angryrobot (32) - - OCT 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
floydian1 (1285) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pick of the bunch from Matilda Bay’s regular stable but increasingly difficult to source in Australia. This one was consumed on tap at the Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks, Sydney. Looks good with a copper-amber body and ample stable white head. Plenty of lemony citrus hops with hints of pine resin on top of a biscuity malt bill on the nose and tongue. Clean zesty medium-bodied palate with well balanced flavours and a firm bitterness.
TedE (726) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2015 345ml bottle into schooner glass @ Beverly Hills Hotel Sydney. Hoppy/caramel nose. Copper beer with solid creamy white head. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is pine needles, caramel, bitter lemon. Long finish leads to final touch of grapefruit. Great well-balanced beer, probably the best from this brewery.
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice beer with lots of floral aromas. A beautiful copper colour with a nice creamy head and excellent carbonation. Palate wasn't as long lasting as I had expected but still quite good. A good example of a pale ale.
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with a thin white head. Big, citrusy, fruity aroma. Taste is citrus, caramel, a little passionfruit, nice bitterness. A very approachable beer and a good offering compared to a lot of the mainstream local brews
StevieT (1246) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Pours copper with minimal head, big hop bitterness with a strong malt smoothness. Not bad
Marcus356 (3) - St Kilda East, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly complex beer from matilda bay, very much an american style pale ale with a lot of citrus shining through, some nutty coppery flavors and intense bitterness leaving me craving another bottle.
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber color with a small fluffy head. Fruity, malty and slightly metallic aroma. Solid malty backbone with a hoppy, medium bitter finish. a bit too fizzy for my taste. Overall a solid APA.
didierlewallon (262) - ponferrada, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Esta cerveza tiene aroma frutales y cítricos picante por el uso del lúpulo Cascade, la boca se llena de maltas pálidas y un poderoso golpe a la amargura.
Alpha Pale Ale esta muy en linea con las cervezas de América del Noroeste.
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very floral aroma. Rich amber colour with good head. Very fruity, passionfruit, some light malt hints. Medium body and carbonation.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
345 mil bottle from Dans big citrus aroma golden in colour with off white head taste is bitter hops citrus and fruity