Jimthechap (1492) - 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 isn’t 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 I’m 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.
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg - Newport Arms, Newport, Sydney. A clear, bright golden amber colour on the pour with a lasting one-finger white head that left a uniform lace. Citrus, biscuity malts and subtle floral characters. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a lengthy zesty bitterness in the finish.
Iphonephan (2693) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 345 ml bottle served in a cafe by the Sydney harbor. Pours a pale gold with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of biscuit with some subtle fruit notes. Clean crisp finish.
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottel with cook bay oyesters in Cairns. This is a pretty boring APA without much of he Nelson Hops to distinguish it from the pack. A bit of a let down.
motelpogo (6131) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap upstairs at the surf club at bronte beach. clear golden with loads of bubbles and a thin sliver of a white head; aroma of appleskin and aussie malt; light tropical touch, faintly citric with light bitterness. decent enough summer beer
omhper (18969) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at James Squire Brewhouse @ Waterfront City, Melbourne, Victoria. HAzy golden, small head. Fruitynose with light citrus. Mid sweet with light-medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Mid bitter finish.
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at pig n whistle, brisbane. Golden color, small white head. Aroma is malty, some fruits. Taste is like basic pilsner, malty, some hops.
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Geez, what a drag: I just had this on draft at the hotel where I’m staying and it was so much better then - just like a good real, pale ale should tast like. But this poured at a good temperature with a modest head, that soon faded and a bit o lace. Color is a clear amber with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is skunk malt and not much else. Flavor is very mild- hops are almost gone, some malt and tang, not much else. Bit of bittersweet. Body/carbonation are decent. Finish is like flavor, some mild medicinal flavs.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a hazy golden colour, with a small white head. Don’t get much on the nose, some light apricote in there somewhere. Flavour is quite ordinary, some hay, apricote and hints of citrus. Refreshing, but lacking taste and aroma. Not a bad beer as all as a session beer, but just not that exciting.
agoodpale (8) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Someone looking for an easy drink this is not a bad pale ale. Just find it is a little weak overall. Needs a bit more bitterness.
bgb1991 (101) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light aroma consisting of some floral and fruity notes. Pale straw colour. Nothing about this beer is exciting. Poor decision on the wheat addition, leaves a sour aftertaste and the nelson hops taste astringent.