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28 Pale Ale - Burleigh Brewing Co.

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28 Pale Ale28 Pale Ale

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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Burleigh Brewing Co. visit their website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CrazyDavros on 11-29-2010

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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 13
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3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmashPants
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Format: a solid 330mL brown bottle with an old-school 70s label for a supposedly 70s style ale. Which is funny, because it is an American Pale Ale - which I don't believe have been around for quite that long.

Appearance: pours a vibrant copper-orange colour with a half-finger of off-white head that lasts for a time.

Aroma: some malt sweetness with citrus hops and some stone fruits.

Taste: again nice citrus and sweet biscuit malts here with some more of those stone fruits. Very nice.

Aftertaste: hop bitterness as expected, but also some heavier malt flavours. Very nice.

Mouth feel: light to medium in body with a medium carbonation. Spritely and very easy-drinking.

Overall: another nice APA from an Australian brewery, well worth the drinking. A bit formulaic but very nice and easy drinking. Not bad at AU$66 a case either.

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.86/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It still possesses some nice subtle fruit notes in the mid palate and is quite a refreshing, but it doesn't have anything too exciting going in terms of its flavour.

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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.64/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Pintfinder
3.04/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Burleigh Heads 28 Pale came highly recommended and being a big fan of your classic American Pale Ales, this was a must try, that deliver okay results.

Pouring a deep golden near copper colour, it has mild yet fruit and malty aroma, the mouth feel is clean but a little sharp on the finish.

It doesn't quite have the same strong floral aroma's and fruity characters a lot of the Australian made APA's have, it leans more on the Australian Pale side with that cleaner finish and a touch citrus to it.

It still possesses some nice subtle fruit notes in the mid palate and is quite a refreshing, but it doesn't have anything too exciting going in terms of its flavour.

It's easy to drink probably not something I would down huge volumes of so it's not sessionable beer but still something worth having a go at.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of drpimento
3.14/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't recall the 70s as being anything really special for beer. So when I took a whiff of this beer upon opening I thought, well ok, now! Sadly, the flavor doesn't follow the aroma. Poured slightly warm with a nice, off-white, foamy, soon to settle head and a bit of lace. Color is a clear amber with a few large bubble trails. Aroma is resin, a hint of butterscotch, toffee, hint of grapefruit. Flavor is malt, some sort of resin, but not the flavors usually sought and associated with better brews. .Body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, some odd lingering flavors. Not a fav.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of soju6
2.89/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a dark amber color with a moderat head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of malt sweetness with a bit of citrus in the background.

T: Taste of malt sweetness with only a bit of citrus in the background. Very mild bitterness and a slightly sweet finish.

F: fairly medium body, smooth and a bit sweet for a Pale Ale.

O: Drinkable but seems more like an entry level offering for the novice beer drinker.

Photo of magnusdave
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of MsNitch
3.82/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden/copper,med bubbles, quick falling, off white head

S: Soft malted caramel, grassy banana sweet hops and a flint of citrus

T: Bitter strike to the palate, sweetness, then orange blossom with faded finish. Not much after taste, mild, not too sweet and no acid

M: Medium body, well balanced.

O: A bitchin' wave of impressively balanced pale ale showing a wicked grasp of American hop use, with a mind for the Aussie consumer in it's dry, mild finish. The bogus effect of the fruit scents throw me slightly, wishing that the citrus wasn't so gnarly but all together a tubular APA. Check the web site for some equating grinds.

Photo of heygeebee
3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

bb Apr 13

Pours a dark gold. Hazy. Off white head dies to a film. Spotty lace.

Aromas are very LCPA like, citrus, grapefruit, mandarin and passionfruit in the mix.

Taste is a let down after the nose. The citrus flavours are overtaken by earth dry malts. Quite a contradiction. Dry hop finish. Bitter and astringent. Taste dies quickly, except for the metallic taste that grows....

Mouthfeel all ok. Meduim bodied, well carbonated.

Overall, not that great as an APA. If only the aromas were followed by the taste it would have been so much better.

Photo of joecast
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Attractive light clear copper. Low carbonation. Thin white head.

Very nice aroma. Caramel malts integrate well with a citrus mandarin hoppiness. Refreshing.

Sharp hop bitterness really makes a nice impression. Hardly one dimensional as the malt gives it a moderating sweetness and the hop flavor rounds it out nicely. Took a bit to pick up on the nuances here but given a few slow sips and this beer has really grown on me.

Well, I'm impressed. Great character to this and stylistically a very good APA. Would happily drink pint after pint of this.

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28 Pale Ale from Burleigh Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.