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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigMouth (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2007
Heres a beer that tasts better in the bottle. Easy drinking with smooth clean fresh taste. Has citrus touch. Only negative is it lacks aroma and is hard to find. Easier to get on tap? GREAT BEER.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveWood (11) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2003
One of the few microbrewery beers that has good flavour for a couple and the drinkability for a few more. Fairly bitter but came across more harsh due to POR? Best Ale on West.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerJohn (10) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2003
Clear filtered copper Pale Ale. Nice fresh hoppy aroma with short white foam head. Malty crystal caramel flavours with well balanced medium bitterness. Good quality session beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2009
A good Australian Pale Ale (not Amercan). Many beers in the world with stronger flavours, but this is a beer you can enjoy and drink a lot of and still enjoy. While Coopers has moved more mainstream Nail has moved to bottled conditioned quality. Correct to all style definitions of a great Australian Pale Ale. I favour it because I drink a lot of it.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PintTester (11) - USA - APR 13, 2005
The first time I had their beer I loved the stout and not the ale. The last time there was no stout and the Ale was a treat. They must have cleaned the line. This was a mixture between Little Creatures with some citrus and the old swan pale ale. It was fantastic except on first mouth feel it was a bit harsh and clingy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hank37 (167) - 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.

3.8
   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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hop_Hedonist (313) - 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.

3.6
   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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (154) - - MAY 23, 2015
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!


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