Brewed by The Australian Hotel and Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Rouse Hill, Australia


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Inspired by the hop crazy Americans and their quest for ever bigger and hoppier beers, this medium bodied amber ale has large amounts of hops added at every conceivable point of the brewing process. The Extra Hoppy Ale is a striking mix of American hop character with peppery citrus and spice in abundance, a medium biscuity body and bitterness aplenty.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, - JAN 21, 2014
May have been a problem batch. Signs of autolysis/yeast stress in the aroma. Pity because there was a lot to like if you could get beyond that. Copper with a lavish centimetre of foam showing good length. The herbal aroma is marred by a burnt rubber taint, as if you were sniffing a bottle of Orval that had been run over repeatedly by a car doing doughnuts. Nice chewy body. Toffee malts and spiced apples. Some passionfruit and grapefruit from Pacific NW hops. Definite potential if they sort out the brewing issue. (Wentworth Falls bottlo)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TedE (1143) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
355ml can into glass. Subdued hop nose, even a little malt present. Looks great, deep bronze beer with solid two finger white head. Light but steady carbonation. Good body, slight zing. Excellent malt taste with citric hop finish. Wow, this is good. Not trying to be an American Pale Ale (as I thought) but more a souped-up ESB. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (1144) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
Can - pours Amber with a big dense white head. Floral, soapy and a hint of caramel malt. Sweet caramel malt, tempered by a dry hop finish...does what it says on the tin! Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 On tap at the durham. pours amber. big hop aroma and flavour with little of the malt sweetness or caramel that I like to get in an amber. its amber in colour but more of a hoppy pale ale in flavour. Nice anyway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1438) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2015
From a 355ml bottle on 10/4/2015. Pours a clear medium amber with a small head. Has a nice floral, fruity hoppy aroma. In the mouth, it features some biscuity and caramel malt, a good dash of citrus fruit, some spices, and a nice big lingering hop kick. Medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. This is a very nice brew - imo, much better than the ratings to date suggest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2015
Try Bru can(5-Apr-2015)Light sweet malt spice aroma.Clear amber colour,low head&suds lace.Spice fruit malt flavour.Bitter herbal malt finish&malt herbal aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1863) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2015
Hop soapy herbal malt aroma. Clear deep Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt herbal spice flavour. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (3707) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
Can. Clear amber with an off white head. Gentle aroma of caramel, grapefruit, some pine and spices. Sweet caramel, some soapy notes, grapefruit and spices. Moderate bitterness struggles through the sweetness. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8512) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 16, 2014
Can at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a crystal clear medium amber with a frothy white head and a little lace. The aroma is woody resin light metallic hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a sharp resin hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1366) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
(Can) Clear reddish brown / dark amber with little loose head. Pleasant aroma with citrus and pine hop and some pepper spice. Medium body with reasonable carbonation. Toffee sweetness at the start with some balancing citrus, however hops quickly dominate right through to a decent long bitter finish. Overall pretty good, but seemed to lack some clarity or crispness to the hop flavours (or maybe I am being influenced by the fact it came in a can).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5503) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
Can at Scratch Bar 280814. Pours a very dark amber almost copper red colour with a good layer of foam. There is some malt in the aroma but thats where it ends. Quite an unusual flavour with a big hit of spice. Full in the mouth with a long lasting finish.

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