ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 definately has the grapefruit aroma, not so much the pine, but quite malty. a nicer ale than the ipa
Maris (901) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 From a 330ml bottle on 12/5/2010. This is a nice, rather subtle APA. Has a fruity, grassy aroma. In the mouth, it’s malty and sweetish, with dried fruit notes (perhaps raisins), and has a satisfying hoppy finish. Not a big beer for its style, but nicely balanced none the less. Rating 3.6
Re-rate on 8/9/2012. I was perhaps just a bit generous before, but stll quite a good pale.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub, a light copper. Caramel on the nose. Fruity with a light toffee malt in the mouth, on a light toasted palate.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Tasted as part od a beer & food matching lunch. Pours a nice golden orange with minimal white head. Aroma shows some malt with standard APA hop aromas. Plenty of citrus and pine needles. Flavours were much the same though the malt probably dominates a little more. A nice APA.
Muggus69 (1099) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Australian Beer Festival, Sydney.
Orange gold body, white foam.
Hop driven aroma, good bit of grapefruit and pine, American sort of affair, some malt leeches through caramal notes.
Medium bodied, towards the dry side.
Decent flavour, get more of the citrusy American hop character, maybe not as pronounced as the nose would suggest, sweetened somewhat by caramel maltiness. Finishes reasonably bitter, somewhat grassy.
Decent Aussie-made APA, better than most i’d say, without being outstanding.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at 4 Pines Brewpub, Manly. Pours golden with a medium white head. Aroma of biscuit malt and citrus hops and also in the flavour. Thin bodied and balance is lacking. Low bitterness in the finish.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
3rd beer tried at 4 pines. Orangey bronze body. Grapefruit sweet full aroma with the balance between the hops and the malt but not enough of either , actually a little bit dull but easily drinkable.