some pine, sweet caramel and toffee. Quite sweet in taste, soft to medium bitterness. Caramel, toffee. Bit too sweet for my liking. Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
500mL bottle from Slowbeer. BB 03/03/2016
Pours an orange gold beer, creamy white head.
Hops drive the nose, typically NZ affair - lovely ripe tropical fruits -guavas, paw paws, papayas - leafy herbs, dried herbs, earthy herbs - good measure of caramel malts.
Big beer; full creamy, syrupy, resiny, oily, lovely really.
Just resiny, sticky, lots of ripe tropicals, tangy citrus, dried herbal hops, doses of caramel - long finish , plenty of bitterness but well balanced.
Bullit (4790) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle @ Cafe Derat. Clear golden coloured with an of white head. nose is pine, syrupy, caramel malty. Flavour is caramel malts, pine hops, fruity, citrus, fairly sweet. Medium bitterness, and well hopped. a revved up version of the ipa. gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2015
Rich orange pour strong carbonation large head aromas floral tropical fruit citrus stone fruit rich malt the flavours mango apricot pine strong bitter grapefruit caramel pineapple lots of resin crisp ale good balance like a DIPA really best notes at the finish hop mix strong resin and bitter sweetness is so good lovely ale canadiankiwi (149) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2015
Citrus fruity noise. Hazy bronze Amber colour. Not much of a head when poured from borrow. Quite easy drinking despite its nature. elbernays (1731) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from Blackrock cellar. Citrus pine, thick caramel notes. Sticky caramel with citrus finish. Slick mouthfeel with a large bite to bitterness. Nice DIPA Garrold (5811) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle. Beer Stop, Dronfield. A month off it’s BBD. Very hazy, reddy amber. Swirly, lasting, white head. Rich, thick, stewed hop. Minty toffee. Bit of marzipan. Oily herb. Hint of vanilla. Taste is sticky sweet, turning big, herby, punchy bitter. Very chewy and resinous. Palate is all of that. Soft carbonation. Finishes lip sticking sweet, and long, slightly boozy, chewy, resinous bitter. Massively tasty. Half a world away from fresh, but I loved this.