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Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale

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Brewed by Matilda Bay Brewing Co. (CUB)
Style: American Pale Ale
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Our Brewers Reserve Alpha Pale Ale is very much in line with the beers from America’s North West – assertive bitterness together with a distinctive fruit and citrus aroma - except we’ve put a Matilda Bay spin on it. It has a big hop nose with citrus notes derived from the use of Cascade hops imported from North America. 35 IBU.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (2693) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
On draft at the Australian Hotel in Sydney. Pours a clear pale amber with an off white head. Toasty notes in the nose. Flavors of toasted nuts with some fruity and honey notes. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
guseyk (2) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
A beer the I’ve always thought is comfortably in the best in Australia has been brought back to the pack; by a rising pack or qs from new overloards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2014
Drank from bottle. Refreshing from the first mouthful to the last. Big hops at first that became masked a bit by the bitterness, which lingered in the aftertaste. Definately one of the better aussie APAs.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Best of the Matilda Bay range along side the Dog Bolter, unlike a lot of other labelled APA’s, this one actually tastes like one. Typical American hop usage, sense a bit of Cascade, not too much tropical fruit like a lot of Australian takes. Lacking a bit of balance between the malt and hops though, needs a smoother mouth feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1620) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle downtown..reddish pour with big head..white head...hoppy citrus arona and taste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Archive Beer Boutique and Bistro, Brisbane, on July 19, 2013.
Clear copper color, off-white head. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, fruity taste. Smooth a bit fizzy mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness. Sandy finish. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, resin scent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap at King St Bewhouse
Clear light amber with a big off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Flavors is floral, caramel, citrus and pine
A nice hoppy pale ale

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Beervana. Thin golden amber color, white edge head. Aroma of caramel and straw. Taste is caramel with scant bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (179) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
Great to have a large commercial brewery making a good APA. And great to have this in the pubs. Nice hoppy brew. But how this won best beer at this years Int Melb Beer Fest is kinda unbelievable. Feral’s Hop Hog which won the last 2 yrs is so much better. But on the whole, for a pub beer this is excellent!

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rdenney18 (102) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pint at Kahills in S Sioux City. Im a pale ale fan, but this isnt good. Its very fruity, and doesnt have the hop I enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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