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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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.

foles' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foles (45) - - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Nail ale is a decent session ale. Typical pride of ringwood firm bitterness, and some fruitiness from the english style yeast - all in balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ronthechef (14) - - FEB 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hank37 (149) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lobedogg (2) - - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (319) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bgb1991 (127) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
Put simply, way too fizzy. Absolutely wrecks the beer. Not a very nice aroma either. Crisp though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2689) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
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.

   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 (299) - 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 (13155) - 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

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