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Brewed by The Little Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Craft brewed in the American style using Australian and English malted barley and American Cascade hops. A refreshing ale with a prominent citrus hop note, balanced towards hop flavour and bitterness.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 22, 2009
Very heavy body for the style. Leaning more to the malt spectrum as most aussie micros do. Light hop bite. Solid beer, needs some reworking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2009
Lovely gold/amber color. Long lasting off white head. Big hop aromas in the APA style. Balance pushed to far to the hop bitterness for my liking and I struggle to pick up the more subtle flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2009
Great Copper to amber colour with beige head. Looks and smells enticing. Sweet citrus cascade hop aromas really spicey and delicious mmmmmmmm. Some caramel and coffee at the start then the citrus hops then a well rounded bitterness. All works well together and crafted extremely well. A top effort.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenbeer (46) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2009
Good beer. Plenty of hops on the nose... cascade I believe. Nice bitter feel in the mouth with some caramel malt for good measure. Very enjoyable but not sensational... apparently I only just missed trying it on tap, something which I was assured was better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2009
First impression on opening, getting hit by cascade. Looks great in the glass; deep amber with creamy, persitant off white head. Cascade and caramel. Didn’t notice the ABV. Good body, i really liked this one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros (1994) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2009
Vibrant caramel pour with a reasonably sized head that receded rather quickly. Cascade hops are very prominent in the aroma, very green, citrusy and grassy. Malt is definitely not forgotten, quite sweet and clean, with some hints of caramel, and unfortunately, some grainy notes. Flavour is hop dominator (that’s what my notes say, perhaps the alcohol is hitting?), again very green, with some of the citrus coming through. Quite a pronounced hoppy bitterness (almost metallic at times, actually) but the finish really seems to be lacking, almost watery. Good carbonation but a little light on for body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2009
Had this one during my holiday in Australia april/may 2009. Orange, amber colored brew. Hoppy, honey, floral aroma. Hoppy flavor, citric. Nice hopbitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2009
Draught at Platform Bar, Brisbane. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel and hop notes of citrus, peach and apricot. The flavour is caramel malt, citrus and stone fruit. Medium bodied with a dry and bitter finish. A good APA.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2009
on tap at the local taphouse, sydney. amber with off white head. citrus hoppiness on the nose. Follows through to flavor with a bisquity nuttyness and slight diacetyl. nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1045) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2009
Toffee and biscuits and a underlying grippy grain with a bit of citrus. Long on the palate with plenty of depth. Nice ABV balance. An excellent small batch brew.


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