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Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale

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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (640) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2015 345ml bottle into schooner glass @ Beverly Hills Hotel Sydney. Hoppy/caramel nose. Copper beer with solid creamy white head. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is pine needles, caramel, bitter lemon. Long finish leads to final touch of grapefruit. Great well-balanced beer, probably the best from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2015
A very nice beer with lots of floral aromas. A beautiful copper colour with a nice creamy head and excellent carbonation. Palate wasn't as long lasting as I had expected but still quite good. A good example of a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (763) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015
Copper pour with a thin white head. Big, citrusy, fruity aroma. Taste is citrus, caramel, a little passionfruit, nice bitterness. A very approachable beer and a good offering compared to a lot of the mainstream local brews

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (1168) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2015
From a bottle. Pours copper with minimal head, big hop bitterness with a strong malt smoothness. Not bad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marcus356 (3) - St Kilda East, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
Surprisingly complex beer from matilda bay, very much an american style pale ale with a lot of citrus shining through, some nutty coppery flavors and intense bitterness leaving me craving another bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Pours amber color with a small fluffy head. Fruity, malty and slightly metallic aroma. Solid malty backbone with a hoppy, medium bitter finish. a bit too fizzy for my taste. Overall a solid APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (247) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
Esta cerveza tiene aroma frutales y cítricos picante por el uso del lúpulo Cascade, la boca se llena de maltas pálidas y un poderoso golpe a la amargura. Alpha Pale Ale esta muy en linea con las cervezas de América del Noroeste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
Very floral aroma. Rich amber colour with good head. Very fruity, passionfruit, some light malt hints. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
345 mil bottle from Dans big citrus aroma golden in colour with off white head taste is bitter hops citrus and fruity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
345 ml bottle. Pour light amber, perfect APA head, laced the glass like it should. Decent hoppiness but malt flavours too. Moderate bitter finish. A quite decent American pale ale - easily the best of the Matilda bay beers I’ve had.

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