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Brewed by Billabong Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Myaree, Australia

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Well balanced malt to hop regime, featuring the New Zealand Nelson Sauvin Ale hop that demonstrates “fresh crushed gooseberries” a descriptor often used for Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. Shots of pineapple, grapefruit , and guava. The hop is present from the first mouthful to the last, leaving the pallet refreshed but not dominated.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, - JAN 27, 2013
330ml bottle- Nice dark orange colour, with a good foamy white head. Very nice hop aromas and flavours.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1004) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
Tap at freo beer fest. Wow this actually smells tropical! Great surprise. Nice tropical passionfruit notes on the nose. Taste works well refreshing passionfruit with biscuit malts. Solid stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 1/12/2012. Pours a slightly cloudy deep golden with a small head which disappears almost immediately. Has a quite strong fruity, slightly floral aroma. The flavour is quite complex with tropical and citrus fruits, berries, some strong vinous notes, with quite tart, slightly spicy lingering bitterness. The carbonation is lively but not over the top. A nice, relatively intense ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3292) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2012
Pale amber pour good sized rocky head aromas vinous nice and fruity soft carbonation sweet caramel flavours citrus and tropical fruit passionfruit grapefruit the nelson sauvin hop note smooth grape lovely bitter the finish hoppy vinous tropcal and citric lasting bitter very well made so tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3172) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2011
Given a sample down at Billabong Brewery on McCoy Street. Was pleasantly surprised with this one. Vibrant nelson sauv hops on the nose as expected with a touch of gooseberry. Tropical fruits and gooseberry in the taste without the over powering sweetness you can sometimes get with too much of this hop. Everything comes together well. Very lively carbonation. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (575) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2011
At the wa craft beer showcase with a nice citrus/resin aroma. Taste is the best of the show so far (besides the little creature dipa) a nice hop resin flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3567) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2011
330ml bottle. Lots of foam straight up, deep and dirty white. Brilliantly clear bright amber colour. Hop aroma with a strong gooseberry backdrop. Thin but not watery and long lasting flavour on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2483) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle. Clear gold with just the odd speck, large white head. Aroma of preserved lemon and gooseberry, touches of tropical fruits. Taste has lots of tropical fruit - lychees, passionfruit, low acid pineapple. Very mild biscuity malt. Dryish finish with modest bitterness. A bit too fizzy. Very nice use of a hop that can be overpowering and catty. Fine summery beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2010
Tried on tap at the Monk for WA Beer Week and also in the bottle later that week. Clear golden body with decent white head. Lovely aroma and noticeable hop bitterness in the taste though it doesn’t dominate the palate. Very tasty!


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