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Panhead Custom Ales by CH3NO2

Bouffee D. is drinking a CH3NO2 by Panhead Custom Ales at Waima

Citrus & passionfruit with a touch of durian(?) and some mushroominess on the nose. Fat. Smooth mouthfeel, big hops but malt too. Excellent.

Purchased at Farro Fresh Food

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Poppels Bryggeri by DIPA Double India Pale Ale

Bouffee D. is drinking a DIPA Double India Pale Ale by Poppels Bryggeri at Waima

DIPA but not as I know it. Light citrus nose. Crisp but wonderfully round mouthfeel. No fat hop flavours. Tastes of neither 8% nor 80 IBUs.

Purchased at The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.

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McLeod's by Tropical Cyclone

Bouffee D. is drinking a Tropical Cyclone by McLeod's at Waima

Long anticipated, did not disappoint. Massively sweet fruity nose, passionfruit, mango, feijoa? Super smooth drinking. Fat hops, huge malt.

Purchased at The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.

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Epic Brewing Company by Awakening Pils

Bouffee D. is drinking an Awakening Pils by Epic Brewing Company at Waima

About as good on the nose as pils get. Light fruity aroma. Good clean drinking, of course, with just a little character.

Purchased at Epic Beer HQ

Mike's Brewery by Leaky Boat Pale Ale

Bouffee D. is drinking a Leaky Boat Pale Ale by Mike's Brewery at Waima

Fruity, floral, citrus nose without defined grapefruit. GF character initially just in bitterness but pithy flavour debuts late. Great can.

Purchased at The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.

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McLeod's by 5 Brett Fresh Hopped IPB

Bouffee D. is drinking a 5 Brett Fresh Hopped IPB by McLeod's at Waima

True to McLeod's style. WTF was that?! Not sure I like it, but maybe I do. So much left field character in both nose and palette. Unique.

Purchased at The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.

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Townshend Brewing Co. by Bleached IPA

Bouffee D. is drinking a Bleached IPA by Townshend Brewing Co.

I got the white beer, but struggled to identify any IPA character. Snow White's eighth dwarf - Uneventful.

Purchased at The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.

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Zeelandt Brewery by Pulling Cones 2017

Bouffee D. is drinking a Pulling Cones 2017 by Zeelandt Brewery

I was expecting resin. It's there but in the floral range rather thank dank. Nice but nothing to write home about.

Purchased at The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.

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Beerbliotek by Bobek Citra

Bouffee D. is drinking a Bobek Citra by Beerbliotek

Not bad but disappointing. Mild, light, smooth & fresh but citra is hard to identify. C!tra it ain't. Maybe unfair to compare to IIPA.

Purchased at The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.

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Croucher Brewing Co. by Vanilla Patriot

Bouffee D. is drinking a Vanilla Patriot by Croucher Brewing Co.

Very interesting, probably deserves higher but not quite my thing. Great vanilla, burnt, hop nose. Rich drinking. Balances elements well.

Purchased at The Hamilton Beer & Wine Co.

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North End Brewing by Forty South Green Hop Reserve

Bouffee D. is drinking a Forty South Green Hop Reserve by North End Brewing at Waima

Subtle & fresh, gets better as I contemplate. Nose has gentle mix of sweet fruits, floral & herbal. Sour-bitter, light, hints of malt.

Purchased at Liquorland Newmarket

Epic Brewing Company by Rocket

Bouffee D. is drinking a Rocket by Epic Brewing Company at Waima

Hints of over-ripe tropicals but dominant resin hops, smoothed with malt that gives a round creaminess, finishing with late grassiness.

Purchased at Farro Fresh Food

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Epic Brewing Company by Roxanne Red IPA

Bouffee D. is drinking a Roxanne Red IPA by Epic Brewing Company at Waima

Not as expected. Sharp hops with loral/sauvin grassy-herbal-florality. Much less malty than imagined. Light, crisp & hoppy.

Purchased at Epic Beer HQ

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Epic Brewing Company by Stone Hammer

Bouffee D. is drinking a Stone Hammer by Epic Brewing Company at Waima

Quintessential IPA, though a nicely lighter angle for Epic. Tropical-passionfruit-resin nose. Fresh, light, sweet-bitter drinking.

Purchased at Epic Beer HQ

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Garage Project by 16 Feet High And Rising

Bouffee D. is drinking a 16 Feet High And Rising by Garage Project at Waima

Wonderful. All round striking yet subtle. Soft, sweet citrus and gentle resin nose. Sauvin greenness is delivered with fine restraint.

Purchased at Liquorland Newmarket

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