Brewed by Nail Brewing Australia
Style: English Pale Ale
Bassendean, WA, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
This full mash Australian pale ale from Perth’s Nail Brewing uses Crystal malt and Pride of Ringwood hops and came to us highly regarded by those who’d samples it from the pint glass as a draught. Rightly so too, Bursting with coppery hues in the glass, it goes hammer and tongs from the get-go with big lemon and lime wafts nicely anchored with some malt ballast.

The only Australian Pale ale to win gold at the AIBA 2009.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crippledbrewer (45) - - FEB 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hop_Hedonist (475) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Hazy amber, aroma is a bit toasty, w mild malts. Earthy/crackery character. Well-made and well-balanced beer if lacking in hop brightness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grainmerchant (11) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
On Tap at Clancys Fremantle Moderate bitterness, slightly cloudy and not huge aromatics. A good example of a style of beer that does not need to knock your head off. A good entry into craft beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1560) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2013
Poured a cloudy honey amber colour due to yeast sediment in the bottle. Had a few white bubbles for a head and laced very poorly. No visible carbonation. Aroma subtly of malt and yeast. Taste initially very sweet malt followed by a very slight bitterness - no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth dry very slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (1031) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Orange gold with a thin white head. Malty aroma with mild citrus. Pretty mild flavour too - similar malty taste with a little citrus and light bitterness. Not anything amazing but very easy to drink and pretty pleasant

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
I was really looking forward to this beer, however, it was really boring. No real hop presence and a little watery. Would like to see if it is better on draught- Maybe a bad bottle?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
orange, hazy, white foam, citrus, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation. A good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a golden orange with 2cm of fading head. Not a big aroma, slight floral and citrus hops with a touch of biscuit sweetness. Flavour was still pretty quiet, hoppy citrus and biscuit malt once again. Okay body and bitterness, nothing amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from mane liquor. Cloudy golden pour with small white head. Nose isn't overly huge but some citrus, yeast and malts in there. More citrus coming through in the taste. No really massive hop bitterness. Great session beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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