donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a great pale ale that’s leaning more to a brown ale than an ipa, very good.
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle into glass. Excellent toffee malt nose, inviting. Bronze beer with solid white head. A few small bubbles. Mineral water freshness followed by caramel and banana. Late late bitterness. Really really good.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
easy drinking english pale ale with low-mild bitterness. mild fruity esters and hops. not too bad.
varanid99 (1033) - AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with a thin white head. Not much smell, a little fruit and bread. Taste is very malty, toffee, dry, bitter finish.
Morboso (145) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma to speak of, an even balance of bitterness and malt from start to finish. Some spice as well. Pretty good.
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber color with a medium head. Decent malt body with a bitter, dry finish. English style ale. Good carbonation. missing a bit the hops aroma.
Illywhacker (12) - - AUG 7, 2014
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 (127) - 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 (505) - 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 (376) - 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.