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


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Amber, slightly hazy. Thin head. Earthy, citrusy, lots of wood. Mod bitterness but quite a bit of hop character.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (1006) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1773) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (2-Sep-13) Light grapefruit hop aroma. Clear ruby colour, low head and suds lacing. Sweet malt spice pepper flavour. Light grapefruit pepper finish and spice hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1813) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Herbal spicy hop malt aroma. Murky amber colour with good head and lacing. Spicy herbal hop malt flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7016) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap at the brewpub
Clear amber with a small white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus and butterscotch. Flavor is floral and buttery
OK, but had noticeable diacetyl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
Draught at the brewpub on July 14, 2013. As part of a tasting paddle.
Stated to have 35 IBU, served as "American Style".
Clear copper color, tan head. Malty, sweet, crisp, bitter, hoppy, red berries, hints of grapefruit and other sweeter citrus fruits taste. Fairly smooth mouthfeel, medium to medium high bitterness with a slight mineral finish. Sweet, malty, fresh, hoppy scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gramoit (397) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Been meaning to give this a rate for a while. A very good flavoursome session beer. Grapefruit with solid malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2548) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours an orangey amber colour, foamy off-white head and aroma of malt caramel, mango, pineapple, orange hop resin. Taste is malt caramel, tropical fruits, grapefruit citrus & woody pine resin bitterness with a biscuity note. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (620) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
Quite dark in colour with a huge floral nose. Pineapple, grass and a hint of flowers on the palate. There is limited bitterness however, which belies the obvious hop smell and flavour. There is no clear malt back note although the beer is very well balanced. Perhaps not a classic amber ale, and although unusual, a delicious beer. 4 Pines do it again. Up there with Australia's most consistent craft brewers. -

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