rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
boozedude (2096) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle downtown..reddish pour with big head..white head...hoppy citrus arona and taste
gnoff (8005) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Hop_Hedonist (273) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Sledutah (5215) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at Beervana. Thin golden amber color, white edge head. Aroma of caramel and straw. Taste is caramel with scant bitterness.
Niksko (385) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light amber color with some bubbly off white head. Nose is sweet orange and grapefruit , pineapple and a bit of malt. Very hop forward, with hops throughout the entire palate. Taste is sweet citrus, some caramel, toast and biscuit. Lots of grapefruit on the finish. Really enjoying this.
Theodopilos (33) - - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
345ml bottle from dan murphys, poured into a tulip glass with a half finger head very little lacing, the taste reminds me of north coast red seal ale, in my opinion the best Aussie made apa, quite a nice beer
mdelaney (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good pale ale. Not too bitter and yet a flavorful brew. Nutty and earthy, and a good dinner beer because it wont get in the way of most dishes.