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Blowhard Pale | Bright Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bright Brewery

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-20-2005

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of soju6
3.57/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

A: Served a deep bronze color with a nice head that fades to lacing.

S: Aroma of some citrus with a malt sweetness, some grain and a hint of spice.

T: A taste if crispness with a cramel sweetness, bit of grain and spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Moderate body, crisp and smotth with a nice balance.

O: Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Good for a few. Worth checking out

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Photo of Kornoms
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ADZA
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy straw pale hue which leaves a two finger head and sporadic lacing,the smell is herbal hops,honeyed malts and cereal,the mouthfeel is nice and full with tastes of lemon zest,candied peaches,lime cheesecake,orange peel and finished with a lemon,lime bitterness and overall its alright but i wouldnt buy again cheers.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like Bright's branding, their bottles really stick out nicely. Anyway, I digress, and I haven't eve started my review.

The beer is an extremely pale straw yellow colour, with only a very filmy head of white foam across the top. Come lacing on the edges of the glass, which seems to feed into the lace pattern across the top of the beer as the head dissipates. Slightly hazy. Not a bad beer - it has the look I'm starting to associate with Australian and New Zealand craft Pale Ales.

Nose is a pleasant, but muted melange of new world hops. Good whiff of sweet citrus and tropical fruits, quite clean and bright. I really like this style to be bursting with aroma, which this isn't quite, but it's decent enough.

Taste is very clean, with some hop fragrance being felt on the palate too, even if it's not really tasted. Crisp feel, with a cleansing, but clear and light bitterness on the back. Carbonation is spot on, just enough to lighten the palate a little and keep it lively without creating bloat, or overstimulation.

A pretty decent APA (and I guess I'll leave it deliberately ambiguous as to what the first A stands for), very clean drinking and thirst quenching. Would make a great BBQ beer for summer.

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Photo of dgilks
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Moderate citrussy, fruity hop aroma with a decent malt backbone. Not really any crystal. Good.

Hazy, pale gold with no head. A bit disappointing.

Big citrus aroma with notes of orange, grapefruit and tropical notes. Solid malt backbone which supports the hop flavour.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Suitable.

A great example of an APA from this brewery. Plenty of flavour and easy to drink. The first Bright beer that I have been impressed with.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at the Local Taphouse.

Pours a pale gold with decent but modest white head and slow bead. Leaves decent lacing. Looks a bit still, but good.

Pleasant cascade hop aroma, a bit of caramelly malt. Nice understated tropical fruit characters, citrus and pineapple. A bit of lemon sherbet. Nice.

Taste is okay, fair cascade tang on the front. Citric and tartaric notes. Descends into a quite yeasty, bready mid-palate that is a bit cloying. Finish has a bit of a bitter hang that is OK, slightly dank on the aftertaste. Not too bad overall, at least the breadiness is confined to the mid and doesn't hang over to the finish.

Mouthfeel is slick, fairly thin but smooth. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vibrant golden pour, towering (too big) persistent head, lively carbonation.
Light hoppy aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, green apples, limes and artificial lemon. Biscuity malt underneath but not enough. Could use some more crystal in there.
Lemon and lime definitely transfers through to taste, followed by some sweet malt before a lingering but non-descript bitterness takes over.
Too much carbonation.

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Photo of koolk
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden yellow to orange in colour, small white head with some lacing but low retention.

Some hop notes on a very subdued nose...citrus (orange mainly) and pine - perhaps some floral notes. Definitely lacking any real punch.

Palate is also very low in flavour. Some raw green hop flavour on the finish that lingers and dominates. Some yeast and fruit flavours as well, but geez, this is seriously boring.

Good creamy mouthfeel but lacking balance. Far too much bitterness compared to the lack of body.

Very ho-hum. Not much else to say! Better fresher and on tap perhaps?

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Photo of brendan13
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Slighty hazy golden straw colour with a few centimetres of white head that slowly falls away.
S - The citrus cascade hop aroma is there but it's fairly subdued.
T - Citrus & floral hoppiness combines with a semi-dry biscuit malt flavour to make this a nice balanced drop.
M - Medium bodied with a fairly high carbonation level. Bit of a bitter finish.
D - Nothing mind blowing but it's a nice beer that I like to have every now & then.

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Photo of jarmby1711
4.12/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reasonably cloudy mid gold to orange There were plenty of fine bubbles and a white head that persisted .
The smell was floral to sweet orange and very enjoyable.
The sweet orange aroma comes through the palate but melds wondorously into the hoppy bitterness one expects.
The bitterness tended towards tartnesswhilst not unpleasant or unexpected might just overpower the fruity floral flavours a little too soon
An impressive addition to the craft beer scene in Victoria
I paid $5 for this and if this is typical then they are pricing themselves out of a small market

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Photo of DaveFL1976
3.01/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I really wanted to like this. Maybe my taste buds were off, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Golden straw with a slight haze and a quickly-dissapating head. The brewer insists Cascades are used throughout as in the APA style. I believe it, but the dominance comes from the long boil bittering hops and not much of the fantastic Cascade aroma that we all know and love. Fairly thin mouthfeel and little malt let the bittering hops steal the whole show. Poorly balanced and only decent drinkability. Not a great example of the American Pale Ale in this American’s opinion, but it’s certainly a tall poppy in the land of Australian Microbrews, and that’s a good thing.

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Blowhard Pale from Bright Brewery
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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