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.
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 Iím 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...
Rob_D_UK (443) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought from the brewery in a 1.89L growler and consumed at home. Pours a clear amber colour with a white head. Strong citrus aroma and very pleasant hop taste with a hint of citrus.
GoufCustom (405) - HONG KONG - OCT 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Looks: Cloudy hazy golden amber colour with traces of dirt like yeast sediments. One finger head and white foam which last for 2 minutes. Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant nose of sweet ale malt, with fresh grapefruit, orange blossoms, molasses, canned peaches, pine cone, hint of chocolate, and faint grass.
Taste: Light sweet and refreshing ale malt, with pomelo, grapefruit, light peaches, pine, yeast, strong lime and strong grass.
Body: Medium, with thick and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: dominated by refreshing pomelo - more so than the usual grapefruit - in a thick oozy rasiny background. Iím in a treat! Complemented with piney, slightly yeasty and good lime. Very enjoyable!
Hoppiness: refreshing citrus, grapefruits, orange blossoms, and pine cones in nose and taste, and a moderate to low touch of bitterness for a low-key finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry, very easy and fruity to mouth.
Comments:This is one very enjoyable APA, its genius use of the fruity Motueka and Pacifica hops brings a refreshing, piney, fruity and oozy nose and taste to a wholesome body. Drinking this is a pure joy. Highly recommended, of course!
Jado (389) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There?s a lot of carbonation on the pour, which lifts the aromas of pine and grsss. Looks pretty good with a cloudy amber body topped with a solid white head. Taste is a nice blend of biscuit malt and fresh hops. The hops tend to take over on the palate, and this is probably a bit more aggressively hopped than many similar Aussie APAs with resin notes coming through. Finishes crips and dry. Good beer.
pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 This was an over carbonated and insipid APA. You are so distracted by the fizz that you cannot appreciate the flavours. I was very disappointed!!
varanid99 (345) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with thin but dense off white head. Fruity, hoppy, (peachy?) aroma. Citrus and peppery hit at the start, a bit of caramel, not overly bitter but a good finish.
Westkyoto77 (336) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Wasnít sure if a hybrid pale ale would be any good, but they managed to pull this one off. Lively but not over done aromas of hops and citrus. Quite sweet palate of caramel, malt and fruit. Went down well with my burger.
Gramoit (331) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden colour with a very hoppy aroma. Very tasty and dominated by the hops with a little honey. Angry manís pale ale ( formally nirvana) is a very good beer all year round ( especially in summer) and is a great sessional beer
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy golden from the bottle with a massive head like a weizen beer. This beer is over carbonated by a country mile for a pale ale all this does is hide the wonderful flavours the brewer intended for us. It shows some hop, clove and citrus like aroma and some nice malt and hop flavours that are clean tasting and resonably fresh. It finishes quite well.