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Brewed by Arctic Fox
Style: American Pale Ale
Rowville, Australia

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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The Arctic Fox American Pale Ale is all about the hops. First we add some hops, then more hops, even more hops, and finally extra hops.

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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1438) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 16/5/2010. Has a fantastic, powerful aroma - stonefruits, passionfruit and some peach. Tastes extremely big for a beer which is only 4.7%. Lots of different flavours are evident. Sweet, fruity and malty, with a long, very assertive hop kick, which is almost peppery. Would probably be even better it the finish was just a touch more subdued. However, this is an excellent APA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dervock (1144) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle - pours murky orange with a big frothy head. Marmalade orange hops, malt and a bit of fruit. Taste is malty up front then a dry fruity citrus finish. Fizzy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (1118) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2016
Cloudy orange pour with a massive frothy pale orange head. Marmaladey, malty, grassy aromas. Taste is sweet malt, orange, and a bit of bitterness, nothing too complicated but pretty drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark copperish brown with smallish tan coloured head. Nice lacing as it falls away. Aromas are a little subdued to me though US hop aromas do come through. Grapefruit, lychee and perhaps some passionfruit. Some malt sweetness is also apparent in the background. Nice but not as apparent as I would like. Flavours are initially caramel sweetness and some of the fruit. Hop bitterness comes through on the end and whilst not overly assertive it is certainly there never the less. Not too bad but for me some more up front hop aromas would be good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle. Clear brownish amber pour with a creamy beige head that lasts a while and leaves a lot of lace. Quite hoppy on the nose with lots of citrus and tropical fruits as well as some caramel. Flavour is pretty similar; orange, apricot, passionfruit, lychee and caramel notes all stand out. Light, slightly creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a long bitter finish. Pretty good Australian APA but slightly unbalanced: could be a little more full-bodied and the fruitiness tends to overshadow everything else. Having said that its still a nice brew and very easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (854) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle from Slowbeer (March 2015). Dirty amber/orange, cream coloured head, grassy aroma and bitterness, pine, grapefruit, quite thin body, some malt sweetness, medium bitterness. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2011
Pours a dark amber colour with big head and an aroma similar to murrays pale ale. Flavour is also very similar it tastes like a tweaked recipes. This is a very nice beer i enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bendybenbeer (39) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2010
Quite a nice looking beer... Nice off white head, although that settles to a thin line quite quickly. Aroma seems a little muddled... I get some lychee, grass, pine, pawpaw...sort of like a fruit salad. But I also get some fusels.... Palate is a little thin, but nice mouthfeel. Bitterness is a little harsh, but not all that bad... Carbonation is nice, and overall, pretty good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmmarshall (15) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2013
Nice malt back bone. Balanced bitterness for an APA. Hints of pine and fruit. Good aroma. Good session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmustang2 (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
Found this American Pale in my local bottlo, and really enjoyed it. New release as they are new owners. I had it before and thought it needed some tweaking. Nice pour of a copper/amber body with off white head that slowly dissipates, First thing that hits you is the citrus aroma of the hops, and there are plenty in this. The body is still light, but nicely balanced. Easy drinking for what smells more like an IPA.


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