hawthorne00 (2096) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a white head that settles to a coat. Aroma of nectarines, marmalade, lychees. Slightly window-cleanerish. Richer caramel than the old Nirvana, similar tropical and stone fruits, a little more bitterness. Like it a little less than Nirvana when it was in good nick, but does what it says on the tin.
Brenhophead (473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 I’m not sure whether they have tweaked the nirvana pale ale recipe or just relabeled the bottle (seems to be more hops aroma and flavour IMO). Alas i digress this is a classic aussie/us pale ale with a nice citrus + spicy aroma that is absolutely wonderful. The citrus/spicy favour does not disappoint and really backs the aroma up with a nice added malt character. This is a champion Aussie beer and i could drink it all night.. its a regular in my fridge cheers Murray...
gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blocky head nice white deep gold pour and aromas strong passionfruit tropical notes citric flavours medium bitter passionfruit a grapefruit forwardness resiny touch spiciness rich sweet toffee maltiness finish strong hop alround rich malt lasting bitter a fair tasting pale
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great looking beer! Hazy golden with a thick white lacing head that lasts. Aroma of caramel, spice and tropical fruits. Lots of flavour of citrus and a long lasting bitter finish. This could nock LCPA of its perch! An excellent Pale Ale.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml from Parkhill cellars. Great beer, very well balanced. Aromas of passionfruit, caramel, and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, cloudy, with a thin head.