marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, poured into tulip glass. Lightly hazy light orange, diminutive white head. Aroma is dryish orange rind, caramel, and touches of spice and wood. Taste is sweet, big hoppy bitterness on the out. Mid bodied, mid carbonated. Goes down well.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably one of the best mainstream pale ales out there, hasn’t changed too much over time. Lots of floral and resinous notes. Easy drinking.
jparsons2222 (7) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best beer in Australia but still miles from Belgian perfection. I can actually enjoy drinking this for the flavours and tastes, not just the alcohol and water.
maus (32) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a quite clear golden colour with a nice head, head dissipates rather quickly. Most of the hop aroma has faded over time, but it is not totally gone. Taste is nicely balanced on the bitter side. Overall, a great pale ale.
Shark_Pants (162) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma citrus, freshly mown grass & light toast. Taste is toasted bread up front, transitioning to grapefruit. Peppery on the tongue. Good refreshing beer for the hot Australian summer.
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22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Australia’s jump into the highly hopped pale ales seems to fall a bit short of what it could be in this example. Pours a medium golden with a bit of amber highlights, limited foam. Aromas of light citrus, grapefruit, upfront along with a few non-distinct tropical notes. Displays a modest and neutral malt character. As an american pale ale, this beer could use a lot more hop character, especially in the finish which tails off slightly watery. An average at best american pale ale, however it is a step in the right direction for pale ales in Australia.
matstrange (62) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrussy and hoppy all in one blast. Quite refreshing and crisp, would be perfect for a warm summers day.
humlelala (962) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl from Tight; BBD: Feb 21st 2014) Pours semi clear golden with white head. Good retention and lace. Aroma is subdued, faded hops with hints of citrus fruits. Oily texture, medium bodied, soft carbonation and slightly dry finish. Flavour has a moderate bitterness. Ok, but most likely too old as the aroma is nothing like the galaxy driven pale ales I’ve brewed myself.
vinhol (261) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 Mil bottle big hop aroma golden in colour hoppy flavour very good beer one of my go to beers although better in the bottle than on tap
lachrymalisis (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sad to leave a poor rating, but that’s what happens when you put hoppy beer into a bottle. you kill it.