nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Platform Bar, Brisbane. Pours hazy amber with a creamy white head. Fantastic aroma of caramel, grapefruit, gooseberry and pine needles. The flavour is caramel, fruit and piney resinous hops. Medium bodied with good hop bitterness. I’ve enjoyed this on numerous occasions and was impressed with the fresh quality it was served. Very nice indeed.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
345ml bottle. Golden amber in colour with a thick white foamy head. Fairly clear with a nice aroma of citrus, hops and spiced fruit. Bitterness in the flavour, almost tart, strong on the palate with a good body and texture.
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Cookie. Pored nice copper/amber colur, with short lasting off-white head. Nice aroma of hops, but not really ’wow-factor’ smell. Palate has classic APA flavour, with citrus fruits balancing well malts & initial bitterness. Found the aftertaste somewhat aggressive and harsh, almost resiny. And for the price, I’d rather go a small independent than this big guy pretending to be one.
jonno (2092) - JAPAN - APR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now this is more like it. A full bodied, reasonably hoppy plae ale. One of the hoppier beers i have tried in Australia...not saying that much. I enjoyed this and was the pick of the night
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2009 Pours amber, like tea. Nice off-white head fades to a thin layer, leaving lots of lacing.
Initially quite floral, and VERY sweet. Smells like hopped malt extract, molasses, with a fair whack of resin.
Taste is a bit better, initial sweet toffee malt, then some resiny hops, then a big bitter finish. Unfortunately the bitterness is metallic and slightly astringent.
A little too watery. And that aforementioned astringency.
Dunno what’s going on here, way too sweet and malt dominated for an American pale ale.
GMan71 (24) - Lower Mitcham, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a fan and won’t get again. Good colour and head. Typical Aussie APA flavour with extra bitterness at the end. Given I am not a fan of this style nor of too much bitterness was disappointing. However if you like the idea of a Little Creatures Pale Ale with more bitterness....
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. A dark copper with a large pure white foamy head. Sweet malt on the nose, but that is it. Juicy malt on the palate at first, some tropical fruits, then an earthy finish. Did not get the hops at all.
TimE (2940) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straight forward, single hopped beer. Hardly any bitterness. Not exciting, but well made.
enak (27) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber with 15mm head that lasts. Aroma of barley honey.
Tastes of burnt malt, a slighty stout-y flavour. Light herbs with hints of lime, thick grasses. End notes are of cream.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 345ml. Poured deep gold with off white head that lasted the beer out. Classic APA cascde hop aroma of tropical fruits and grass backed with sweet biscuity and caramel malts. Taste was bitter and of orange and mango. Finsh somewhat dry and light. Very well balanced, maybe a touch more bittering at the end to finsih it off. Excellent beer (but not the price).