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Brewed by Boatrocker Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Braeside, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is one seriously hoppy beer! The amount of hops that are needed to make this beer is really quite ridiculous, but we were not going to settle for a low hop ale. We have sourced the best ingredients from Australia and New Zealand to craft this massive beer. Every drop is batch brewed according to a recipe that was perfected over years in our garage. Copper in colour, Alpha Queen is a full bodied pale ale, with a citrusy/flowery aroma & a complex, spicy palate, balanced by the sweetness of the Munich & Crystal malts.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imaragingbull (565) - Sydney, - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle pours hazy golden near clear with some light bone head and speckled lace. Galaxy aroma, citrus, grassy herbal notes from the dry hopping with a hint of caramel toffee. Light med body, med carbonation, good hop flavour, but not much else. Semi-unclean finish, grassy herbal dry hop character lingering. overall good session beer


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (18939) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
Bottled at Cookie, Melbourne, Victoria. Hazy pale amber, rich firm head. Huge aroma of grapefruit and lychee. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Light and fruity, loads of citrus. Long bitter finish. Great stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
On Tap. Pint from Great Britain Hotel, Richmond. A light caramel colour, small, excellently laced head. Aromas of pine and citrus with hints of toffee. Excellent flavoured pale ale, summer fruits and citrus flavors, only moderately hoppy, but provides a nice and refreshing bitter finish. Delicious and easy to drink

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Hazy light tan, light passion fruit and apricot nose. Mellow bitterness w overripe fruits. Really, it’s only 35 IBUs.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2013
A really nice sessionable American pale ale I found this tasty beer to be. Really enjoyed and could see myself having more than a couple of these over the summer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (414) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Dark copper, sweet caramel malt dominated aroma, hops kick in on first taste, grassy, bitter grapefruit, a bit spicy, not great balance, lacking body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1152) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
Baden Powell Hotel ontap - (19-Jun-13) Citrus pine flower hop aroma. Fruity sweetish flower spice hop flavour. Tangy citrus bitter finish and flower spice aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (180) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2012
A very malty nose with lots of caramel and honey mixed together, followed by some soft citrus. In the mouth it’s much hoppier with grapefruit and passionfruit dominating the malt. The length is interesting - it’s not particularly long at the back, but it is really fizzy right at the very tip of the tongue, kind of like sherbert. A nice beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brenhophead (523) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2011
A big caramel malt aroma on this one with almost no head.. not bottle conditioned?? The malts unfortunately also dominate the flavour although it looks like these guys are trying hard so i wish them luck.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
maneliquor (2780) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2011
Pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma of off toffee apple. Flavour presents fairly similar, sweet malts, dried apple. Not the good kind of flavours though


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