Brewed by Pirate Life Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Adelaide, Australia


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
The ubiquitous Pale Ale. The workhorse of pretty much any modern brewery. The brief we gave ourselves for our flagship beer was that it should be able to be sent to any bar in San Diego and to stand proudly alongside the many great Pales produced in, and around, the west coast of the US. The schematic for a West Coast Pale Ale is bucket loads of big US hops, full malty backbone and a characterful yeast. That is what this Pale Ale is all about. Enjoy as fresh as possible. Beer pairing: Everything, all of the time.

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jinroh (2131) - ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2017
Can from Brewdog Tallinn. Pours light amber, some quite persistent off-white foam there. Nose is somewhat nondescript, light malt character, some hops but they have started to fade a bit. Taste reveals really nice malty, toasty, nutty backbone, still light and still well balanced with hop bitterness. Liking this pale ale a lot, really delivering what I expect from the style, not a session IPA but decent, well made pale ale. Dry nutty-herbal finish Wow, this one is really good!

Juks (950) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Tap at BrewDog Tallinn. Clear caramelly colour,white head stays. Aroma is juicy, herbal, hoppy, fresh. Taste is caramelly, herbal hoppy, birch and sauna. Why it reminds me sauna? Medium bodied, quite lively carbo. I can drink it, not bad.

FatPhil (16930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Tap (Brewdog) 5452102.6
Messy hoppy aroma, must be mosaic here. Rich orange, small tight head. Watery palate, fizzy carbonation. APA yeast dirtiness in the taste, dry harsh malts, even harsher hops. Finish harsh and acrid. APA not for me.

suurjuust (3685) - ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Tap. Dark amber beer, small white head. Nose is mildly sweet, warm herbal notes, almost like a sauna, malt. Flavor is fairly smooth with a healthy amount of hops. Lingering hop bitterness. Easy to drink.

martjoobolut (4947) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Tap at brewdog. Pours amber. Aroma is mild hoppyness, citrus, sugar, floral, mosaic. Flavor is sweet and bitter, sugar, pine, floral. Finish is dry bitter. Overall: ok.

Rask0lnikov (1399) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
On tap at Brewdog Tallinn. Pours amber colour. Moderate white head. Raisiny, bit sweet, peachy, slightly citrussy aroma. Slightly raisiny, fruity beginning. Peachy, slightly bitter in the middle. Fruity, slightly bitter finish. Rather sweet, fruity aftertaste. Light bodied, medium carbonated, slightly sweet pale ale. Descent brew.

Marduk (8219) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2017
Tap. Dark amber color. Medium size, beige head, stays. Caramel, sweet, candy, some fruitiness in aroma. Caramel, sweet, lemon candy, malty, in taste. Crisp fizzy carbonation. Sweet, caramel in aftertaste. Goes down easy. Nice full roundy body. Solid brew.

BlackHaddock (7583) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2017
355ml can from 'Beers of Europe' (Australia must have moved a bit closer to the UK without me noticing). First beer on a 'random tasting evening' in the UK's Virtual Bar thread on 20th Sep 2017. Poured into my huge 'Judas' glass, mainly because I haven't used it recently and I do not own an Australian beer glass of any kind. Hazy dark amber, sediment floating and settling as I write this, good beige crown on top. The nose is both piney and malty. The malts bugger off in the mouth and the piney, resinous hops take over completely: nice. Sediment still swirling around, my pouring must have been too robust: adds to the flavour I suppose. Semi-bitter, pithy grapefruit notes edging into the taste now I am well into the brew. Just taking some Brie and salted biscuits with the remainder of the beer, goes well together.

Mjollnir (414) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2017
Can. Pours clear burnt gold with a fluffy off-white head that quickly settles and sparsely laces the glass. Fresh aroma of light malts and resinous hops followed by a little bit of fruit. Wood and resin carries through to the flavour, with a medium bitterness and mild sweetness. Light-medium body, soft carbonation, very creamy with a lingering bitter finish. Not overly complex but quite pleasant.

blackisle (2761) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2017
Can 33cl. @home poured into a lager glass. Hazy pale amber, tall frothy off-white head, half-way lasting, heavy lacing; aroma pale malts, grapefruit, lemon, pine; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, orange peel, piney; dry bittersweet aftertaste, fruity and piney notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; refreshing and easy to drink.

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