Zoot07 (6) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad actually... this use to be me goto session pale, not because I think itís the best but found it good value for money, that is until I bought a bad batch. I hadnít even glanced at it until the changed the label and I noticed they brought out three more pale ales. this recipe has changed drastically! In a good way though. much more hop forward like a west coast us APA, ok itís no Epic Pale Ale or Yakima Monster but for ten bucks a six from DMís pretty damb good.
Pours a slightly hazy (likely from the dry hops) golden yellow with an ok but average head, not long lasting but leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass.
Aroma of grapefruit and some slightly piney, earthy hops, my guess, cascade, columbus and maybe a little centennial in the finish, three of my favs but could be some Simcoe?
The malt bill is fairly well covered by the battering hops but thereís enough to let you know itís there, not thin but not as much body as I would prefer.
Overall very good value for money in this country for this style, most examples here are generally quite week.
I can see myself buying plenty of this over the coming summer.
DylansDad (455) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin with a nice bitterness but not much else. OK and I wouldnít refuse another if offered, but with me that aint saying much.
ShaneJ (745) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BWS (March 2015). Medium-dark amber, off white head, grassy hop aroma, citrus, honey-like sweetness, medium body, slight biscuity malt character, medium bitter finish. Ok.
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle into schooner glass. Sherbet hoppy nose. Looks superb, deep amber beer with two finger lasting white head. Fine carbonation. Medium body, a little zing on the tongue, a bit creamy. The finish is a slight fruity bitterness with a malt undertone. Not bad, sessionable.
jinroh (801) - ESTONIA - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark orange, quite hazy, small head, just a thin layer of foam. Aroma has some hop aroma, I also feel a bit of pure honey - that feels maybe a bit out of place but really honey-like. Hint about a stronger malt body? Taste is quite malty but hops are coming nicely out at the end. Not too thin, not too heavy - I have to say that this is actually not bad at all. Good session beer.
Artichoke (86) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden brown, no head. Sweet hop nose. Front is light and hoppy with clear crisp finish. Delightful for a hot day.
StevieT (1046) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours a cloudy copper colour, tiny white head, well carbonated, sharp and fruity. Itís pretty good stuff.
myss (1) - Latrobe, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
For the money that is spent this is a superior beer, run out of Danmurphys
Morboso (114) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Lovely grassy hops scent, nice medium bodied beer with a lasting bitterness on finish. Excellent bang for buck compared to what else is available at same price.
biirusaikou (1262) - - JUN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange, nutty aroma. Biscuit malt, citrus hops, candy, burnt toast, bitter finish. hmm original attempt for an APA from this Australian brewer, but still quite mild overall.