Illywhacker (8) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy light copper, thin white head. Dead-ish nose with metal-vanilla-bread amoras. Yeasty esters dominate the front with some fresh biscuit malt underneath. Bitter the way through. No-frills golden syrup and iron flavours lead to a short, bitter, metallic finish. Fruitiness is from high ferment temps rather than any sort of American hop schedule.
Look, it might sound pretty awful from the description above but this is not trying to be an APA. The Australian Pale Ale genre might be fraught with plain old awful beers and lawnmowing relief that tastes like 2-stroke, but this is an interesting take. Is quaffing American IPAs rammed with dry-hopped cascade all there is to it? There’s room enough for this style and this beer.
orange_3084 (96) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours slightly murky amber with thin white head. Aroma is mainly crystal malt and some herbal hops. A slightly fruity aroma possibly from yeast seems to be characteristic of all Grand Ridge beers. Taste is balanced but unremarkable. A bit on the sweet side with little hop flavour, which is not helped by under-carbonation. Finish lingers slightly with malt sweetness.
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice honey aroma. Light brown to dark golden colour with good head. Very bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation.
mattyhennessy (311) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy amber with an off white head. Sweet malt aromas with some honey. Good carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly metallic however. Taste is of butterscotch sweet fruit and slight yeast flavour. Not very hopped.
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mid amber body, small white head.
Good malty aroma; biscuit, toffee, with earthy hop spice.
Fullish body, bit of chewiness, moderate carbonation.
Plenty of medium crystal malty goodness upfront, with pale caramel, honey and toasted nuts. Spicy hops and a touch of bitter citrus lead into a dry finish.
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
this was the last of my beer tasting session. probably not fair to rate it yet. will rerate soon. yeah i was pissed. i think it was ok
M_Sack (378) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ brewery. Moderate aromas of caramel and malt. Malty front and mid palate with a relatively gentle but long lasting hop bitterness finishing the beer in comparison to the more bitter English style.
vinhol (272) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 nil bottle at caldermeade farm malt aroma dark amber in colour nice malty taste good beer not great
Sevenlee (1319) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and a touch of honey. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a moderate bitter finish. One of the better beers among the lackluster Grand Ridge range.
Westkyoto77 (522) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark-copper ale, decent white head. A little flat and metallic in the mouth but soon replaced by smooth butterscotch and good bitterness. Slightly sweet aftertaste, but not cloying. Nothing sensational, but nothing really awful either. Pretty good.