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Brewed by Riverside Brewing Company (NSW)
Style: American Pale Ale
Parramatta, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fifty Five Pale Ale displays a deep amber colour along with an alluring full-bodied, complex character. We add truckloads of American cascade hops late in the brewing process giving the Fifty Five its classic bouquet and spicy flavour.
Fifty Five Pale Ale is unfiltered and bottle conditioned for maximum taste and enjoyment.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fletchfighters (1407) - - NOV 9, 2012
dark orange brown color. One finger of off white head that falls to a thin collar. Earthy orange and grapefruit and orange nose with a good Carmel backbone Thin taste but a good amount of earthy hops. Orange, pine and grapefruit Grtty earthy feel to this. Would think simoce with how pungent it is. More like a Eastern US APA.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (621) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2016
Bottle. Pale gold with an orange hue and thin white head. Aromas of pineapple, lemon blossom, stone fruit, touch of grapefruit pith and biscuity malt. Spicy hops, moderate bitterness and balancing malt sweetness, leading to a refreshing beer that begs you to have another.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
Hazy light amber. Thin head. Earthy cascade, lightly piney with biscuity amber malts. Similar palate. Old fashioned but it’s fresh and that helps it out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (973) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle - pours dark copper with lacy white head. Resin hop, caramel and tropical fruit. Taste is hop up front the a lingering bitter hop finish. Medium palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2015
Draught on October 17, 2015, at The Australian 11th Annual Beer Festival.
Light hazy golden to amber color, off-white to yellow head. Malty, light herbal scent. Malty, bitter taste. Fruity, bitter, biscuit aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (987) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2015
Sampler @ The Australian. Cloudy amber beer with solid white head. Subtle hop nose, some caramel. Fruity, dry, a little hoppy. Nice balance with the malt showing through. Another good beer from these guys.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (593) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2015
Amber, fine off white head. Nose is toasted malt, orange, grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit, lemon, orange, biscuits malt. Light body, great balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 13/9/2015. Pours a cloudy deep golden/light amber with a biggish head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is fruity and honeyed. Take a sip and there’s oodles of fruit (orange, peach), sweet biscuity malt and some spicy, herbal, lingering hops. Has a fullish body and medium to lively carbonation. Just a very, really nicely balanced APA from an Aussie brewery which continues to really impress me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2015
Poured a clouded dark amber with a one-finger off-white foamy head that retained OK and laced well. Carbonation moderate to high with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma nicely of fruit (citrus/grapefruit, tropical fruits) plus a sweet malt. Taste of grapefruits and hints of passionfruit with a moderately strong hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Crisp and slightly dry with a lingering bitterness on the finish. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (789) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
33cl bottle at China Doll, Wooloomooloo, Sydney on 09/07/15. Clear amber in colour with a thick white head. A heavy floral pine aroma, with some citrus and tropical fruit. Medium body and carbonation. A lovely fruity flavour, with grapefruit, passionfruit, caramel and floral hops. The sweet fruit flavour ends with a bittersweet malt finish. A really good ale from a local Sydney based brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (609) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
Very nice clear amber appearance with small head. Lots of resin, pine, grass, passionfruit, a little grapefruit in the aroma - very juicy. The taste is also more than adequate - passionfruit, paw paw/papaya, lemon, grapefruit. Very clean and nice long dry finish.


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