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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: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This full mash Australian pale ale from Perthís Nail Brewing uses Crystal malt and Pride of Ringwood hops and came to us highly regarded by those whoíd 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.

3.8
   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 (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
Meh - canít understand why this gets good press - just a bit boring - nice biscuit malt - light bodied kinda watery but thirst quenching like lager (itís hot so I ainít complaining) - just not enough hops for me - am not an English PA guy.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2384) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2007
One I got onto the moment it hit the taps of Bobby Dazzlerís pub here in Perth some 7 or so years ago. Most know the reason behind it all but disappearing for good, but now it seems full steam ahead again for the Nail with thanks to the lads at Jarrah Jacks. From the bottle, it pours a cloudy, pale, tawny copper with a lot of pent-up, furious carbonation unleashing its vengeance in the form of a massive, dense, snow-white head of foam that lasts ítil empty and laces wickedly. Doughy, yeasty, slightly metallic from the P.O.R hops and echoing toasted grains is the aroma - not unpleasant, just nothing in there that truly shouts out. Pleasant burst of spicy and ripe citrus fruits in the mouth hit dead on and start things off nicely. Subtle tickle of carbonation moves into a smooth backdrop, and on to a firm, smooth, long-lingering finish. Toasted malt and chaff-like notes mid-palate, a little crystal sweetness upfront, some piney notes in back. Bitter and piney on the peak before some dulled down citric notes, more pine and a wee bit of pride finish it off. Could you say it just tastes like naturally brewed beer as if it is any different from other craft brews. Very fresh and raw flavours balance out nicely, it does go down a treat. Not quite what I remember it tasting like, but itís still a charmer of an ale. (33cL, unknown bottle date, Intíl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
orange, hazy, white foam, citrus, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation. A good session beer.

3.5
   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.


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