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Burleigh Hassle Hop

Brewed by Burleigh Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Burleigh Heads, Australia


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A strong pale ale that first appeared at GABS 2013 and that unifies the favoured hop of each of Burleigh brewery’s five members – “Galaxy (punchy Benny), El Dorado (sweet Mike), Citra (smoooooth Sean), Mosaic (complex Kieron), Belma (tropical Hawaiian Brennan) – and does so by striking a balance between the five of them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1673) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2015
650mL bottle from Dan Murphys Deep golden body, holds a creamy white head. Good nose to it - cooked citrus, dried leaves, pine, passionfruity hops, with a good measure of dark toffee, biscuity, slightly nutty malt. Full bodied, nice bit of chewy malt texture, moderate creamy carbonation. Lots the love here - plenty of hop; pine, marmalade, leaves, passionfruit and tropical notes, bolstered by a generous body of almost British-like malty goodness; nuts, toast, biscuit, dark toffee. Firm bitterness fits the bill well, moreish finish. This is damn nice - almost a mix of an APA & ESB, very enjoyable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (673) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle - pours dark orange with a short lived head. Aroma is citrus, pine, some malt. Taste is nicely balance was expecting a bitter hop taste but is not OTT nice marmalade middle and finish. Palate is medium with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (160) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2015
From bottle in tulip glass. Pours burnt orange with pillowy head and lively CO2 that dissipates quickly. As expected, a nice hoppy nose of tropical fruits that leads to a bit of sweetness then mildly lingering bitterness on the palate. I sampled last year’s version as well; glad to see it out again! A solid APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidAust (109) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
Citrus and mango aroma and plenty of it. Darkish amber (for a pale ale) with a very complex taste. Quite a lively froth and great lacing. Too many flavours to describe that are mostly associated with the flowery hops, but a hint of malt in there somewhere towards the middle. Lingering finish. Really worth experiencing due to the intensity of the flavour, solid mouthfeel and complexity. Maybe a bit too much going on to make this a regular staple in my beer diet, but then this is part of their "bit on the side" range and that is what it is - a great experiment that works; mostly. Not sure if you could balance the five hops any more than they do - they have given it a great shot, but it just may be impossible. Still an excellent drop and highly recommend you give it a go - almost a must have if you were to showcase a complex pale ale to jaded drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (792) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Golden crisp pour. Tropical fruit aromas popping out - mango, pineapple. Taste is nice sweetness, tropical fruits, solid pale. I dig it a lot! Very good pale here. Definitely deserves more solid reputation - underrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yorksh1reman (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2015 does not count
650ml, 5.5%, a great well balanced hoppy beer. This shouldn't just be a 'bit on the side' beer. In my opinion, it's the best beer Burleigh Brewing Company have released and should be up there as one of their flag ship ales. Great taste, dangerously easy to drink, moderate alcohol content, lots of flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1538) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
Dan Murphys bottle (30-Jan-2014) Flora sweet spirit aroma.Clear amber low head&suds lace.Spirit floral sweet fruit flavour.Bitter tangy fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
650ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from early 2014. From their bit on the side department this beer is sound without pushing too many boundaries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (771) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Hazy amber/copper, 1cm off-white head, floral, lavender, pine, peaches, caramel, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, slick texture, medium body, short bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Big man Davey. It pours clear amber with a small white head. The nose is zesty, tangy, creamy, orange squash, earth and citrus. The taste is toasty, orange sponge cake, tropical fruits, earth, light alcohol and a bit of skunk with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Pretty tasty gear.

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