Jimthechap (2033) - Christchurch, - OCT 28, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I took of the top and poured away. It may have been my mind playing tricks, but this appeared almost green in the glass with no head to speak of and a faint haziness. Ah well, thinks I, lets have a snort. My nose isnít insubstantial and can usually detect a good raft of aromas. From this I got a dollop of gooseberry, unripe greengages grapefruit and other aromas that suggest either this beer is a little young or a little bit... well... anyway. The first taste made me think I was going to regret paying for this. It was just a bit rubbish if Iím fair. I got that green fruit and a flavour of chewing on leather and leaves. Mercifully, this subsided after a few more mouthfuls and it became a much more pleasant session pale ale. However, I would point out that I would drink it again if it was put in front of me, but I will not be paying for the pleasure thank you.
RafeAU (365) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Canberra. Note itís definitely an Australian, not American, pale ale; closer to English style I think. Light straw colour, slightl malt sweetness, bready, some subtle hop aroma and flavour. Refreshing but pretty ordinary.
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
345ml bottle from Dan Murphy's. Pours a foggy golden amber colour with next to no head. Carbonation is weak at best. Aroma is vaguely tropical fruit and a little spice. Flavour is slightly fruity with a little bitterness. Mouth feel is average.
floydian1 (1155) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 10, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap in Cairns. Widely available throughout Australia. Hazy light golden with a thin white head. Nose and taste is simple sweet grainy malts with a light tropical hop presence. Medium-light bodied. Unremarkable.
stevoj (2812) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bland, not hoppy, tastes like lager, dull appearance, cereal taste, flat finish uninteresting
anstei (268) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 9, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 On tap. Pours pale yellow. Non-existent aroma, weak taste, but still a pale ale. Could be worse.
TedE (444) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Hoppy fruity nose, quite inviting. Slightly cloudy, highly carbonated, good white head. Taste is floral hops followed by mild bitterness. Itís OK. The fact that this beer is now widely sold on tap alongside complete swill must be a good thing.
Morboso (105) - ECUADOR - JAN 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemons just, okay-good pale lager, no great scent or finish, buy only if cheap. Need to add more just for word count
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
345 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Some faint hops, grass and herbs on the nose. Fruity flavor with faint oily hops, hay and resin too. Nothing offensive, simply too watery and bland.
ychvirus (20) - SOUTH KOREA - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Special aroma is imprrssive. And less carbonic acid gas than steamrail golden ale. Good.
Ngejo (553) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Hazy, golden, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, slick feel, lively, & bitter finish.