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Brewed by Panhead Custom Ales (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: American Pale Ale
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Quickchange XPA is all about putting a big hop engine on a stripped down malt chassis. The delicate colour in the glass barely seems enough to support all those Mosaic, Galaxy and Citra alpha oils with their mango, guava, pineapple and lychee characters, but one sip should clear that misapprehension up.

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samtzu (304) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2017
330ml Bottle. Subtle nose with a slight hint of fruit. Light body with a significant hop frontage and lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (663) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 11, 2017
330ml bottle. Lemon, mango, chalky pear. Not much malt character but enough fruity hop notes to carry it. Pretty nice if a little uninspiring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (904) - GERMANY - DEC 28, 2016
Yields a golden color with a froth, white head. Has aromas of blueberries, watermelon, dried oranges, wet grass and a note of lime pulp. Toffee malts add a flowery sweetness to the prominent hops, creating a hoppy, sweet nose. Has a supersoft, light mouthfeel, with a fitting carbonation among hop entangled toffee malts. Tastes of lime zest, sweet blueberries and crackery malts. Has an aqueous mid palate with sweeter turning toffee malts and a late orange and lime defined hop dryness. Very nice, refreshing and light. Relying more heavily on the malts than expected with an effective dry coating in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scirtes (510) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle, pours light yellow with white head. Aromas of citrus fruits and lots of notes typical for mosaic hops. Taste is lightly bitter, with no sweetness. Drinkable, light bodied, session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1863) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2016
Herbal hop spice flavour. Clear yellow colour great head and lacing. Grassy hop floral flavour. Fizzy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (499) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2016
500ml bottle Golden color with ok head. Grassy grapefruit hop aroma. Medium bitterness, full on hop taste, well rounded with peach, nectarine, grapefruit and grassy notes.Good one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (1046) - SINGAPORE - OCT 20, 2016
4.6%ABV. Pale ale. Poured out gold. 6SRM. Nose is lycheee and mango. Fresh citrus with bright grapefruit juice. Some nice fresh grassy aromas. Mouthfeel is juicy and light. Palate of light pale malt. Water biscuits and breadsticks. Juicy and mineral center of the palate. Hops are light citrus peel and fresh grassy finish. Dig a little deeper and there are some nice spicy flavors of cilantro with the pleasant tang of citrus oil. Goes on Favorites List!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8533) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 16, 2016
Bottle at The Beer Stall, Singapore. Poured a clear straw colour with a thin broken white head. The aroma is malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light cardboard malt, citrus hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (12209) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle shared at The Beer Stall, Singapore. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, orange and light tropical fruits. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (1151) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2016
Can - pours pale yellow with a lacy head Aroma is floral, nettles, hay and a bit skunky. Taste is floral malt up front turning to a dry cirrua hop finish.


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