davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Tap. This is a great APA. Aromas of grass, and grain. Flavour is long-lasting, and predominantly bitter. Velvety in the palate, and medium-bodied. Amber colour, with a creamy long-lasting head. mickmac (485) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a small average white head over a cloudy red gold body. Aroma of grapefruit and passionfruit. Subdued/modest piney-citrus taste. A full bodied-oily mouthfeel. donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2009
Pours hazy golden, white head. Nice fresh hop aroma - citrusy lemon.hawthorne00 (3906) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2009
The flavour follows suit with a clean body and zesty hops. A very to-style APA: tasty and refreshing.
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2015 [11/09] Bottle. Pretty cloudy pour with visible sediment. Orange, large off-white head that fades. Grassy hops and cantaloupe nose with some dusty sweetshop aromas. Big late-hopping attack, followed by fruits. Not quite enough malt for balance and slightly bubbly mouthfeel. Could use a little more bitterness at the end, too. But nice stuff - it seems like an expression of the style rather than something that’s been tinkered about with to get a result. [3.3] BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2009
[12/11] Growler. Nice aromatic hops, but less to back it up. Mango, guava, oranges, again dusty, again could use a little more bitterness. Refreshing.
[12/15] Bottle, from their Advent calendar. Melon, mandarins, mango, spices. Not sure there’s any more bitterness than before but it’s cleaner and maybe a little drier at the end - which kind of comes to the same thing. [3.5]
Bottle. Hazy golden orange body with a bubbly white head that quickly disappears. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of pineapple, melon, peach, passionfruit and caramel. Flavour is a little sweet and has lots of resiny hops as well as notes of citrus, caramel and stonefruit. Highly carbonated, medium to light body and a nice bitter finish; this is a nice beer, a bit rough around the edges, but overall quite pleasant and refreshing.
Nicko (223) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2009
Really overcarbonated bottle, it’s been in the fridge undisturbed for a week and frothed out everywhere on opening. Now my kitchen table smells like pineapple. Big amarillo aroma, something not quite right in flavour. A little inky newspaper in the finish. Another aussie APA that you’d only want one or two of; unbalanced and overly sweet. Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2009
Hazy gold pour with a long-lasting head.
Aroma is very malty with toffee, honey and resinous and peachy hops. Very appetising!
The flavours are less impressive, there’s some nice toffee notes but the hop character is unpleasant and slightly metallic.
A little thin, especially seeing how malty this is. BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2009
Stubbie. Over carbed? This bottle forthed over for ages upon opening. Had been sitting in an esky for quite a while so i dont think it was shaken up. Anyway... Hop aroma is fruit and melon but not that potent compared to the US pale ales enjoyed the same night. Medium bodied mouthfeel and good hop bitterness. For some reason to me it always seems as though Australian versions of the US style are underwhelming. They never have the richness on the palate or the hop explosion. Are Aussie brewers to scared to brew this for Aussie drinkers? Dunno... nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a large and lively white head that lasted nicely. A good malt driven backbone with tropical fruit, passionfruit, grape and some caramel sweetness. Earthy notes come through at the end as well. Very well balanced. Quite an interesting flavour that results in a tasty APA. Another solid beer from Bridge Road. jonno (2756) - JAPAN - SEP 22, 2009
Good body, nice mouthfeel and decent hoppy finish. All in all a good, solid APA. There are a few better versions of the style in Australia, but this is still pretty good.