fletchfighters (1364) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-- Poured a clear dark gold color with a fluffy white one finger head that took its time in dropping to film. Decent head retention. No bubbles on the sides of the glass and just a bit of lacing.
S-- Grapefruit and lemon hop smell with just a small amount of a biscuit background. Crisp and fresh smell.
T-- Lemon citrus followed by grapefruit. Malt is a hearty biscuit like taste.
M-- Not a lot of bite to this, more aromatic and kind of floral perfume like finish. Not a big hop driven finish and flavor dies off pretty quickly.
D-- Low ABV at 4.8% so quite drinkable and refreshing, just not enough of a WOW factor to keep a Pale Ale fan interested. Good stepping stone from lagers to Pale Ales. After a while would want something bigger and bolder in the Pale Ale department.
Theis (14939) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Cloudy yellow - white head. Fresh - super fresh hoppy. Grassy. Peachy. Nice hoppy. Light to medium malty. Fruity hoppy. Dry hoppy. High drinkability.
ofey (68) - Doncaster, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank it straight from the bottle.
Fair head after pouring and fairly bubbly giving me the burps.
Yeasty with bubblegummy character and fruity.
Due to the hoppiness a full flavour with oily afters.
LesArgen (289) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 I got a lot of grapefruit and the slightest hint of passionfruit with some honeyed malt underlying it as I swirled this round my glass. I was very impressed with the aroma and looking forward to the first sip, but unfortunately I found it a little flat and watery on tasting. The passionfruit is more prominent on the tongue but the malt just about disappears altogether leaving a pretty short finish. A tad disappointing for a Bridge Road beer. (8-3-5-2-11 = 2.9)
Second go - don’t know why, but I got a lot more malt on my second tasting and found this to be a really well-balanced pale. Followed it with the Sierra Nevada PA, and I thought it held it’s own.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle. lovely tropical fruit aromas. subtle caramel malt flavours with a great hop bitter flavour, that lingers for some time.
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale brown pour with a healthy cloud of sediment. Hoppy aroma profile with both local and Pacific Northwest characters that don’t overpower each other: passionfruit, citrus, mango, and a pineyness that seems to cut through as it warms. Light toasty malt beneath, but this is a hop show. Bitterness is medium; a touch less than its Little Creatures/Sierra Nevada brethren. Well attenuated and nicely carbonated. A contender for the best pale ale in the country. Very nice!
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours with almost no head at all. It is a caramel colour and has hints of caramel in the taste. This is not too hoppy for a pale ale however it has a bitter after taste.
Maris (1308) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 330ml bottle on 12/7/2011. Pours a slightly cloudy golden, with a big head. Has a nice fruity aroma (esp passionfruit) with some yeast and bubblegum notes. Flavour wise, it’s a little less involving - just a bit of fairly non-deScript fruity sweetness, followed by a quite decent hop kick. Not a bad drop.
crispi (107) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 bottle. 33cl. Pours hazy orange brown. Nice aroma of hops and malt with a hint of honey and slight spice. little residue of yeast. white head, with lots of lace. sweet with a long finish. not too carbonated. drinkable.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Hashigo Zake
Aroma: slightly toasted not something that jumps and makes itself obvious;
Appearance: murky light brown, minimal head and lacing;
Taste: slightly sour, medium bitter
Palate: light to medium body; thinnish texture, average carbonation, short finish;
Overall: Not really that remarkable