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Brewed by Kooinda Boutique Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Rosanna, Vic, Australia

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Kooinda Boutique Brewery currently produces 400 litre batches of Hand Crafted Pale Ale using only the freshest available Hops, Barley & Yeast. The Ale is brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516, which states that only malt, water, yeast and hops can be used in brewing. Our beer is non-filtered and contains no artificial preservatives. Kooinda Pale Ale 4.7%, is a full bodied brew with a copper hue and hints of citrus in its aroma. The ale combines 3 specialty malts and finishes with a touch of bitterness on the palate. Kooinda hope to produce a Porter and Fruit beer in the near future.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (992) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 30, 2013
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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mydogjet (25) - - JUN 28, 2014
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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
donniemillan (31) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (185) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
Not bad aroma. Bitter with caramel. Afraid I’m driving it from the bottle. Drinkable. Low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyhennessy (272) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2014
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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1030) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2013
Fresh and spritsy. A nice strongly flavoured hoppy pale ale. Very refreshing and nicely done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cjldm (36) - - SEP 5, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
orange_3084 (78) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours fairly hazy gold to amber colour. Decent head with good retention and lacing. The hop aroma doesn’t stand out like it should for an APA. Just a few resiny notes sit atop a caramel and biscuit malt aroma. Taste is quite malty for an APA, but quite nice. There is a slightly toasted flavour, but enough bitterness to finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomciccateri (995) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle at Taps - Kuala Lumpur. pours a dense dark amber color with a thick white head. medium body, full mouthfeel. almost chewy character. rich maltiness. underlying hop flsvor snd bitterness. too malty for a trafitional IPA. more like a hoppy brown sle. clean, tastes fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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