Muggus69 (2438) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
This beer has replaced Murrays Nirvana PA. Such a joy to be able to get $4.30 schooners of it at my local bowls club!
Clean golden body, fluffy white head.
Aroma bursting full of tropical and citrus fruit hops; guava, grapefruit, bit of leafy resin, and light malt caramels.
Medium-to-full body, good carbonation, slick texture to it.
Plenty of fruity hop on the body with a genuine malt sweetness that gives the palate some nice weight. Solid bitterness to finish lingers.
Truely one of the great Australian APAs, be hard to go past compared to others. Bif (2237) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
pours a hazy copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt and mild caramel sweetness. Has a mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body smooth with an interseting character and a nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer, worth checking out. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle 330ml from Parkhill cellars. Great beer, very well balanced. Aromas of passionfruit, caramel, and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, cloudy, with a thin head. sm89walt (2064) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Poured a clear, effervescent golden amber with a tall, frothy, lacing and mostly lasting white head. Bold and spicy citrus-styled hops with a vibrant tropical edge on the nose. Flavours of tangerine and mango with biscuity pale malts, nutty yeast, earth and then a lemon rind, marmalade bitterness to close. A slightly perfumed then toasty aftertaste. Medium-ish body, firm and dry mouthfeel, medium carbonation and finishing with a protracted pithy zest in the finish. Nice enough as a pale ale being fresh and crisp but I was particularly enamoured of the yeasty peculiarities in evidence. Stew41 (2021) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 28, 2012
Very impressed with this. Like a stripped back Nirvana with dry structure and amazing herbal and nettle driven hops. Low malt impact, or at least subtle to my tastes. Hints of tropical fruit sweetness in the very back palate. It’s beers like this that serve as a very clear reminder that the beer geek needs to ease off on the bigger / whacky is better and instead focus on and encourage well crafted and super drinkable classics.
StevieT (2000) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
Spicy hops aroma, malt flavours, smooth, refreshing with a mild bitterness. I like it, drink it cold. GoufCustom (1980) - HONG KONG - OCT 7, 2013
Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Looks: Cloudy hazy golden amber colour with traces of dirt like yeast sediments. One finger head and white foam which last for 2 minutes. Very good sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant nose of sweet ale malt, with fresh grapefruit, orange blossoms, molasses, canned peaches, pine cone, hint of chocolate, and faint grass.
Taste: Light sweet and refreshing ale malt, with pomelo, grapefruit, light peaches, pine, yeast, strong lime and strong grass.
Body: Medium, with thick and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: dominated by refreshing pomelo - more so than the usual grapefruit - in a thick oozy rasiny background. I’m in a treat! Complemented with piney, slightly yeasty and good lime. Very enjoyable!
Hoppiness: refreshing citrus, grapefruits, orange blossoms, and pine cones in nose and taste, and a moderate to low touch of bitterness for a low-key finish.
After Taste: Slightly dry, very easy and fruity to mouth.
Comments:This is one very enjoyable APA, its genius use of the fruity Motueka and Pacifica hops brings a refreshing, piney, fruity and oozy nose and taste to a wholesome body. Drinking this is a pure joy. Highly recommended, of course!
Pours a yellow colour with a very tall frothy white head. Aroma is sweet, citrusy fruits and some spices. Taste is also sweet citrus with some light biscuit, toffee and caramel notes leading to a subtle, well balanced bitter finish. Good job! KeefOz (1824) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
Poured a translucent honey amber colour with a two-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly but laced well. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of malt and sweet hops. Taste had faint malt but dominated a bit by hops which gave a mild bitterness. Medium body. Medium length slightly bitter finish but quite a good beer. beer-yum (1656) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2016 Tropical aroma in a golden amber pour. Light, crisp, clean body with a restrained bitter finish. Nice, but nothing special.