ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium chestnut, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts fairly well but does not leave much lacing. The main notes in the aroma are biscuit and charry malt, with some mild resin hops. Fruity and resin hops introduce it, with some lime playing around the edges. Biscuit and burnt caramel malt in the mid-palate, with a touch of resin in the finish. This is a fairly simple pale ale, nice enough, but nothing too exciting.
Soupoftoday (39) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not very hoppy for a ’boutique’ pale ale. Slight tropical fruit/galaxy hop profile that is quickly diminished by a strong/dirty bitterness. I don’t know why they would bother releasing this to the public. Tastes like a home brewed pale ale that still needs work. Avoid
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fruity aroma. Cloudy amber colour with excellent head. Very bitter flavour with a smooth finish. Heavy body with low to medium carbonation.
mydogjet (39) - - JUN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not that pale with minimal head retention, citrus nose and biscuit malty palate. Not as "hoppy" as my local beer seller guy led me to believe, but a beer I would drink again
donniemillan (68) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a dark very cloudy brown orange, not much head or carbonation, very strong hops flavour without too much bitterness, combined with the low carbonation makes it a very smooth drink.
Rosslew (289) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Certainly fits the bill for an American Pale Ale. Light floral aroma. Looks orange and that taste comes through early. Bit malty. Definitely resin in finish that lingers. Nice Sunday Summer beer.
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crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not bad aroma. Bitter with caramel. Afraid I’m driving it from the bottle. Drinkable. Low carbonation.
mattyhennessy (360) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy brown with a white head. moderate carbonation with a strong malty flavour balanced well with consistent bitterness. Hints of citrus, overpowered slightly by the caramel and toffee flavours. A nice easy pale ale
madquacker (1062) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh and spritsy. A nice strongly flavoured hoppy pale ale. Very refreshing and nicely done.
cjldm (42) - - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looking for a new sessionable summer beer, fits the bill as a hoppy ale that keeps it down to 4.7%. Haven't had this is about 9 months.
Pours deep amber caramel colour with an off-white head that subsides, leaving an impressive amount of lacing.
Smells of pine, citrus, not too hoppy, but pleasant. Again, not needing a huge smell for my session beer.
Very nicely balanced taste. Pleasant bitterness, quite dry. Caramel, citrus, malts are there. *Perhaps* a minor level of diacetyl, but not off-putting.
The bitterness carries the dry mouth well. Very refreshing in hot weather.
All in all, way up there for an Australian sunshine beer!! Leaps and bounds ahead of little creatures - as good as many of your US session beers. Manageable alcohol level and a beautiful combination of pine fruits, subtle hop bitterness and caramel to enjoy on a hot day. More balanced than Mornington IPA, and pleasantly sessionable unlike the (otherwise fantastic) hop hog. You'll certainly notice it going down. Good price and even available at Dan Murphy's now. You could nurse 2 or 3 in the time you'd drink 5 or 6 Carlton's. Much better than their disappointing Valhalla Golden Ale. The Witbier, Milk Porter and Black IPA are all fantastic too.
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gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Mrs Parmas, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Murky golden color, white head. Sweet, dry, malty, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Grainy bitter aftertaste. Fruity, malty scent.