hawthorne00 (3501) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2011 Bottle. Pours an almost clear copper with a inch of off -white head. Head is well-retained. Fine looking brew. Smells of caramel malt and grass/ citrus hops with some stone fruits and spices. Balanced, but the malt plays second fiddle to grapefruit bitterness. Long bitter finish. Leans towards the English end of pale ales a bit. More restrained than some Australian APAs but not at all a cop out. [3.7]
Amber with an inch of off-white head that laces well. Aroma has caramel, nectarines, pine, graprefruit, spices. Oozing rather than bursting with hop aromas - not the freshest of maybe. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Taste has some fruit sweetness, a little biscuit, decent finishing bitterness. About half American and half English. Subtle and classy drop.
Kaiser_Chief (2) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice pale ale without being outstanding. It had nice taste and a pleasant beer to drink.
Bree boys have a great celler door which is well worth visiting if in Adelaide.
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (640ml) Carlisle Wine Bin, WA
Aroma of mild american hops, poured a rather hazy deep amber, excellent malty mouthfeel, with a refreshing crips finish. One of the best Aussie APA’s I have tasted.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this off the tap at a pub in Adelaide months ago and was wow-ed by it, the beer was fabulous. The bottle version (this rating) is a little disappointing in comparison. Dark amber with a nice persistent head, looks fantastic. Nice aromas of fruit and sweet sugars. Clean and smooth with light carbonation favors the malts. Overall a really nice beer and will buy it again; but if you can get it on tap donít hesitate to try it. This my second Brew Boys beer and Iím really impressed with what they are doing.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma and flavour of biscuit, tropical fruit and caramel. It has a chewy mouthfeel and definitely drinks as if itís a higher abv and gravity than it actually is. Sweet and bitter finish. This has great flavour and a nicely balanced pale ale. Good stuff.
fletchfighters (1404) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a golden amber with a quick fading head.
Mostly floral smell with some lemon citrus notes. Taste is a lemon biscuit due to the amount of yeast.
Clean, crisp beer. Well balanced
Good session beer
floydian1 (1354) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kings Head Hotel Adelaide which serves beers brewed in South Australia only and is therefore recommended for tickers.
This one pours copper-amber with medium sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges), stone fruits, and a touch of piney resin. Taste is hop driven with a decent fruity long bitterness on top of the biscuity malts. Lightish mouthfeel and carbonation making for an easy session. I was reminded more of a ESB rather than an APA.
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best breasts on a beer label. Thereís a concept for the next RateBeer annual awards. Off the top of my head, I can think of contenders from Cantillon, Amarcord and whoever makes that crappy Belgian lager with the scratch-off bikini. This South Australian APA is another, albeit a notably tasteful and discrete entry: two nude maidens diving in side profile. Itís the kind of images that accompany James Bond theme tunes. Itís not as striking as the label for their Ace of Spades stout but I wouldnít mind the maidenís phone number. The beerís pretty tasty, too. Itís a hazy bronze with a short but enduring cap of suds and a nice ripe aroma of peaches, lychee, caramalt and a nose-prickling gingery note. Creamy palate with some early spritz fading to a soft finish. A little indistinct in flavour profile after that promising start. Some toffee malts and sour summer fruits. Quite a phlegmy, bitter finish. A solid APA and very sessionable. Is this the best brewer in South Australia? (330ml bottle from Platinum Liquor)
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in colour. Aroma is lightly malty with faint fruity hop aroma. Palate is also more on the malt side with balanced bitterness. More an amber ale than pale ale to me, good none the less.
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pretty surprised with this one. Pours a cloudy orange with quite a big fluffy white head. Aroma brings out sweet caramel malts and some piney hops. There is a slight musky aroma in there as well but it isnít entirely off putting like most. Plenty of piney hops in the taste with additions of citrus and grass. Good brew