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


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RATINGS: 123   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (469) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7022) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theodopilos (68) - - MAY 24, 2013
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdelaney (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fluxx (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013 does not count
A nice craft beer deserves a taste.Pours mild copper with little to no head. Flowery aroma leads out to a sweet hoppy taste that hits a grapefruity note with light malty sweetness, then finishes with a cascade bitter after taste that stays with the palette. Well balanced APA style that isn’t over grassed like so many can be. Good Beer for Perth just way over priced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westkyoto77 (623) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
On tap at Naked for Satan. Much nicer than their Fat Yak. Beautiful amber colour, resin, citrus and hops on the nose. Strong balanced flavours from start to finish. Quite satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2013
Almost as good as creatures pale. Doesn’t quite have that citrus hop bitterness that creatures has. Holds on its own pretty well decent enough pale and good price

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TourDeBeer (123) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2013
citrus aroma’s, not stronge but present. My dinner smells better taste bitter, its smooth on the palate. medium finish. There’s not much body its very light. Head faded very quickly

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