Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Bitter
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Gippsland Gold is an Australian style bitter pale ale, vintaged over an extended period of time, with a creamy round flavour and pleasant hop bitterness. An easy drinking and thirst quenching beer.

imaragingbull's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - FEB 23, 2013
Pours near clear light hazed orange gold with off white head. Caramel malt toffee, light butterscotch, floral herbal hop aromas, grainy, mineral earthen yeast character. Light medium body, nice toffee notes balanced on a floral herbal hop character. Finishes grainy lightly bitter and satisfying lightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2014
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Illywhacker (9) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
orange_3084 (124) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice honey aroma. Light brown to dark golden colour with good head. Very bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mattyhennessy (348) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1273) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. 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. Quite nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (310) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2013
330 nil bottle at caldermeade farm malt aroma dark amber in colour nice malty taste good beer not great

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
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.

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