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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: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (840) - 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 (198) - 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 (506) - 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 (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magpieken (100) - - JUL 21, 2014
345ml bottle. BB 12 Aug 14. Poured a mid amber colour with a billowing, light beige head which lasted very well. Full, pine, hop aroma. So far, so good for an American Pale Ale. Initial whack of hop bitterness on tasting it and with a mildly bitter aftertaste. But it also has a pretty thin body and no complexity. Smells good, looks enticing and very easy to drink but in an unsatisfying way. This could have been a cracker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rdenney18 (109) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3912) - 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.

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