Pours a dark amber colour with a medium, but long lasting head. Small amount of carbonation visible, made up of very fine bubbles.
First Sip: Predominantly citrus grapefruit, with a very mild malt and toffee sweetness. The after-taste is lingering, mostly of medium hops and mild pine-resin. Medium mouth-feel with a nice carbonation tingle on the tongue.
This is a rather nice brew for a hot Summer's day. Not too complicated, not too hoppy, refreshing, and goes down very easily when the temperature is anything above "warm." It's highly drinkable, but not more-ish. However I would happily take this brew if it were on offer, and would not be wondering if there was anything else to drink. The label does go on about the hops, but this brew is mild compared to some Pales I've tried. It does not have the "WAH! HOPS!" impact some of the pales have. I like it. AND, it goes very well with some cheddar.
Alpha Pale Ale
Matilda Bay Brewing Co, Melbourne
Same again, sir? Yes please!