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Brewed by:
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried on-tap at the GABS 2013 festival in Melbourne.

Pours a reddish copper hue with some faint hazing. Body is very solid. Head is a fine ring of white that leaves pretty good lacing in sheets and rings. Carbonation is very fine. Overall, it looks pretty good (and it's up from here).

Nose is excellent. Crisp, bright orange characters backed by a solid malt presence. Some toasty characters come through as well, to really distinguish it as a red from a generic IPA. Hops are predominantly fruity: tropical but sharp, like slightly underripe pineapple.

Light, fresh entry on the palate with green fruit flavours coming through. Along with this, though is a clean but chewy malt basis that sticks itself into the mix right from the start. The hops well up giving big, juicy fruit flavours through the centre, rounded by that ever-present malt. The hops become a little spicy later before turning into a clean, balancing bitterness on the back, leaving behind some lingering tropical fruit characters: soft mango and papaya. Lovely.

Feel is gorgeously rich and supple. Plenty of weight to match the malt.

Overall, this is superb stuff, and a beer I must have overlooked for some reason later in the festival, as I don't believe I tried it again later. Re-reading my notes to write up this review makes me sad that I didn't get a second shot at it—but I'll certainly be on the look-out from now on.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper with a small head.
Nose shows a fair whack of syrupy rich malt. Some pine and grapefruit-like hops. Soft spicy notes too.
Flavours include pine, rich syrupy malt and biscuity notes. Finishes with an assertive bitterness.

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Photo of Rwalford74
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours an amber colour, bit of haze with foamy off-white head, sticking around to a thin crown. Looks alright.

Lovely hop aroma. Touch of caramel malt for sweetness, then big citrus notes with grapefruit, lemon and a nice twist of passionfruit. Gorgeous.

Taste is a bit of a letdown. Nutty malt upfront with a touch of peanuts, plus some buttery character, then hops are all late additions I would imagine, so any bitterness they may have produced just hasn't been. Lots of mango, with a touch of passionfruit, and just finishes quite cloyingly fruity, almost like rotting fruit. Bit saccharine for me overall.

Nice full body, no sign of the 8.0%.

Sadly lacking in bittering hops. I need something more to cut through all the malt which is understandably plentiful and the flavour hops which are very fruity. Could see others really liking this but it's not for me.

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BloodyDingo from ParrotDog
3.89 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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