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Brewed by Panhead Custom Ales
Style: American Pale Ale
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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Quickchange XPA is all about putting a big hop engine on a stripped down malt chassis. The delicate colour in the glass barely seems enough to support all those Mosaic, Galaxy and Citra alpha oils with their mango, guava, pineapple and lychee characters, but one sip should clear that misapprehension up.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - FEB 18, 2014
Clean & fresh fruity citrus and pine flavours blend for a refreshing drink screaming to keep drinking it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (582) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cellar online Store (April 2014). Clear gold/amber, off white head, pungent mango, pineapple, passionfruit aromas and flavours, grassy hops, medium sugary sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, bitter finish a bit "hollow", just lacks a bit of body to be a truly exceptional beer (but that’s the style I suppose). Excellent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodies_Best (260) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at Galbaith’s pours golden with fizzled white head. Aroma is of pine nut and herbs. Slightly bitter, easy drinking, well-rounded session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2014
The Local Taphouse ontap(9-Dec-2014)Sweet tropical grass aroma.Amber,good head&fluffy lace.Tropical grass flavour.Hop smooth herbal finish&stale aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alberti92 (34) - - NOV 23, 2014
What a beer! Not what I was expecting. The aroma is tropical fruit and it is much the same on the tongue! Had straight from the bottle so unsure of colour but the hop bitterness lingers and intensifies as the brew gets warmer. Highly under rated and definitely would recommend to any pale fan!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ngejo (378) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Clear, golden, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, lively, & abrupt finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Leonardus (45) - Rolleston, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014
APA? I think more a pilsner . Overly Grassy, hoppy overpowering taste, if you expect a Pale Ale in your glass! Grassy all the way down. Please rename this as a pilsner, as I had been drinking nice PA’s up until tasting this none too inviting grassy ’Pale Ale’.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mkel07 (3736) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from The Wine Emporium 260814. A bit disappointing compared to their other beers I have tried. Looks a little flat in the glass but the flavour is not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2035) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours pale amber with a large white head. Nose shows honey, floral and grassy hops, cereal grains. Quite vibrant. Very similar flavours with more sweet honeya and cerali-like malt before some floral hops enter followed by an assertive bitterness. Carbonation seems a bit full on.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinodrinker (1) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
Super nose of passionfruit, citrus and mango. Really jumps out of the glass. Refreshing, clean and pure.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
Big passion fruit aroma with resin, grass and pine. Silky mouth feel with a big punch of bitterness upfront. The bitterness mellows with some caramel malt sweetness. Good beer.


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