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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2011
For those who are fans of Little Creatures Pale Ale. This one definitely rivals it. I think this brew is just missing the somewhat following that creature’s has

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
Alpha pours deep almost orange amber a loosly packed dense foam which quickly settles down. This beer is a hop bomb its aroma almost overloads the senses, its herbal, grassy and of a citrus nature. I found the palate a little on the thin watery side and my first impression was slight over carbonation. The beer has lovely bitterness and I think Matilda bay have found a nice balance between aroma and taste, this beer is way above average for an australian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 23, 2011
De botella. Clear amber colour, white head. Pleasant rather mild fruity hoppy aroma. Mouthfeel, ok/good. Flavour has fruity hops, fair maltiness , some citrus. Bit mild but a good APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
14-FEB-2011, bottle @Mikkeller Bar. Light in color red’ish. Not overly bitter, but cascade taste is present. A bit watery with high carbonation. Easy drinking, I could easily see a need for such a beer in Australia:-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber - white head. Medium hoppy. Caramel. Fruity. Grassy. Citrus. Medium malty. Light roasted. Berries. Nutty. Flowery. Nice drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle. Amber pour with white-with-yellowish-tinge head. aroma dominated with cascade, with some toasty malt and soapy alcohol in the background. Suprisingly rich flavour, balancing between hop flavour and malt sweetness with hops dominating. Apricot & peach in the beginning. I would suggest that this is a little over carbed for my liking. Bitter finish of soap and grapefruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovebeernz (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2010
This is a bit of a favourite and more of a drinking beer than a thinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (686) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2010
Nice resinous hoppy aroma with some citrus and breadiness. Pour is orange copper with a thin white head. Flavour is malt with with a hint of stonefruit and a great hoppy finish. Matilda Bay are on another winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2010 quite hoppy, and quite bitter as well. a decent pale ale but seems to be not quite as smooth as the fat yak

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mattburns (109) - USA - MAY 18, 2010
I was serverly hooked on this beer for sometime. I love the aroma. That was my first love. Then it was the taste. You can spend a night on this one and never look away.

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