fletchfighters (817) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Pain in the butt getting the plastic champaign style cork off. Attractive smoke came from the bottle though. Poured a dark honey color with tints of orange in the sides. Very big and well retained light brown head. Almost a good three fingers worth head. Shows a lot of carbonation and small bubbles on the side. Very nice lacing to this.
S-- Orange, lemon, some grapefruit but a whole lot of citrus. Some honey in this I also think. Very crisp and light smelling but refreshing.
T-- Very hop forward. Quite aggressive. Lots of grapefruit taste followed by lemon. No real malt taste to this. All about hops in this.
M-- Well carbonated, creamy and filling in the mouth. Lots of bitterness to this but finishes dry and clean with a touch of bitterness.
D-- It is aggressive I will say that much. Nice beer but needs a bit of malt. As a 330 or 355 ML would be excellent but as a 750 would be a bit much to finish.
Sevenlee (884) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a nice amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity with some toffee, hops and spices. Taste is also fruity with some passionfruit, grapefruit and notes of toffee, biscuit and citrus. Sweet fruity after taste with a ballsy bitter finish. Great job.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a bright deep amber with nice slightly off white head. Plenty of lacing as it falls away. Big american hop aromas with plenty of citrus and bubblegum coming through. Flavour of some light caramel up front and a good resiny hop bitterness near the finish. More malt came through as it warmed. Fullish mouthfeel. Nice beer.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 average pale ale. slightly toffee with some citrus to back it. was a gift from a friend who bought it in the hunter
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark golden amber. Nice hoppy APA aroma.hoppy zesty citrus flavour. Shaort finish.
vanvenlo (916) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
26 Mar 2006 - Sweet fruit malt aroma. Clear amber colour and very good lacing. Fruity sweet hop flavour. Easy drinking with a hoppy bite finish.
Pyobon (728) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy golden with good big loose off-white head (hazy perhaps because I wasn’t careful enough pouring - there was plenty of sediment, mostly well packed down). Great floral hop aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Well balanced fruity malty start with some of those floral notes present making a somewhat unsubtle transition to a nice bitter finish. A great APA.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much head but carb looks good in a light amber ale.Aroma fruity a floral note.Flavours grapefruit a good bitter taste,malt sweetness,a fizz,passionfruit,decent ale by Potters,finish good hop flavour bitter/sweet mix,strong tastes.
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very welcome oasis in the desert of Australian lagers! Sampled (well, two pints) at the Potters Hotel and Brewery in Hunter Valley. Not very complex, but I was so impressed to find an American-style Pale Ale that I’m sure I thought more of the beer than it is - if that makes any sense! Short, stiff white head, nice gold-orange colour, fruit and citrus flavours, but balanced. Decent body, weak finish.
highlandlad (1375) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent, gutsy APA. Good bitterness for an Oz pale ale. Bit rough around the edges but better that than the rash of timid APAs that followed Little Creatures’ success. Looked a fraction pale for an APA - bright gold, rather than tangerine, with a soapy head. Muted aroma but the most distinctive example of lychee that I can recall. Clear as day. Filled out with some grape juice and grains. Soft and smooth in the body, with that thickness in the mouth that seems typical of Australian APAs. Phlegmy and a bit chewy. Soft malts, passionfruit, rusty nails and a rasping grapefruit-rind finish. (Draught at brewpub)