Rob_D_UK (598) - 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.
Choos (562) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: malty and a bit of greenery giving way to caramel
App : hazy orange brown with a fluffy white head
Flavour: light malt, good zesty hop character
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imaragingbull (558) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours hazy orange amber with big tight off white head. Aromas of caramel, pasionfruit, citrus and tropical fruit salad. Nice caramel overtones among the hop aromas. Medium-light body - munich malts, caramel, biscuit among a citrusy tropical fruit. Balanced finish with a nice bitterness and a semi dry sweetness.
GoufCustom (558) - 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!
Bygers (556) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma of citrus. Taste of citrus and fruit with low bitterness and slight honey in the after taste.
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BarossaLuke (536) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I hadnít seen this beer from Murrays before, but iíve always been impressed by their beers so I picked a bottle up. Definitely not dissapointed. The beer has a big fruit driven hop aroma with a great US pale ale type nose. plenty of hop flavour as well, I hope that this beer is a regular and will be available widely as I may have found my new go to beer.
Brenhophead (510) - 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...
bmeup (498) - 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.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light copper colour with a small white head that lays a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma of american hops; passion fruit, grapes and some grass. Flavour is really piney at first, then some light caramel and some light citric tones. Quite a lot of peach also. Some sourness in there aswell, but not that much. Quite bitter aftertaste. Medium body with a sticky carbonation anf a really dry palate. A good beer indeed.
Jado (422) - 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.