jonno (2409) - JAPAN - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good body, nice mouthfeel and decent hoppy finish. All in all a good, solid APA. There are a few better versions of the style in Australia, but this is still pretty good.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slighty hazy copper with nice white head. Distinct hop aromas. Sweet fruit flavour and as pointed out earlier a burnt malt characteristic that I quiet liked. Slightly astringent bitterness afterwards the only downfall for a very decent APA. Very fresh and earthy, well done!
madquacker (1094) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky orange colour with a dirty head. Rough citrus falvours with some metallic notes. Abit rough around the edges but not too bad.
mkel07 (4836) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2009
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Poured a vibrant orange colour with no head. Very cloudy with lots of sediment floating. Think I got a dud bottle - lots of dark muddy sediment stuck to bottom of bottle when finished pouring.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange/amber with substantial cream coloured head. Aromas of citrus and apricot dominate with some caramel and toffee malts. Palate is much of the same. Bright, slightly sweet fruit appears early before caramel and slightly burnt malt take charge. The finish brings malt sweetness and some grainy malt.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Frothy head,ample carbonation,in a misty orange ale.Aroma fruit,malt.Flavour citric,not that strong,marmalade,apriocot,strong bitter,sweet fruit taste throughout with malt and bitter finish,good session ale.
TinyTim (25) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poors cloudy gold with a strong white head. Smooth, almost rubbery aroma. Taste is rubbery, hoppy and a little bit of peach or passionfruit. Nothing special.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 RE-RATE: Bottle (330ml). Poured a muddy orange copper with a large, dense, frothy, off-white head which lasted very well. Aroma was of sweet fruity hops with mangos, canned peaches, pineapple and some toffee malts. Flavor was a good hop bitterness with toffee malts, mangos, apricots, rock melon and some resin/passionfruit in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry mouthfeel and a good finish.
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle served chilled. Dense creamy white head atop a hazy copper body. Typically citrusy nose, a touch of pine and unripe rockmelon that seems a bit more uncommon with an underlying, carboardy yeasty element that often seems to crop up in Aussie-made APAs. Moderate carbonation, medium body, slight drying grittiness possibly due to the cloudiness. Big hop presence on the body; unripe rockmelon, grapefruit zest, pinecones, with some underlying toffee. Lingering bitter finish, slightly gritty on the tongue. Not a bad APA, bit similiar to other Aussie clones though.
mpeve (28) - Bolwarra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful pineapple aromas. Good clarity and a medium lasting head. The ale is medium bodied. Flavour is where the beauty lies. It is citrusy, with the balance favouring hops more than malt and a moderately bitter aftertaste. This beer is an excellent example of a hop driven American style Pale Ale.