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

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 (1028) - - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3159) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
Block size off white head misty amber pour medium carbonation aromas citrus caramel some other fruits the flavours sweet earthy spicy citrus stone fruit medium bitter grassy bright the finish good on the palate sharp hops malt strong bitter would do a session on it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (473) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from Beer Cartel. Slightly hazy orange/amber, tight lasting white head, citrus (grapefruit, oranges), toffee-like malt, sweet caramel, medium body, nice mild bitter finish. A nice, easy drinking APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2989) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle cheers to Owen. Quite a good all rounder. Nothing to write home about but very solid in all aspects and has great balance. Nice quaffer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2332) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2013
Pine-needles and stinging nettles drowned in vibrant, ripe and tight citrus and tropical fruit esters is the divinely sultry aroma that wafts from the glass. Radiant deep orange body, well conditioned with a dense, persistent head of foam. Soft and foamy in mouthfeel; well rounded and juicy balanced by a dry, all hop finish. An ample amount of navel orange comes through on the palate, very fresh and tidy. The finish melding the orange with honeydew, pine-needles and a touch of vanilla. Just enough malt to give it depth is quite grainy and gritty. Moderately bitter but this is second fiddle to the fruit that comes through. So juicy. So balanced. So approachable it just warrants cracking more than one. Another fine beer from this brewer. Top stuff!!.(33cL, fresh batch, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (531) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
330mL bottle. Pours light clear amber with an aroma that oozes pale ale awesomeness, sweet grapefruit, slight toffee, sherbert, perfume. Can the aroma be topped by the flavour? Not quite but it comes very close. Lots of grapefruit goodness with a sweet malt backing, very well balanced. I must say that this is probably one of the best Australian pale ales on the market, kudos Riverside.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1253) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2013
Pours a clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, floral notes, spices and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a moderate bitter hop finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle (thanks to MrKennedy). Amber with an inch of white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, mango, pine, pepper. Light bodied. A little caramel sweetness and some peach, earthy and citrus hops, lightly spicy. Moderate bitterness. Maybe a little thin, but refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutnick (440) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
Deep peach look. Big fruity nose. Bitey flavours and palate. Overall, pretty decent bitter styled pale. Look forward to trying more stuff from these guys.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2013
Very much your ’vanilla’ PA; clean, a touch of hop sharpness; easy and appropriate summer drinking. But, ultimately, intensity is lacking. Good beginners style and of course there is a place for these beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3004) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. Great floral hop aroma really fills the nose. Deep amber in colour with a good head that stays around. The flavour is also hop laden and leaves a resinous aftertaste.


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