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.
rdenney18 (102) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pint at Kahills in S Sioux City. Im a pale ale fan, but this isnt good. Its very fruity, and doesnt have the hop I enjoy.
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Iphonephan (2694) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Australian Hotel in Sydney. Pours a clear pale amber with an off white head. Toasty notes in the nose. Flavors of toasted nuts with some fruity and honey notes. Smooth, slightly bitter finish.
guseyk (2) - - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A beer the I’ve always thought is comfortably in the best in Australia has been brought back to the pack; by a rising pack or qs from new overloards.
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from bottle. Refreshing from the first mouthful to the last. Big hops at first that became masked a bit by the bitterness, which lingered in the aftertaste. Definately one of the better aussie APAs.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best of the Matilda Bay range along side the Dog Bolter, unlike a lot of other labelled APA’s, this one actually tastes like one. Typical American hop usage, sense a bit of Cascade, not too much tropical fruit like a lot of Australian takes. Lacking a bit of balance between the malt and hops though, needs a smoother mouth feel.
boozedude (1619) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle downtown..reddish pour with big head..white head...hoppy citrus arona and taste
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Archive Beer Boutique and Bistro, Brisbane, on July 19, 2013.
Clear copper color, off-white head. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, fruity taste. Smooth a bit fizzy mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness. Sandy finish. Sweet, hoppy, citrus, resin scent.
Hop_Hedonist (178) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great to have a large commercial brewery making a good APA. And great to have this in the pubs. Nice hoppy brew. But how this won best beer at this years Int Melb Beer Fest is kinda unbelievable. Feral’s Hop Hog which won the last 2 yrs is so much better. But on the whole, for a pub beer this is excellent!
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at King St Bewhouse
Clear light amber with a big off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Flavors is floral, caramel, citrus and pine
A nice hoppy pale ale
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at Beervana. Thin golden amber color, white edge head. Aroma of caramel and straw. Taste is caramel with scant bitterness.