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


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RATINGS: 117   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (3169) - 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 (13976) - 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 (709) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a large dense foamy off-white head over a clear red-amber body. Aroma and taste of brown bread, with a sweetish mid body and long resinous piney bitter finish. Medium bodied with lowish carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmeup (543) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle. Orange copper colour with bubbly open tan head. Aroma of un fermented wort and dominant citrus hops. Smooth medium palate with long lasting bitterness at the end. Try the aroma in the last third of the glass!. If it did’nt have the big high alpha hop kick it would be? Quite ok, bit out of balance i think. Now of for a Murrays Nirvana PA mmmm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2010
345mL bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a small and shortlived light tan head. The aroma is strongly malty, caramelly, resinous and citrusy with a bit of honey. The flavour presents strong malt and hop flavours, with the balance shifted slightly towards sweetness. Starts biscuity and gives way to some roasted flavours, while the hops are ever-present. Medium bodied, carbonation on the low side of average, creamy with a bit of astringency in the finish accompanying the hop bitterness. Can’t really compete with LCPA on price but overall a pleasant surprise from a CUB subsidiary.

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