stevenellis (2) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
Great to see this on beer engine. Aroma isn’t strong, but the beer is great on hand pull yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 Tasted 10/01/2005. On tap at the Malthouse - 5%, I believe.
Golden amber in colour, spritzy nature. Thin white head that remains through this bright beer. Grassy hop aroma, a little malt. Light mouthfeel for an IPA. Bitterness is beautifully balanced with a citrusy sweetness. Juicy sweet grapefruits up front and grassy bitterness in the back dominate the flavours. Probably more along the lines of the new world pale ales than a traditional IPA, not quite gutsy enough. An extra couple of points aroma and flavour after tasting the hand pumped version at Bodega - tasted 05/05/2005. Dudar (111) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 26, 2011
Fruity toffee butterscotch honey nose with some perfumy flowery hops, toasty biscuity sweet malt, medium body, grassy earthy spicy hop flavour, minerally bitterness. More of an ESB for my taste but very enjoyable. drjoeng (1291) - SINGAPORE - JAN 2, 2017
Poured out amber. 12ºSRM.
Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate is light and clean with pale malt, light sweetness suggesting lightly browned toast, wonderbread and sweet dough, keep in mind that the sweet is light but the palate has a nice ponderous sweet bready body. So it’s not all light and sweet. There is a nice slightly sour, fruity body to the palate which suggests juice, maybe some fresh-squeezed orange, especially a cloudy milky fresh-squeezed juice with a lot of pith. YOverall very sour and lemon juicy as far as the palate goes.
Hops are resinous, pine, bitter melon, there is an emphasis on bitter rather than the pine or the citrus. So not so much on the parent aromatics and more emphasis on the bitter betas.
Finish is medium with a clean bitter back of the throat bitter, which I have come to associate with Columbus.
Goes on Favorites List! Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle (BB Sep 2010).
Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, off-white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium to dark amber, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of mandarin orange, dried mango, cinnamon, black tea, cardboard.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
As with the Pilsner, another old sample...but once again, one that has not suffered as a result. Just a very small bit of cardboardy oxidation, the rest is beautiful. Gotta love bottle conditioning. Anyways, it’s really tropical-fruity.and juicy. Great stuff that I’d love to try fresh.
sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2008
Wow, must be the first NZ beer that Paps haven’t rated... yet. On draft @ The Malthouse. Pours a mostly clear goldn with a white foamy head and lacings. Smells hoppy and slightly floral. Tastes fruity with a soft bitterness. Lots of hops with mellow grapfruit aromas alsp a hint of pine apple. VERY soft carbonation. Medium bodied. Very juicy. Must be my first IPA on draft... it was good. mike69neilson (9) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2013 does not count
Cause I can .................................................. mkel07 (5980) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours with a massively deep thick sand coloured head that takes a while to settle. Musty dusty amber colour with pleasant hop aromas that delight the nose. Wonderful flavours dance around the mouth and settle in the back of the throat. Best of the Tuatara range that I have sampled. KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from Rakuten, it poured a deep copper-amber pour with a thick fluffy head & a luscious floral hop aroma with hints of fruitiness and dank resinous hop notes. Medium bodied with a lightly scratchy carbonation this IPA tastes lightly bitter with pine, resin & a certain fruity quality to it. Really tasty stuff, a great easy drinking fairly sessionable IPA. Nothing extraordinary but quite solid. Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clear golden colour with an off white head. Aroma is stone fruit with a little earthiness. Taste is a little jammy with a pleasant bitterness. Great beer.
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