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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
on tap-pours a thin retaining light tan head that laces and amber color. Aroma is nice citrus-pink grapefruit hops. Taste is nice citrus-pink grapefruit hops-some bitter (c-hops). Secondary medium malt, which fades to faint. Dry. Bitter hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elguapo47 (13) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
on tap. Aroma- nice pine and citrus quality Appearance- golden color Taste- pine and grapefruit hop flavors come through. malt balance comes in at just the right time. bitterness lingers in the finish, pleasantly so. Palate- medium. Overall- very sessionable pale ale. lots of flavor going on. not over powering on the hop side.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2786) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear amber with a thin off-white head. Nose is a blast of citrus--grapefruit with a little pine and onion. Clean malt body, crackery with nice grapefruit and floral hops. Thin and clean body. Awesome--just what I’m looking for in an APA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Pale straw to copper crystal clear. hop aroma spicey pepper great flavor nice palate. very good overall beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DonTom (8) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
Wow, massive piney hops. This beer is a flavour explosion. I really enjoyed this and am keen to give it another try. Not sure I could drink a heap of these at any one time, but would really enjoy a couple every now and then. Tasty beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2282) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pretty good beer overall, really. And I was surprised to get it on the other side of the planet, for me that is. Poured at a good temperature, with a thick, off-white foamy,semi-pemanent head, and lots of lace. Color is a clear, medium, honey amber. Aroma is at first honey caramel, then pine and citrus. Flavor’s like nose, fresh, tasty, (apparently it traveled well) and not too heavy in any area. Body/carbonation are excellent! Finish is like flavor and is super drinkable. I like it the more I drink it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a clear deep burnished amber colour with a fine collar of light beige foam. Caramel, vanilla and butterscotch make up the aroma. Smooth in the mouth with a full rich mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
Drank from bottle. Very flavorful, hoppy, refreshing and balanced. Plenty of citrus notes and some bitterness to keep the finish crisp. A good sessional beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zoot07 (5) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014 does not count
Honestly I struggle to see how this beer is rated as low as it is on here (to commercial for the hipsters?), this has become one of my go-to pale ales. Compared to other APA’s available in Australia in a comparable price range I reckon it’s hard to beat. The current batch I’m rating pours a golden, slightly amber colour with what I believe to be the perfect carbonation level for an APA, fluffy pillowy head dissipating slowly and leaving a goo bit of lacing, when poured at the right temp. The nose is brilliant; the dry hoped Amarillo really shines through when fresh. The taste is great, All the stone fruit, citrus and pine you would expect from this hop combo (Cascade, Newport and Amarillo) and I don’t get any metallic or off flavours at all. I’ve had this beer less fresh than this batch and got a bit of oxidation and the hops had faded a bit but was still a great beer. Overall a very clean drinking, true to style, hop forward APA. I think a lot of the local Aussie so-called craft breweries could learn from this one. Also the fact that it comes in a six-pack instead of four pack is a big bonus for me and still cheaper than the local equivalents? I have a real problem with the recent Aussie trend of selling craft beer in four packs, 18 - 22 buck for a four pack? Moo, Feral, Balmain, Murray’s.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ColaKid (62) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2014
I have to agree with zoot07 on this one, this is a better pale ale than what the scores and ratings suggest. The hops and malt balance is spot on as it treads that fine line between a subtle pale ale and IPA really well. This is one of the best pale ales around and great price for Aussie standards, robust , tasty and wonderful dry hopping. Well done Karl Strauss!


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