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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2006
Pours a cloudy copper colour, fluffy white head. Big nose of passionfruit (all cascade armoa) and caramel malts. The bittering is very very solid, and the floral citrussy cascade/amarillo comes through very well. The malts obviosly take back seat, but there is some nice sweetness in there too. The finish is also very bitter. Overall, its not too far from LCPA, but there are enough complexity to make it an decent alternative.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (700) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2006
Another good quality Pale Ale in to the aussie microbrew scene. Good colour and solid caramel malt and bitterness add up to a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chonga65 (13) - portland, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2006
Poured a copper amber colour with decent white head which was mostly lasting. Great looking beer with a great taste. Aroma i thought was not all that strong but flavour makes up for it. Initial sweet malty caramel flavour with also some fruity traces which mixes beautifully. Ends with a unique long lasting bitterness which i am sure i will still be tasting tomorrow. Slightly watery palate but stil a very good beer. Reminded me of the mountain goat hightail ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19705) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy amber, rich head. Obvious hop aroma with melon, orange and ash. Medium sweet with fairly soft mouthfeel and a firm malt profile. The hop flavours are like a fruit salad, with plenty of undefined fruits. It finishes with medium bitterness. An interesting, tasty little beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
highlandlad (1417) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2006
Quite a decent Australian APA, a bit over-carbonated but quite drinkable. Hazy brown colour with a good head showing fair length. The aroma was the best thing about it. Showed chewy caramel with plenty of Cascade/Amarillo piney notes and melon. Fair balance of caramel and pine on the tongue but not enough of either, I thought. Found the carbonation very intrusive. Doesn’t quite deliver on the aroma. (Duff homecoming gathering)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Quite cloudy in appearance. Aromatic US hops in the nose. Some slight biscuity malt to start, with a beautiful hop leaf character, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, finishes with some medium bitterness. Felt quite homebrewy, but i mean this in the best possible way. This was very decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2006
Poured a cloudy caramel brown with a thick creamy head. Dry piney hop aroma with a grapefruit tilt. The dryness carries through into the flavour, bringing a nice long bitterness. Unfortunately there was also a bit of a hospitally taste. It’s good, with a nice medium body and a good level carbonation, but it doesn’t have the all round integration of some of the better APAs.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1273) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2006
10 Sep 05 - Fruity and slight burnt sulphur aroma, but not unpleasant. Cloudy light yellow-brown colour, Ok head and reasonable lacing. Big hoppy and light sweet fruit flavour. Dry hop finish with pronounced bitterness. The harsh hoppiness is a bit too much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2005
Very attractive looking beer - big powdery head upon pouring and excellent thick lacing. Big nose, good lift of tropical fruits and floral / herbal notes. Palate is more subdued; sweet malt hints early before firming up in the back palate with herbal hops and a good lick of bitterness. Very good effort from a local bloke.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (625) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2005
Aroma: hints of toffee and loads of passionfruit. Appearance: golden yellow with a slight haziness from the yeast. Bubbly head with some patchy lacing. Flavour: passionfruity hop bitterness but with balanced with loads of sweet malt. The hop flavour/aroma gives a fantastic floral finish. Palate: not as much lingering bitterness as I am used to with this "style" but lasting sweetness. Overall: I actually like this!


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