beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2010
Bright gold colour with thin white head. short flat bitterness more malt characters. mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2010
Intensely tropical hop character, big and fresh and quite reminiscent of LC Bright Ale. Papaya and passionfruit. Malt flavour is the real feature, dense and rich but not sweet or caramelly, with a touch of toast like there’s a bit of amber malt in there or something. You don’t get many APAs with great malt flavour like that. Correspondingly firm mouthfeel too. Not much yeast character, and a nice bitterness with a bit of edge to it (in a good way). Vague hop acid. Beautifully constructed beer, but the extreme ’NZness’ of the hop character isn’t really my style. They’re just a bit too edgy/out there on occasion for me, otherwise this would be right up there. jonno (2980) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2010
Pour is orange with good head. Nose is fruity with caramel pinings. In the mouth it is uite english with a spray of new world in the passionfruit of NSauvin. Nice body and goes down easy. A good session. Thanks Nate. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with a lasting beige head. This is perfume on the nose with tropical fruits and light herbaceous notes. Delicious flavours of biscuity malt and fruity hop complexity with a lingering hop bitterness that carries through to the finish. Damn tasty stuff and very easy to drink - awesome session ale. Bottle courtesy of SorenE - Cheers! nutpea (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 20, 2010
On tap in christchurch. looks very pretty in the glass, a deep golden colour. Very aromatic beer a lovely combination of hops, thoroughly enjoyed it.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 7, 2010
Golden-orange with moderate white head. \citrusy aroma tempered by bready malt character. Flavour is bready malt with a moderate-to-large hop bitterness that lingers. Slight yeasty-bread character at the very finish. donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2009
Pours reddish golden, white head. Hoppy passionfruity nose, caramelly malt. eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2009
Initially the malt overpowers, intense bitter and passionfruity hops break through and last well into the finish.
A great sessionalble pale ale which punches above it’s weight - no way this is 4.8%! Love it.
on cask at tonic in dunedin. looks the part. lovely clear dark gold/amber with a shade of red, low carb, low clumping and irregular head. brown bread and passionfruit in nose. nice broad, bready, characteristically british malt sweetness at first finishing with tangy kiwifruit fruitiness and crisp bitterness. highly drinkable but substantial. like murrays nirvana with a bit more of everything. cool name for a brewery! or a "brewing company", whatever. bozoNZ (784) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2009
Looks prim & proper and delivers. Sustained aroma of dry citrus and some floral garden bouquet punches out. At first I thought the bitterness would overpower and dominate but the malt weighs in to not let the side down. Sustained bitter finish that will keep the hopheads happy. Maybe their best yet? DiscoForever (72) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2009
HANDPUMP, Albar, Dunedin.
Scrumptious session pale that I could’ve slurped all night. Handpump obviously delivers wonderful texture which enhances the fine balance of this beer. Resinous, fruity hops spring up at first sip (a little citrusy too) over a warm sweetish malt base. I noticed two distinct after tastes - the first is the pleasant citrusy bitterness that builds as you drink and the second was a deeper dryer taste that I noticed when I’d not sipped for a while. This is a stunner that hopheads and casual ale drinkers will love. Get it while you can!