gam (3738) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Misty amber pour small head medium carbonation aromas passionfruit citrus biscuit caramel the flavours passionfruit grapefruit mild to medium bitter some lime a resin touch very tasty on palate the finish like the tastes good hops lasting sweetness and bitter lovely taste on palate
Wim (3279) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On holiday hazy golden blond pale amber coloured body with a white head and a spicy hop yeast aroma a spicy yeast hop fruity dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
hawthorne00 (3052) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, handwritten date is appreciated - 3 weeks old and half of that was a my place. Clear pale amber with a white head. Aroma of kumquats, lime, mango, grass, a little caramel, pine. Light bodied, getting towards watery. OTOH, it’s very soft in the mouth. Carbonation is gentle. Bright fruity flavours - citrus and supporting tropical - a little pine in a bitter finish that creeps up a bit. Agreeable low-key beer that hits the spot pretty well.
ALLOVATE (2724) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the simplicity of the label, love the tight aroma and bright, sourish hops on the palate. This is a strange one and goes against the grain of most of the pale ales on the market. It starts off with a persistent dollop of white atop a hazed, pastel orange body. Bright, fruity and tart nose showing under-ripe honeydew, lime zest, grapefruit and desert lime pulp with an underlying biscuity sweetness. Light malt front overpowered by quenching, tart and tight hops and yeasty notes. Sour, bitter fruit and rough pine backend precedes a fresh citrus finish that fades rapidly. Body is light but its firm presence and soft and creamy feel give it a weight beyond its gravity. Quite impressive; one I’ll have to grab a hold of fresh bottled!! (33cL, Bottled 19/11/12, 5.4% ABV, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy gold with a small head.
Nose shows maris otter-like malt, grainy notes, peanuts and sunflower seeds. Interesting....
Similar flavours: peanuts, sunflower seed, soft grassy hops and some vegetal notes.
Muggus69 (1685) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on 25/2/15
Pale amber body, bit of haze, small white foam.
Hops drive the nose; tropical fruits, papaya/paw paw in particular, some citrus, some grass, some piney/woody spice, some biscuity malt in there too.
Full bodied, bit of chewiness, medium carbonation.
Malt comes through well on the body - biscuity, lightly toasted nuts & pale caramels - hops translate well also - more of that ripe paw paw thing going on, orange, & lime, grass & pine. Moderately high bitterness, lingering hop spice.
Solid APA, has a certain homebrewed charm to it, which works well.
Sevenlee (1618) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, toast and hops. Taste is lightly sweet leading to a hop finish. Not bad.
vanvenlo (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slowbeer bottle (14-May-2014) Citrus Passionfruit herbal spice aroma. Deep amber colour, low head&suds lace. Spiced sweet grapefruit fruit flavour. Bitter fruit herbal finish and slight hint of smoke malt aftertaste.
highlandlad (1448) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crikey, these guys are off to a promising start. Love the fact their first two beers are both pale ales. Even better that they’re both pretty damn good. This is a flavoursome, easy drinking APA. Doesn’t have quite as much bite as Little Creatures but it’s streets ahead of the stream of watery imposters that followed. I knocked a bottle of this off in about three minutes and swiftly regretted that I’d only bought one. Nice mix of tropical fruit flavours and at 40 ibus, a reasonable slug of bitterness in the swallow. (330 ml bottle from Leura Cellars, 5.2% abv)
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle date of 21/11/11
A-- Poured a hazy, nearly opaque, orange amber color. One finger dirty white head. Sticks around a good while before settling to a nice looking soapy film with a good collar. No lacing with this.
S-- Dirty grapefruit, orange, lemon and passion fruit. Big malt backbone.
T-- A mixture of orange marmalade, pineapple, passion fruit,burnt toffee, and somewhat soapy.
M-- Kind of all over the board. Thin in spots, under carbonated, and lacks balance. Finishes well, a pungent orange and sour grapefruit but lacking a spark that carbonation has for it. Needs to be crisper.
O-- Have had some really good and some really not so good batches. lots of batch variation with this. Good looking and good smelling beer but lacks a lot in the taste and feel.