Brewed by Nail Brewing Australia
Style: English Pale Ale
Bassendean, WA, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
This full mash Australian pale ale from Perth’s Nail Brewing uses Crystal malt and Pride of Ringwood hops and came to us highly regarded by those who’d samples it from the pint glass as a draught. Rightly so too, Bursting with coppery hues in the glass, it goes hammer and tongs from the get-go with big lemon and lime wafts nicely anchored with some malt ballast.

The only Australian Pale ale to win gold at the AIBA 2009.

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bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
Put simply, way too fizzy. Absolutely wrecks the beer. Not a very nice aroma either. Crisp though.

hawthorne00 (4065) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle, 10C. Cloudy pale amber with a white head. Aroma of lime leaf, weeds, biscuit. Light bodied, too fizzy. Sweet biscuit, moderate bitterness, really pretty dry at the end. Very Australian lime/ grass/ weeds. Old fashioned but good.

crippledbrewer (45) - - FEB 28, 2014
It pours a burnt orange colour with LOTS of carbonation leading to a massive rocky head that lingers for ages. I mean this head is so big that I felt like a little kid eating canned cream, I got it everywhere and it was great! Once the head was out of the way I could finally smell the beer and I was not impressed with the restrained hop aroma but it is classified as an English Pale Ale and I am a hop head. The taste was much more my style, it starts with a burst of citrus hops that is followed by a biscuity malt profile and finishes with a piney bitterness that is refreshing and quenching. The beer has a high amount of carbonation with a medium to light body and is very refreshing in the Aussie summer.

Hop_Hedonist (625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
Meh - can’t understand why this gets good press - just a bit boring - nice biscuit malt - light bodied kinda watery but thirst quenching like lager (it’s hot so I ain’t complaining) - just not enough hops for me - am not an English PA guy.

Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Hazy amber, aroma is a bit toasty, w mild malts. Earthy/crackery character. Well-made and well-balanced beer if lacking in hop brightness.

grainmerchant (11) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
On Tap at Clancys Fremantle Moderate bitterness, slightly cloudy and not huge aromatics. A good example of a style of beer that does not need to knock your head off. A good entry into craft beer

KeefOz (1890) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2013
Poured a cloudy honey amber colour due to yeast sediment in the bottle. Had a few white bubbles for a head and laced very poorly. No visible carbonation. Aroma subtly of malt and yeast. Taste initially very sweet malt followed by a very slight bitterness - no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth dry very slightly bitter finish.

varanid99 (1315) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2013
Orange gold with a thin white head. Malty aroma with mild citrus. Pretty mild flavour too - similar malty taste with a little citrus and light bitterness. Not anything amazing but very easy to drink and pretty pleasant

pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
I was really looking forward to this beer, however, it was really boring. No real hop presence and a little watery. Would like to see if it is better on draught- Maybe a bad bottle?

jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
orange, hazy, white foam, citrus, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation. A good session beer.

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