john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017 imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours near clear light hazed orange gold with off white head. Caramel malt toffee, light butterscotch, floral herbal hop aromas, grainy, mineral earthen yeast character. Light medium body, nice toffee notes balanced on a floral herbal hop character. Finishes grainy lightly bitter and satisfying lightly sweet.
Cask Half Pint at White Horse, Parsons Green, London in Oct 2010 - Amber Gold in colour. Fruity; citrus orange. Hoppy; floral hops. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Easy drinking. (2010-10)
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2015
It’s a great pale ale that’s leaning more to a brown ale than an ipa, very good. TedE (1332) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Excellent toffee malt nose, inviting. Bronze beer with solid white head. A few small bubbles. Mineral water freshness followed by caramel and banana. Late late bitterness. Really really good. RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
easy drinking english pale ale with low-mild bitterness. mild fruity esters and hops. not too bad. varanid99 (1218) - AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2015
Copper pour with a thin white head. Not much smell, a little fruit and bread. Taste is very malty, toffee, dry, bitter finish.
Morboso (146) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2015
Not much aroma to speak of, an even balance of bitterness and malt from start to finish. Some spice as well. Pretty good. monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Pours clear amber color with a medium head. Decent malt body with a bitter, dry finish. English style ale. Good carbonation. missing a bit the hops aroma. Illywhacker (12) - - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Hazy light copper, thin white head. Dead-ish nose with metal-vanilla-bread amoras. Yeasty esters dominate the front with some fresh biscuit malt underneath. Bitter the way through. No-frills golden syrup and iron flavours lead to a short, bitter, metallic finish. Fruitiness is from high ferment temps rather than any sort of American hop schedule.
Look, it might sound pretty awful from the description above but this is not trying to be an APA. The Australian Pale Ale genre might be fraught with plain old awful beers and lawnmowing relief that tastes like 2-stroke, but this is an interesting take. Is quaffing American IPAs rammed with dry-hopped cascade all there is to it? There’s room enough for this style and this beer. orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours slightly murky amber with thin white head. Aroma is mainly crystal malt and some herbal hops. A slightly fruity aroma possibly from yeast seems to be characteristic of all Grand Ridge beers. Taste is balanced but unremarkable. A bit on the sweet side with little hop flavour, which is not helped by under-carbonation. Finish lingers slightly with malt sweetness. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice honey aroma. Light brown to dark golden colour with good head. Very bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation.