22415brewery (360) - redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium amber, slight reddish overtones, minimal head that leaves a decent lacing. Faint aromas of light pine, citrus, grapefruit pith, and slightly sweet caramel. The malt is clean, some light caramel sweetness, but primarily balanced with a firm bitterness. Yeast esters are kept in check and this beer is fairly clean. The hops unfortunately do not push well through the flavor, but do provide a smooth and clean bitterness. Probably one of the better examples of the APA style from Australia.
dstu4876 (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tinted amber colour with an off-white head which unfortunately didn’t linger as long as I’d have liked. Your nose is hit with a rush of fruity smells, most notably grapfruit which unfortunately overpowers the pines and lychee that the bottle itself advertises. Tangy, grapfruity taste with a surprisingly bitter aftertaste. Nice and refreshing on a hot summers day!!
StevieT (204) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity aroma, clean crisp taste with a mild hint of hops. A great beer for an arvo session.
HULK777 (212) - - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity caramel aroma. Taste of citrus, exotic fruits, and grape. Bitter aftertaste.
Xenon2000 (4) - - OCT 10, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Competent ale, sessionable and quite enjoyable, without being overly impressive. Not quite good enough to stand out from the crowd of quality pale ales on the market today, but certainly a long way from the mediocre end of the pack. Would drink again.
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mattyhennessy (108) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with an off white head. Strong citrus fruit aromas. Most prominent flavour is the grapefruit that supersedes some pine and lychee. Excellent use of finishing hops to mask the malty flavour that overpowers some pale ales. High carbonation. A nice choice.
tofi (16) - - SEP 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I found this to be quite an unimaginative generic pale ale. Don’t bother if you have a choice.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, slightly hazy. Thin head. Earthy, citrusy, lots of wood. Mod bitterness but quite a bit of hop character.
Vanz (116) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep clear amber coloured pale ale with a thin head. Quite a weak aroma, mostly pine but fairly indiscernible. Taste is quite malty for an APA, mostly pine, very dull grapefruit, hints of yeast & clove as well which is interesting and different. A slight soapy mouthfeel with a lingering bitter aftertaste. A different APA in the Australian market, not your average Galaxy Dry Hopped APA, not my favourite though.
varanid99 (345) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mid gold pour with a decent white head. Malty, spicy aroma, just a little grass. Taste is malty, toffee, slight bitterness and a little biscuity.