Niksko (443) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with a finger of fine off white head.
Nose is lovely and fruity. Nose is dominated by mandarin and toffee, with light pineapple, orange and a hint of passionfruit. Theres a slightly sweet, earthy character too.
Flavour is pretty unusual for an American Pale Ale. The classic elements of the pine and citrus flavours are there, along with a bit of bitterness. However there’s also a fairly forward caramel and toffee component (like a scotch ale), as well as a little spiciness from the Motueka and a very subtle biscuit note on the finish.
Body is medium, and the beer lingers after you’ve swallowed.
Pretty interesting. Definitely not a traditional American Pale.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/amber with white frothy head. Aromas of melon and citrus. Similar flavours with elements of grass and bread like malt. An ok beer but nothing too exciting.
TedE (402) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle into tall glass. Excellent citric hop/caramel nose. Hazy copper beer with solid small head. Medium carbonation. Quite flat light mouthfeel. Taste starts as malt then turns all pineapple on you. Unexpectedly sweet finish that lingers. It’s like Belgian chocolates at the start but Juicy Fruit at the end.
wvhoran (393) - Tasmania, - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Dad. Pours golden orange with a foamy off-white head, a good looking APA. Some nice peach and orange, floral notes in the nose but a lot of caramel malt. Taste is medium sweet, nice peach and citrus, but again a lot of caramel malt. Quite an old bottle will try it again fresh to get the full potential.
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mattyhennessy (375) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden clear yellow with a foamy white head. Medium carbonation, aromas of citrus and pine. Initial malt flavour balanced well with grapefruit bitterness. Finishing hops deliver a slight citrus peel flavour that is pleasant on the tongue. Very delicious
DeliriumT (374) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh dry hop aroma mixed with a faint caramel smell. Flavour is slightly blander than expected but refreshing light hop bitterness and very subtle sweetness
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pale amber color with a foamy head. Aroma is of carmelized malt and hops override it. A nice caramel flavor as well with a nip of hops. Totally drinkable...nothing incredible.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle (america go metric) dark amber in colour hoppy resin aroma taste is the same very drinkable pale ale
jehoesefat (328) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piney hoppy aroma. Pours clear copper with a foamy white head. Bitter flavor mellows out to a smooth finish.
Rosslew (310) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong aroma from bottle. Pours a dark orange with good head. Very much has citrus flavours associated with US pale ales.
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