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Brewed by 4 Pines Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Sydney, Australia

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A colorful deep Ruby Amber appearance. Aromas of Pine and Grapefruit overlay a malt background. On the palate full bodied malty flavors with a tight and bitter finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2011
Pours amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows lots of sweet, clean malt and floral fruity hops. A fair whack of hops shows in the taste as well, with bold piney, resinous notes and hints of tropical fruit amongst the sweet malt. Finishes strongly with a audacious, slightly metallic bitterness. Too much carbonation creates an overly dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (989) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a clear copper amber, with a small and rapidly diminishing white head. The nose has a buttery aroma laid over a touch of pine, and is reminiscent of a bitter in some ways. A trace of pine hops to start, moving into a quite nice butterscotch flavour, and some slightly artificial popcorn. The finish is quite grainy, with white bread notes. There’s nothing especially wrong with this beer, but nothing especially right about it either. It’s just very middle of the road, as I would expect from an APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2011
330ml bottle. Copper in colour highlighted with some red flecks throughout. Thin and wispy head. Caramel popcorn aromas that are inviting. Malty butterscotch glavour. Well balanced and full and silky in the mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 definately has the grapefruit aroma, not so much the pine, but quite malty. a nicer ale than the ipa

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (966) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2010
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2010
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2009
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1139) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2009
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2009
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2009
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.


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