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Brewed by Ekim Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Sydney, Australia

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This beer is a pale ale, honey like in colour.We have used hops which present a citrus character particularly late in the boil as well as dry hoping during fermentation. This beer packs a fresh hop punch, best enjoyed “after battle” or “a hard days work”.
The ABV (Alcohol by Volume) ranges between 5.5% and 5.8%.
The IBU (International Bittering Units) are around the 40IBU mark.
Available in 330mL and 650mL bottles also 19ltr and 50ltr kegs.
This beer is both unfiltered and unpasteurised. We also use only natural ingredients including malt, hops, yeast and water.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2475) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
highlandlad (1421) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2011
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)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1318) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle date of 21/11/11 5.7 ABV 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (1059) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 1, 2013
330ml bottle dated 9/9/13. Now 5.4% ABV. Deep amber body with decent white head and lacing. Passionfruit, oranges, some pine and malt grains on the nose and tongue with a medium citrussy hop bitterness. An easy drinking well crafted and balanced APA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber gold, with a small white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. The aroma is lightly fruity, with mango being particularly noticeable, and some hints of pine in the background. Strong, IPA-like hops start it off, with lemon and pine notes dominating. The mango returns in the middle, with some grainy malt leading into the finish, which also has a resurgence of the initial hops. This is not quite as good as their Viking IPA, but it is much more interesting than most APAs, and quite an enjoyable ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
On tap at Paddy’s. Pours a light golden amber a small dense white head. Nice looking beer. Decent hop aromas up front. Simcoe’s in particular seem to dominate with lots of grapefruit and resiny pine. Nice sweet caramel in support. Flavours are nicely balanced with the caramel sweetness nicely offset by the resiny hop finish. Medium mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2010
Pour at the Warners at the Bay beer festival. Pours a light gold, with a small white head. Beautiful floral hop aroma. The flavours start of fairly mellow, before delivering a very tasty citrus and pine with a smooth bitterness at the finish. Definately going to pick up some of these when i find them.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (740) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2014
On tap at The Grain Store. Aroma of citrus/grapefruit, tiny white head, clear amber colour, some crisp fruity flavours, smooth and very drinkable.


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