Brewed by Southern Bay Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Moolap, Australia


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
In this bottle, weve captured the essence of our Great Southern Land, bordered by the Southern Ocean. This micro-brewed pale ales warm malt character is shaped by the vastness of the open sea. Local, UK and German specialty malts are at its heart. A unique combination of NZ and US hops provide fruity aromatics with zingy grapefruit notes, which give way to a cleansing wave of bitterness. Sea-born. Sensual. Sensational. Enjoy a Southern Ocean Ale message in a bottle for your tastebuds - wherever you are in the world.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1481) - Canberra, - NOV 16, 2012
Froma 330ml bottle on 17/11/2012. Pours a slightly cloudy golden will a small head. Has a lovely subtle aroma of passionfruit and honeysuckle, with lots of floral notes. In the mouth, theres some light caramel malt, lots of sweet citrus fruit, and a touch of grapefruit bitterness. The carbonation is above average but it doesnt detract. This is a really solid APA, Happy to be pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2017
Draught @ Yarra Valley Beer Festival 2017 Pale gold beer, white head. Hop dominant aroma - pine, citrus rind, leafy spice, hint of tropical with toasty malt. Good persistence to it, medium weight, excellent balance. Hops deliver grassy, leafy, piney, slightly citrusy & tropical hop notes in decent measure, enough toasty malt to oversee proceedings with a moderate-high bitterness. Good pale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (10142) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2015
Draught on October 17, 2015, at The Australian 11th Annual Beer Festival.
As Southern Ocean Pale Ale.
Clear golden color, white head with lacing. Malty, hoppy, citrus scent. Bitter, hoppy, fresh taste. Pith, resin aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (891) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (Dec 2013). Hazy dark golden, minimal white head, tangy grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, piney/resiney hop bitterness, nice smooth texture, medium body, medium bitterness, long finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
330mL bottle. Pours deep, slightly hazy, golden with a small white head. Nice caramel/spice aroma, more of a citrus hop flavour. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
Golden hazy colour. Very low carbonation and a head that dissipates quickly. Some nice aromatic notes of cantaloupe and pine, however not followed through in the flavour. Not enough of a hop hit for an APA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
330 mil bottle from IGA Mooroolbark nice fruity aroma golden in colour nice white head taste is ok hoppy and malty ok not great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from penny blue. Solid pale ale very honey and malt driven. Nice grassy hop bitterness. Good quaffer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2013
Produces up a misty deep orange with no visible carbonation and a thin layer of suds. Dusty, pinewood and tree-sap, and caramel on the nose with a mousy, barnyard note and subtle hints of guava and grapefruit. Buttery, diacetyl tainted palate. Really hard to get past. I suppose there is ample fruit esters also, musty overripe guava and cantaloupe, not the best. Body is light with a medial spritz of carbonation and finish laced with dried grassy herbs. Softly bitter and short, dry. Just cant shake the buttery taste and feel though. Not in fine form to be fair - and this, Im assured, is a fresh batch. Ugh, re-rate pile! (33cL, BB 23/02/14, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
philgill (20) - - APR 18, 2013
Poured from bottle at room temperature, poured murky with plenty of yeast suspended. Not the greatest looking beer but makes up for the lack of aesthetic with a lovely nose full of mangoes. Taste is bitter to begin with but then mellows out, quite pleasant in a sunny day. Drank with Keaton

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfbaked (48) - - FEB 8, 2013
From bottle but poured into a glass because of the chunky sediment, like really chunky. Murky amber colour with huge, frothy head, dissapating quickly. Fruity hop aroma. Soft malt backbone but the flavour is mainly citrus hop. Pine/grapefruit bitterness fading out in the aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.

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