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


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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
foles (45) - - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Nail ale is a decent session ale. Typical pride of ringwood firm bitterness, and some fruitiness from the english style yeast - all in balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

TedE (1480) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2017
375ml can into glass. Bronze beer with bubbly white head which thins out quickly. Nose of cheap malt biscuits and grain. More depth and bitterness in the taste makes this a pleasant refreshing ale. Finish is dry and grainy. Easy drinking.

CurlyJoe (312) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2016 A bit more bite than some other Aussie pales, but still a very easy drinking beer. Maybe not as adventurous as some of their other brews, still solid for sessioning however.

StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2016
From a bottle. Nothing over the top, just a well made beer that is totally sessionable.

Westkyoto77 (640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2015
On tap at Mjr Tom. I found this quite zesty, refreshing and memorable. There was a lot of nice juicy citrus in there, but also a good depth, with an ever-so-sticky caramel aftertaste. Great stuff.

drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - MAY 23, 2015
4.7%ABV. Australian Pale Ale. The nose is full of hearty yeasty flavor notes that come across as umami. It pours with a nice thin soapy head with an invitingly golden color coming in at about 10-12ºSRM. Reminiscent of a Welch’s Golden Grape Juice. The mouthfeel is soapy and a little more viscid than appearances would suggest. There are broad, consistently herbaceous bitter hops all the way. The flavor reminds me of the tail end of a mouthful of plain boiled spinach, except that this description makes it sound nasty when it clearly is not. Hyssop also comes to mind. You might consider the brewing a little heavy handed until you realize the big, sweaty, hairy chest of the malty body pressing up against you and you welcome the breath of fresh air that those wonderfully bitter bitter bitter hops let you have. Nicely done, Nail Brewing!! Goes on favorites list!

Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2015
Amber with some haze and an ugly, coarse coating of greyish white head. The aroma is of juicy orange and tangy malt, but could be a little more forthcoming. The flavour has no such reservations. It is like taking a bite of a hard orange candy without the cry of pain as you shatter one of your molars. It is citrus all over with some floral character to set it off nicely with some bitterness. It is a tangy wee monster with piquant, punchy carbonation. I would happily grab a second if it came along... which here’s hoping it does.

ronthechef (20) - - FEB 5, 2015
Why hasn't anyone mentioned clove , way to carbonated and taste like a watered down Belgian beer which upsets me .doesn't have the sweetness Fortunatly to authentic this as Belgian or the heat . It's a half cast what ever nice colour though.

hank37 (194) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
The quintessential aussie pale ale. Not much on the nose, a touch of breadiness maybe. Big malt hit with perfect subtle bitterness to round out. Lowish carbonation. A real quaffer to enjoy in the aussie sun.

Lobedogg (4) - - NOV 1, 2014 does not count
Great beer for the style. Would drink this over Coopers any day. Solid Pride of Ringwood pale. Well carbed, low on aroma, bit of malt and an easy quaffer

VinegarStroke (445) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Tasted 6/12: Bottle: Clear, copper colored, medium light head and lace. Apricot and malt aromas. Off dry, not sour and bitter. Malt driven. Certainly closer to English style than American. Solid but lacking personality and finish. Malt and bitter

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