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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Not for the faint hearted an American style Pale Ale with a firm malt backbone. Simcoe hops deliver a passionfruit and and slightly pine-needle like aroma whilst the addition of Columbus adds further complexity and an earthy, spicy character.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hop_Hedonist (250) - Perth, - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Disappointing but not terrible - a dumbed down version of an APA - thin and watery but quaffable - boring but still better than lager any day. The commercial description is hugely inflated and exaggerated. Nice hoppy aroma doesn’t deliver the goods. Wouldn’t buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1273) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2014
Portland Hotel ontap(31-Oct-2014)Fruit celery aroma.Dark amber,good head&sheet lace.Fruit spice liquorice cinnamon flavour.Tangy spice herbal finish/after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
orange_3084 (109) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Clear amber to copper colour with pillowy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Decent caramel malt backing. Thin oily body. Taste is quite balanced but not enough bitterness in my opinion. The finish is clean, but not biting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (537) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
Copper pour with a thin pale brown head. Floral, citrus aroma with sweet malt underneath. Sweet taste at first then lemon, a little bitterness to finish with slight toffee note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2483) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Bottle. Copper with a cm of pale beige head. Aroma of pine, kumquat, caramel, some grapefruit and pepper. Carbonation pleasantly moderate - ie low for a macro. Very sweet with loads of caramel. Fruit and pine really struggle to cut through and only pepper really adorns the bitterness at the end. OK, hops doing pretty well considering I caught this later than ideal. [edit] A few more grew on me a bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3567) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Milton Cellars April 2014. Solid pale ale with a good balance of maltiness and hoppiness. Looks good when poured into a glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dervock (502) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle - pours amber with a thin white head. Pine resin, nettles , oily aroma. Taste up front is caramel before a tempered dry finish. Medium palate. The taste is a lot more balanced than the aroma suggests, compared to some APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Illywhacker (9) - - AUG 5, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Light amber medium head. Floral aroma - sweet lemon, fruit, flowers. Meduim malt presence with some biscuit carrying pine needle, delicate acacia and, what, a kinda rockmelony fruitiness with a slightly bitter conclusion. Medium mouth-feel but nothing IPA-ish. Interesting hoppy complexity while still being drinkable. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2443) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
Certainly has a long shelf life for an APA. Ambitious!?
Burnished copper and brilliant in the gass with fine, streaming carbonation. Head rouses just a litttle but fails to get out of bed leaving just an island of white. Drenching, caramelised citrus and heavily piney, resinous nose with a smidgeon of honey, sulphur and acetone, nail polish remover. Sweet, tangy, drawing and astringent in the mouth. Puckering almost. Firm body but heavy and a little frumpy from the abuse of crystal malts me thinks. Biscuity, golden syrup front off-set by plenty of pine and peachy, Chenin Blanc notes in the back. Dries out a little in the finish with lasting pine and tree-sap. Mild camphorous note with the acetone cleaned up here. Carbonation is mild and centred around the tip of the tongue. A little chemical in essence but not as shady as I thought it would be. Pulls it off? No! Quaffable? Give it the thumb up! (345mL, BB 20/03/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heyheyguesswho (18) - - JUL 27, 2014
Great flavoursome beer. Very hoppy, but certainly not overpowering. Does leave a grassy flavour in the mouth afterwards though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Morboso (62) - ECUADOR - JUL 12, 2014
This is a bloody brilliant beer, awesome skanky aroma, molasses, passionfruit, nice balance of malt and bitterness. Nice dark amber colour, creamy head that doesn’t last long. RIght amount of carbonation. For $51.90 AUD a carton at first choice liquor. Haven’t found better for the $ so far.

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