highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2009
Best breasts on a beer label. There’s a concept for the next RateBeer annual awards. Off the top of my head, I can think of contenders from Cantillon, Amarcord and whoever makes that crappy Belgian lager with the scratch-off bikini. This South Australian APA is another, albeit a notably tasteful and discrete entry: two nude maidens diving in side profile. It’s the kind of images that accompany James Bond theme tunes. It’s not as striking as the label for their Ace of Spades stout but I wouldn’t mind the maiden’s phone number. The beer’s pretty tasty, too. It’s a hazy bronze with a short but enduring cap of suds and a nice ripe aroma of peaches, lychee, caramalt and a nose-prickling gingery note. Creamy palate with some early spritz fading to a soft finish. A little indistinct in flavour profile after that promising start. Some toffee malts and sour summer fruits. Quite a phlegmy, bitter finish. A solid APA and very sessionable. Is this the best brewer in South Australia? (330ml bottle from Platinum Liquor) TimE (6130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2009
Light amber color. Minerally nose with a touch of apples. The mouth is decidedly hop accent with little malt backbone. Apples. Straight forward bitter finish. Simple, but decent. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pretty surprised with this one. Pours a cloudy orange with quite a big fluffy white head. Aroma brings out sweet caramel malts and some piney hops. There is a slight musky aroma in there as well but it isn’t entirely off putting like most. Plenty of piney hops in the taste with additions of citrus and grass. Good brew Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 Poured hazy amber tending copper. Substantial off white head that dissapates quite quickly. Aromas are really appealing! Sweet malt present with apricot and some citrus fruit. Palate shows more of the same, sweet confectionary-like apricot and grapefruit but thats about it. Finishes short, without any substantial bitterness to balance the sweetness. With a bit of tinkering this could be a cracker! mkel07 (6385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2010
330ml bottle. Looks great when poured with a nice tidy off white head sitting above a hazy apricot coloured body. Citrus and flowering rose aromas come through at first. Flavour lets it down a little as it is not quite as strong or flavoursome as other American Pale Ales, but overall not a bad effort.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2010
golden, not much head. aroma and flavour of sweet chewy malt and tropical fruits: mandarins, mango, orange, pinapple maybe. pretty tasty and refreshing. Maris (1586) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 16/8/2011. Pours a clear golden/copper with a big head.Has a slight grassy, fruity aroma. Flavour wise, there is a touch of sweet fruit (particularly citrus) but the main feature is a quite assertive, almost tangy and very long bitterness. This is more an English pale in my view, and quite a decent one. M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
a good pale ale, nothing exceptional but not too bad. Brewboys have never really been my favourite brewer Dredd (972) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2009
sweet fruity apricot aroma with some hoppy undertones, deep orange/amber colour with nice white head. Flavour is a mix of citrus and apricot fruit with a bit of a hole in the mid palate and short finish. Good, but room for improvement. Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2009
Caramel pour with a lasting small head.
Lots of c-hops in the aroma, presumably from intense dry-hopping. Some grapefruit and floral notes but mainly dominated by pure fresh hops aroma.
Clean sweet malt first up upon tasting followed by more fresh hop flavour and a hint of grainy malt.
Too much carbonation.