drjoeng (77) - - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4.7%ABV. Australian Pale Ale.
The nose is full of hearty yeasty flavor notes that come across as umami.
It pours with a nice thin soapy head with an invitingly golden color coming in at about 10-12ºSRM. Reminiscent of a Welch’s Golden Grape Juice.
The mouthfeel is soapy and a little more viscid than appearances would suggest.
There are broad, consistently herbaceous bitter hops all the way. The flavor reminds me of the tail end of a mouthful of plain boiled spinach, except that this description makes it sound nasty when it clearly is not. Hyssop also comes to mind.
You might consider the brewing a little heavy handed until you realize the big, sweaty, hairy chest of the malty body pressing up against you and you welcome the breath of fresh air that those wonderfully bitter bitter bitter hops let you have. Nicely done, Nail Brewing!!
Goes on favorites list!
Jimthechap (1997) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with some haze and an ugly, coarse coating of greyish white head. The aroma is of juicy orange and tangy malt, but could be a little more forthcoming. The flavour has no such reservations. It is like taking a bite of a hard orange candy without the cry of pain as you shatter one of your molars. It is citrus all over with some floral character to set it off nicely with some bitterness. It is a tangy wee monster with piquant, punchy carbonation. I would happily grab a second if it came along... which here’s hoping it does.
ronthechef (17) - - FEB 5, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Why hasn't anyone mentioned clove , way to carbonated and taste like a watered down Belgian beer which upsets me .doesn't have the sweetness Fortunatly to authentic this as Belgian or the heat . It's a half cast what ever nice colour though.
hank37 (160) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The quintessential aussie pale ale. Not much on the nose, a touch of breadiness maybe. Big malt hit with perfect subtle bitterness to round out. Lowish carbonation. A real quaffer to enjoy in the aussie sun.
Lobedogg (2) - - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer for the style. Would drink this over Coopers any day. Solid Pride of Ringwood pale. Well carbed, low on aroma, bit of malt and an easy quaffer
VinegarStroke (323) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 6/12: Bottle: Clear, copper colored, medium light head and lace. Apricot and malt aromas. Off dry, not sour and bitter. Malt driven. Certainly closer to English style than American. Solid but lacking personality and finish.
Malt and bitter
bgb1991 (127) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Put simply, way too fizzy. Absolutely wrecks the beer. Not a very nice aroma either. Crisp though.
hawthorne00 (2731) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 10C. Cloudy pale amber with a white head. Aroma of lime leaf, weeds, biscuit. Light bodied, too fizzy. Sweet biscuit, moderate bitterness, really pretty dry at the end. Very Australian lime/ grass/ weeds. Old fashioned but good.
crippledbrewer (45) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a burnt orange colour with LOTS of carbonation leading to a massive rocky head that lingers for ages. I mean this head is so big that I felt like a little kid eating canned cream, I got it everywhere and it was great! Once the head was out of the way I could finally smell the beer and I was not impressed with the restrained hop aroma but it is classified as an English Pale Ale and I am a hop head. The taste was much more my style, it starts with a burst of citrus hops that is followed by a biscuity malt profile and finishes with a piney bitterness that is refreshing and quenching. The beer has a high amount of carbonation with a medium to light body and is very refreshing in the Aussie summer.
Hop_Hedonist (308) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Meh - can’t understand why this gets good press - just a bit boring - nice biscuit malt - light bodied kinda watery but thirst quenching like lager (it’s hot so I ain’t complaining) - just not enough hops for me - am not an English PA guy.