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Brewed by BrewBoys
Style: American Pale Ale
Croydon Park, South Australia, Australia

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Very limited release.
Big Pale Ale with enough hops to choke a large African animal!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
From a 650ml bottle on 20/8/2013. Pours a cloudy, very dark golden with big lasting head. Has a beautiful aroma, with masses of fruity and floral notes, some honey, and a dash of piney hops. The flavour is dominated by sweet citrus and tropical fruit (orange, mandarin, tangerine and mango), with some honey and marmalade, set off against a light caramel malt background. It finishes off with a big, lingering hop bite, with grapefruit notes quite prominent. Has a fullish body and quite lively carbonation. This is a really impressive, beautifully balanced drop. Much more IPA than APA in style, this is just outstanding - the best Australian brew Ive tried to date.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1946) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours copper with a large, lasting head. Nose shows prominent lychee, spicy hops, sweet clean malt and soft confectionery notes. Pretty aggressive flavours, some soft fruit notes but the piny, resinous and grapefruit hops quickly take over. Finishes with a sharp, aggressive, metallic bitterness. Carbonation seems pretty full-on.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (514) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Deep amber, slightly hazy, nice lasting head, heavy citrus, pine, peach, burnt caramel, high bitterness, but well balanced Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hawthorne00 (2438) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber with a large off-white head that becomes a fat coat but never less. Aroma of peach, kumquat, lychees, pine, marijuana, bread crusts. Creamy texture with medium carbonation. Moderately sweet with darkish bread, stone and some tropical fruit. quite peppery and piney at the fairly bitter finish. Hearty but lightened towards the finish, leaving a mouthful of spicy and zesty flavours. Complete.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Surprisingly great stuff. A darker pour than expected. Heavy amber with a big off white head. Nose shows signs of rye. Light spice and earthy characteristics with heavy citrus and peach hoppage. Citrus and peach come through with heavy bitterness and spice to balance it out. Very sessionable. Very balanced. Creamy bitterness. Great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (913) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2013
Last bottle ever from mane liquor. Pours a deep amber with a small off white head. Nose has passionfruit, pineapple, citrus and heaps of rye. Taste has a massive grapefruit bitterness. Chewy caramel and rye coming through. Nice mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1332) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle at fletchfighters tasting. Thanks guys! Pours a cloudy dark amber/brown. Aroma is citrus, pine, fruits, caramel and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a decent hoppy finish. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle, Pours a dark bronze. Some hazing. Dense billowy offwhite head. Hangs in there for ages. Chunky lacing when it does fall away. Sublte aromas of citrusy hops dominate with some light caramel sweetness, Flavours are not overlly bitter. Some resiny hops with a touch of nutty malt in support. Somewhat resiny hop finish. Not overly bitter though. Medium mouthfeel. OK

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2013
650 ML bottle poured into a tulip A-- Clear, dark amber color. One finger light brown head. Nice tight head that slowly falls off leaving spotty lacing. Brilliant head retention when swirling. A-- Big nose of pine, citrus and pineapple. Good notes of caramel backbone. Fresh and vibrant nose. T-- Pine, pine, pineapple, gritty orange, and full of citrus. Not overly bitter as more subdued by the malt backbone. Quite aggressive in the taste. P-- Full of resin. Quite oily and big feel. Medium carbonation. Pale ale that borders on a big IPA. Really well done beer.


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