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Croucher Pale Ale

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Brewed by Croucher Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Rotorua, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Tasting Notes: Appearance - A rich rose-gold hue, with good head. Aroma - Massive up front fruit with strong freshly crushed grain. Passionfruit and lychees predominate with a stonefruit undertone - fruit salad on weetbix. Grassiness from three Nelson hop varieties compliment the fruit to give an aroma reminiscent of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but the grunt in the palate leaves you in no doubt that this is a very serious beer. Body & Mouthfeel - Very smooth with a gorgeous lingering finish. Delicious burps.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1257) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear red copper, off-white foam settles and mostly vanishes. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel malt and tropical fruity hop. Taste is lightly toasted caramel malt, lightly bitter herbal floral hop, faintly fruity. Softer than average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Gets fruitier as it warms, tropical even, some citrus, slightly vinous. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1861) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Tap at Brew Craft Beer Pub Tauranga. Pours a dark orange colour with a fruity aroma with a sweet and sour taste with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep gold, passionfruit, grassy, toffee, slightly sweet, sharp bitterness, full body. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 On tap @ Brew Craft Beer Pub, Rotorua. Also bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has grapefruit/citrus, hints of grass. Clear, copper coloured with a medium head. The taste is slightly toasty malty, has grapefruits, some grass, some flowers. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (507) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 The mainline brew from a growing craft brewer that definitely delivers the goods. Is even better delivered direct from the brewery!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1004) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 16, 2013
330ml bottle. More reminiscent of an English style pale ale rather than an APA with a sweet caramel malt base and a moderate floral hop bitterness. There are traces of stone and tropical fruits but nothing like like the more hoppy APAs. Copper-amber appearance with medium off-white head. I get none of the advertised grassy vinous elements.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 28, 2013
The head is ok, the body orange. It smells sweet, fruity intensive, hoppy, hoparomatic. The taste is hoparomatic, a bit bitter, sweet-hoppy. The first taste was not so good but after a wail it is very nice! 12/12/12/11/-/12

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (697) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2013
Nice aroma, sweetness and slight lychee. Pour is magnificent, deep amber with thin tan head. Delicious flavor, great cereal from the malts with a nice passion fruit driven hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2648) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
500ml brown bottle. Deep golden to orange in colour, a bit of haze. Full white head, creamy and sticky with lots of lace rings. Fruity hops in the nose - slight orange and grapey Nelson Sauvs, light caramel. In the mouth the beer has caramel malts, orange peel and other fruitiness, mild grassy end, slight mineral notes. Bitterness is mild, light in body, perhaps a bit thin. Medium carbonation. A nice pale ale. The NZ hops work well here, drinks easily.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (388) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
Light, quite clear appearance with good lacing. Delicious tropical aromas with a malt caramel backing. Big, upfront malt caramel flavours that work towards a long, gentle bitterness. Brilliant balance.


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