Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: American Pale Ale
Beechworth, Australia


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A Hop driven american style Pale, brewed in Historic Beechworth. Tropical nose, exhibiting melons and passionfruit, finishing smooth lingering bitterness. One for the real beer enthusiast.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1418) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2005
Spicy burnt hop aroma. Yellow brown cloudy colour with good head and lacing. Bitter burnt malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2005
Good frothy white head, American Pale Ale but not as full on as others I have tried, lemon and fruit in the taste, cascade hops on the nose, dull golden straw body, a good APA but it loses it towards the end, similar to little creatures but more suited for my palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Dark gold-light copper colour, clear, nice head. Smells (and tastes for that matter) a lot like Little Creatures. It has that floral, lychee, Nivea hand cream, US hop character I just can’t manage to get in my own APAs. It’s so similar to LC I wonder if they use a hopback. Icing sugar malt sweetness is overrun by big, prickly, herbal hop flavour with some vanilla and Brazil nuts in there somewhere. Bitterness is big and LONG with a quinine character. It finishes quite rough (not necessarily in a bad way but it doesn’t seem as classy) which is the only thing that really sets it apart from LC. It’s funny, just by looking at the bottles I had a feeling that this brewery’s beers would be good (and I was right!) - the only thing I can think is that the descriptions on the bottle made them sound like they knew what they were talking about.
RR: A bottle I suspect was from the same batch as my original rating (16/08/05.) Age hasn’t really done it any favours. Hop aroma is very much subdued, with a weird phenolic, almost roast malt-esque character throughout. Certainly not as bitter as it was either. This one was more of a typical, middle-of-the-road Aussie APA, unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bevy (1) - beechworth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2005 does not count
Pours brilliant copper colour, with a strong tightly packed head. A slight chill haze is present and adds to the depth of the copper hue. On the nose smells of ripe melons and passionfruit and apricots can be detected, indicating the high hop profile of this ale. The pallet is very rounded and quite full, with some up front malt and tropical fruit flavors, light carbonation, and very leasent lingering bitterness.

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