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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22001) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with a white ehad. Aroma of fruits, hops and pine needles. Hoppy flavour of fruits, pine needles and grape fruits. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
(Bottle 34,5 cl) Courtesy of highlandlad. Pours a clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head. Very fresh and citrusy aroma with a hint of pine needles also. Medium body, light accents of caramel, very floral an citrusy hopping. The finish is dry and hoppy. Lovely indeed. 290607

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattKerr (25) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2007
Great hop explosion, pours beautifully, a great presented beer. Hard to track down, but worth the effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
From 33 cL bottle. Pours filtered orange brown with no real head. Aroma is fruity and caramel sweet. Flavour caramel malty, dry into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11298) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly red-like amber with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet and has a buttery feel to it. A touch of caramel is mixed well with a good dose of fruity and grassy hop notes. Quite low carbonation giving it an oily feel. Flavour is somewhat milder than the aroma - the hops don’t come to the fore in the same way. But it is quite low in alcohol, which might explain the missing ’pang’, I was looking was. If the aroma didn’t hype it, I would have given this 3.8, but the flavour is a touch of a let-down in comparison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet and lovely hoppy which gives it notes of grass and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of grapefruit, and medium notes of grass and caramel, as well as light notes of alfa acids, leading to a good bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2007
bottled. golden with a fresh and fruity aroma. light texture, grassy with hints of stonefruit. pretty swillable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1061) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2007
A lesser version of Little Creatures. Little to no head and an amber colour. Smooth and citrusy but has abit of an odd metallic aftertaste. Still very drinkable and recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle. Average fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spar lacing. Clear sparkling body with an amber color. Aroma of elderflower, grapefruit, pine, citrus, caramel, fruit. Medium bodied with a dry texture and an average carbonation. Light to moderated bitter and sweet flavor in a balanced combination. Average lasting light bitter and dry finish. Very nice Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rizzo (13) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2007
Had it on tap so fresh there was hops floating in the beer. I’m a bit over Aussie mircos doing APAs but really enjoyed this one.

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