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Brewed by HopDog BeerWorks
Style: American Pale Ale
South Nowra, Australia

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pale ale. Brewed with 3 malts and 2 hops, this ale exhibits aromas of tropical fruits, citrus and toast with marmalade. The malt profile is subtle and smooth an easy drinker, but still with plenty of New Zealand Motueka hops to give it a HopDog twist. Not your average pale ale. Road trip the Cosmic Highway with fish and BBQd meats. Sessionable.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niksko (429) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a dark amber with a fluffy off white head. Nose is toffee, orange, a little pineapple. Flavor is definitely not what I was expecting. I get a bit of acrid almost peaty smoke, caramel, toffee, almost medicinal bandaid, orange marmalade. Finish is reasonably dry, clean bitterness, a bit of citrus peel. It could almost be infected, and Im still not 100% convinced it isnt. The peat certainly would have been mentioned. And the chlorophenol type taste is weird too. Carbonation is fine, but this is just a bit off kilter.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soupoftoday (41) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2015
Aroma is heavy on yeast and sweet fruits. Smells and tastes like a home-brew. Yeast aroma is so prominent it almost smells like weird a saison or belgian pale ale hybrid. Taste is on the sweet side with toffee and caramelised stone fruit,slight hint of over-ripe tropical fruit, strong yeast, and a dirty bitterness. A messy one from HopDog unfortunately.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1109) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 23/1/2015.Pours an opaque dark golden with almost no head. Has a fairly strong yeasty fruity nose.Take a sip and you get biscuity malt, lots of sweet citrus fruit and yeast, with a sharp, firm, quite dry bitterness, featuring a touch of grapefruit. Medium bodied and this bottle at least was a touch under-carbed. A bit of a mixed bag really - a bit rough but has a fair bit of character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mezwebb (7) - - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Fruity goodness with malty overtones.. Thick textures : bought at beer cartel

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2014
on tap at my old local - the union in newtown. amber with not much of a head but thats to be expected in australia. big fruity aroma - grapefruit and passionfruit; good hit of bitterness, crisp, fresh and zesty. probably would ffit in to the new session ipa category pretty nicely. very impressive for an australian brewery

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (670) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2012
Growler fom brewery. Hazy orange/amber, minimal head, aroma of ripe pineapple, pine, some bready malt. Full body, good balance of malt/hops, quite nice, easy drinking, very moorish.


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