bmeup (576) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber with a nice head. Spicey dough aroma. Sweet malt & smooth mouthfeel. Bit on the thin side.
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark amber with a white suddy head.
Nose shows next to no hops, just some faint grassy notes. Some sweet caramel is noticeable, but it seems stale. Some sulfur and vegetal characters put the final nail in the coffin.
More of that dirty malt shows up as a flavour but, in a redeeming note, the caramel is more noticeable. Finishes with a very mild, plain bitterness.
Low carbonation, body is too heavy in my opinion.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Medium to high carbonation. A little one the thin & watery side. Slightly hazy gold. Large white head. Sweet, Fruity (citrus), Maybe cascade hops. caramel malts. A nice bitter finish.
Jade (423) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey amber colour with a frothy white head. Quite highly carbonated first up. Sweet, floral aroma. Slightly tangy, sweet flavour with a bitter after taste on the back of the throat. Quite refreshing.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2010 a nice pale ale, on tap at the lord nelson in the rocks. slightly sweet with a toffee undertone
ofey (68) - Doncaster, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral smell and taste. A little too fizzy though and provides for a great summer ale.
Mattburns (109) - USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite malty. Caramel and toffy. Nice hop taste but I found it to be more of an english rather than american pale ale. It looked great. Head has nice and big backed with a golden body. An enjoyable beer.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours with an large foamy white head over a slightly golden-amber body. Sweetish, sherbert/bi-carbonate of soda, chemically character. I wouldn’t call this an american pale ale. Not good.
ComradeK (1071) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Strong, spicy hops to begin, with a nicely carbonated mouthfeel, and a crisp finish. Goes down fairly easily, and is not bad as an easy drinker, but to me just doesn’t live up to the promise of such a well-known brewpub, and isn’t quite as rewarding as other local golden ales, like James Squire or Coopers Sparkling. Still, definitely worth it.
kahn (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Nice amber colour with medium head. Nice floral aromas. A quiet enjoyable beer to have - medium body, slight tang, nice hops flavours. Great for a lazy Saturday arvo. Think the label on the bottle is a bit much, makes the beer look cheap - needs to be simplified to reflect the beer.