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


on tap


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1104) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 6, 2009
330ml bottle. I was half expecting a golden lager! Appears murky orangey brown with a negligible off white head. The aroma is largely sweet caramel malts with a light floral hop presence. The palate is medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and flavours similar to the nose. Certainly no marked hop bitterness to the finish despite what it says on the label. I still like it though - it is nicely refreshing and malty without being too rich and filling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours garnet/pale copper with a creamy somewhat persistent head. Quite a powerful aroma of resinous hops, sweet caramel malt and a bit of citrus. Lots of caramel flavour with what might be some sweet crystal malt later on. Hop profile is limited, but finishes with a prominent green hoppy bitterness. Good mouthfeel with a great laid-back carbonation. Really loving these malty English pale ales I’ve been having lately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (523) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2009
Poured a dark orange. Very, very malty aroma and flavour; it almost smells like a can of home brew concentrate. Very nice malty flavour, but not much of the "intense hop bitterness" the bottle promises. Despite the lack of hop this is a beautiful beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3365) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Bottle; didn’t realize this was anything other than a pale lager/blond ale until I poured the bottle. Lightish bronze in color with a compact, but small, off white head. Aroma of bread, toffee, toasted malt, earth, flowers and herbs. Very toffeeish and herbal in the flavor. Pretty dry. Nice balance, with a slightly more pronounced malt presence. One of the better examples of the style that I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (3922) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2008
Pours a dark coppery colour with a small head. Leaves a long lasting aftertaste in the mouth. Good bitterness with hoppy aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bozoNZ (730) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2008
330ml bottle. Pours dark amber/bronze. Sweet nutty bready aroma with good english hop character.Bitter from the outset with some underlying boscuit malt base but dominated by the nutty earthiness of the hop character. Real good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 RE-RATE: Bottle (330ml). Poured muddy bronze with a good sized, lightly tanned, frothy head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of earthy hops with tangerines, creamy caramel malts, toasted nuts and just a hint of butterscotch. Flavor was a decent earthy hop bitterness with tangy citrus, caramel malts, juicy cranberries, light woody/nutty notes and some resin in the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel and a good finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3457) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Misty dark amber colour,small head,Aroma rich honey and caramel. Flavour, a tangy refreshing caramel citrus, malt, lovely bitterness,leaving a numbness on the gums.Good micro brewery this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2007
330ml bottle. Excellent nose of biscuit malt and tangy citrus and floral hops. Pours a hazy mid-amber body with dense off-white head. Chewy texture to the palate, good length considering abv. Nutty biscuit malt flavours at the forefront, quite sweet balanced with a solid hit of earthy hop character, leafy and citric in flavour with some dried apricot notes. Lingering finish with roasted malts and hop resin, sharply bitter and drying. Reminds me of an well-hopped English style bitter, very nicely flavoured, maybe a tad unbalanced however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle -- Beautiful coppery amber with medium rocky head with low retention and low lacing. Delicious aroma of roasted malt with sweetness. Nice round palate. Ther flavour is initially quite sweet and malty with a bitter aftertaste that’s a little harsh. A bloody nice drop, though.

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