davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle. Impressive taste. Aroma has grass, pepper, and caramel. Taste has a sweet start, with long-lasting bitterness. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber colour, with a frothy white head. 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. 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 Maris (1498) - 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. mkel07 (5835) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
30ml bottle. Murky and muddy copper dust colour with a tight knit small head. Heavy fruity hop aromas that are inviting and sweet. Very hoppy flavour that hits the mouth full tilt and envelopes all parts. Smooth and enjoyable.
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. Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours dark coppery amber with a large, lasting creamy head.
Aroma shows masses of lychee, kumquat, pine, passionfruit, resin, orange marmalade, fruity confectionery, pineapple, etc, etc. Sweet clean malt is not forgotten; seems to be a nice load of crystal in there.
A fair bit of the fruit transfers through as flavours, along with the sweet clean malt. Finish is quite aggressive (and astringent) with a somewhat harsh bitterness.
Carbonation is a little too high, body slightly light.
The sharp, harsh finish really drags this beer down, that aroma was a stunner though. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2016
The appearance was a burnt orange to amber color, almost brown. Finger’s worth of white foamy head dissipated at a nice pace. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma balances nicely between a dry piney and citrusy (bitter portion) hops to some toffee and caramel malty tones.
The flavor leans crisp malty sweet with a quick bitter hoppiness rolling in for the balance. Sly semi-sweet malty aftertaste rubbing against some hops to lead on into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good for what it is. Mild smoothness.
Overall, pretty good American styled pale ale that I could have again. 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 it’s still a nice brew and very easy to drink. 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.