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Brewed by Grand Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: English Pale Ale
Mirboo North. Vic., Australia
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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2003
Pours amber with orange sides, slightly hazy. Short lasted small beige head. Crap all lacing too. Nice aroma of sweet malt and floral citrusy hops. Nice medium body, smooth start though slightly thin finish. Sweet hoppy start and mid with a dry bitter finish. Very refreshing and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2003
Interesting dark orange huewith a faint hint of hop. A slight tartness i taste ad bitter and dry on the back palate. After you let the beer linger on the tongue it becomes more bitter, asking you to take another sip. You oblige, its dry and asks you to take ......Another good effort from the boys from Mirboo.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
Cloudy dark orange color. Tart, dusty aroma. Hints of citrus and a touch of light chocolate as well. Body is tart and lightly bitter with a lingering citrusiness. Could be gone, but there are other ratings here that suggest a tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2003
Another excellent brew from Grand Ridge. Light Brown in color, with medium size lasting head. Taste of floral and fruitiness, with subtle spices (cloves perhaps?). Easy on the palate, enjoyable!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2003
One of the better and smoother from this brewer. These guys do some really interesting stuff but they have a passion for a most unusual yeast strain that flavours all these beers. If you like it, you'll like all there stuff. Not bad, not great, drinkable but I wouldn't drive to find it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2003 Cool beer: never seen so much yeast sediment in a stubby! I tried to culture it for Home brew, but will have to getz back to yous homies in a rerate 4 updates on dat one. aiiight? Aroma gave a false impression. Nice bite. almost gourmet. Avocados and whiskaz on kittenz. Brown papaer packages from the not-so-local bottle-o... update on homebrew progress 12/1/03 tasted like champaigne out of the stubby i cultured it in just before adding it to brew, brew started bubbling wildly within six hours of pitching, massive head apparent in bucket, very hungry yeast will bottle in a coupla dayz...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2002
I highly approve, which of course means that everyone should try this beer! Nice bite in flavour with a pleasent aftertaste. I agree with johninmelb, Grand Ridge is just a sensational brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1123) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2002
This is nice. Nice bitter dry finish to complement that fruity hoppiness that a lot of the new breed of aussie beers have (eg Little Creatures, Gippsland Gold). Grand Ridge is just a sensational brewer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2002
Hazy honey amber brown with mm sized floaties. Large size, medium lasting large bubbled off-white head. Very nice malty and floral hops aroma with lighter yeast and spices (ginge?). Short lasting medium intensity fruity hoppy start followed by a decent malty yeasty middle and finish. Drier milder sweet aftertaste. I quite like this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2003 Not bad at all! As I suspected, my last bottle must have been dodgy. It's a very unusual combination of fruitiness with the English style caramel malts. Good.


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