So the idea of a XPA (extra pale ale) is that it’s more than a pale ale but not quite an IPA. So why is this a XPA but comes in at a session ale ABV? Continue reading Yeastie Boys – Hot Space
This isn’t just a amped up version of their pale ale. The use of simcoe and lemon drop hops give it a citrus bite and the malt backbone seems crisper than their iconic pale ale. Continue reading Cooper’s – XPA
Warm winters day. Sun shining. Perfect conditions to go down to old Henson Park and watch the mighty Bluebaggers, the Newtown Jets run around and drink some craft beers! Continue reading Beer, Footy & Food Festival at Henson Park, Marrickville.
Nothing on the nose. First mouthful is crisp and refreshing but not much in the way of malt or hop flavours. Continue reading Ben Buckley Brewing – Beach Beer Bondi
Real clean looking beer. Subtle citrus and mango flavours. Little bit of bitterness on the end Continue reading Five Barrel Brewing – Azacca XPA
Brewery: Brewed by Brick Lane Brewing in Dandenong, Victoria Style: XPA ABV: 4.2% RateBeer: No rating yet Pour: Golden Straw colour with a big bubbly head Slight tropical fruit flavours, but has a thin and weak taste. Compared to Tinnies Pale Ale, this is a little disappointing and not worth the six pack price. This will sit in the fridge for a long time, to only drink when you are … Continue reading Tinnies – Tropical XPA
Brewery: Balter in Currumbin, QLD Style: XPA ABV: 5% RateBeer: 83/100 Pour: Deep yellow with a thin white head This XPA has beautiful tropical notes, a warmer and thicker body and mouthfeel and is perfect example of a good XPA. So good, it was rated Australia’s best beer in 2018 in the GABS Hottest 100 beer poll. This goes well with the one day cricket on and box of BBQ Shapes … Continue reading Balter – XPA
Brewery: Mornington/Bucket Boys in Mornington, Victoria and Marrickville, NSW Style: XPA ABV: 5% Rate Beer: 55/100 Pour: Slight hazy yellow in colour with slither of bubbly head A forward XPA with the right balance of malt, hops and flavour. It’s easy to drink but has enough bite to it that you can appreciate this beer more than just another summer smasher. As I crack this celebrating … Continue reading Mornington/Bucket Boys – X