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Rocks The Hangman Pale Ale

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Brewed by Rocks Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Alexandria, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Rocks Pale Ale is an American Style Pale Ale. Made with American Ale yeast, this extremely flavoursome beer pours a deep gold colour with a tight white head. With big citrus and stone fruit aromas on the nose, the beer is supported with a firm bitterness, solid malt backbone and zingy hop flavour from a mix of cascade and liberty hops thrown late into the kettle. This beer is balanced by using Munich and caramel pils malt to give a full bodied taste lasting. Rocks Pale Ale showcases the best of malt and hop flavours made available to brewers.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Druid (85) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2014
A very nice American style pale ale. This particular serving was on the flat side which detracted from the palate. Overall pretty good and very enjoyable.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mattyhennessy (272) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
Tap. Very sessionable APA. Nose is fruity and sweet, but indicates that there is not a large flavour. Body ostensibly very light, carbonation is medium. While all the citrus, pine and grassy hop flavours are there, it appears there is a shortfall in most of the elements. I would have liked more malt and more hops to make this interesting and memorable. Not a bad beer, but not memorable in the slightest

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1751) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2014
Keg - Pittwater Food and Wine, Mona Vale, Sydney. Poured a slightly hazy deep amber with a small, creamy beige head of good retention. Fragrant hop aromas and fruit characters a la peach and tangerine with a supporting biscuity pale malt sweetness. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a modest length finish that just lacks a little intensity and presence.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (545) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pleasant fruity aroma of stone fruit, crisp clean fruity flavours of the hops with a hint of malt smoothness. Quite a nice drop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (262) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Some passion fruit aroma. Clear amber golden colour with good head. Nicely balanced bitter hop and caramel malt. Crisp finish that begs you to have another mouthful. Light to med body with med carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2014
Another disappointingly muddy and gutless APA. Whatís the point of difference with this from a sales perspective? You can buy Fat Yak for less if this is your thing. I fear for the future of a lot of the new(ish) brewers coming through if all they are going to do is produce blueprints of stuff the majors produce more reliably for less. For Godís sake brew something else. Itís like the lesson of Little Creatures has been forgotten already. The mild peachy aroma tells you not nearly enough hops went into the kettle to produce any excitement. Thereís nothing wrong with how it smells but already Iím downgrading my expectations. Bit thin in the body but the carbonation is good. Malt bill seems a bit light. Hop-wise, itís about 30% short of being interesting. Itís much better than their golden ale but thatís not much of a benchmark. (330ml bottle from Wentworth Falls bottlo)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2014
on tap at the hop factory in newcastle. sure enough, pale and aleish; simple, steady, clean, light bitterness, a bit of a snoozefest

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkMaclean (48) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2014
Pleasant craft pale ale. Serves well from bottle with small head. Nice hop high notes, quaffable but not spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Light amber, light fruity nose, but overripe fruit as well. Light, a bit bland, light hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 1/11/2013. Pours a clear golden with a medium head. Has a slight fruity aroma. The flavour is more distinctive, with quite a bit of fruitiness (particularly stone fruit) with a decent dry bitterness at the back. Has a fullish body and medium carbonation. Not a bad APA.


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