Dervock (646) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours amber with a frothy head. Soft fruity aroma mainly pineapple, some malt. Sweet malt taste up front, then a lingering hoppy finish. Balance mouthfeel.
Rangi (643) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice sweet pale ale. Appears light amber and hazy. Taste is cool refreshing sweet and fruity. Aroma was similar with some toffee malt coming through.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A rather ordinary yet very drinkable pale ale. Was hoping to sample more of this brewers art but a power outage cut it short.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with small off white head and some lace. Aromas of pine, citrus, grain and light toffee. A bit thin, light-medium body, medium-high carbonation. A of bit dish soap with a lingering grain, light malt and hop bitterness on the finish.
TedE (546) - 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.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange color, aroma of pine, grapefruit, flavor of pine, grapefruit, caramel, toast, dry finish, nice balance, solid APA
Niksko (506) - 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.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I also assume that this is the "Star of India Pale Ale". Orange color, citrusy scent. Was hoppy with a bit of citrus taste. Mild for an IPA, but good. My favorite of their beers.
wvhoran (451) - 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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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.