Murray's Angry Man Pale Ale | Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

18 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Murray's Angry Man Pale AleMurray's Angry Man Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Murray's Angry Man Pale Ale is a unique mix of classic UK and US pale ale styles. The best of British and German malts balances the huge citrus hop aroma and flavour strongly influenced by generous use of New Zealand-grown Motueka and Pacifica hops. A brilliant light-golden colour, Murray's Angry Man Pale Ale has a full-bodied finish and complex character. This is well balanced with biscuity/toffee flavours from selected caramalts.

Added by vancurly on 10-07-2011

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by heygeebee:
Photo of heygeebee
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From local Liquorland. Despite Murrays protestations, this bottle has NO BB stamp, and therein maybe lies the problem...

An aggressive pour yields only a half finger of white head. Cloudy amber/gold body. Lines of lace.

Aromas are subdued. Hint of citrus, bready malts.

Taste is all doughy/bready malts in the mid palate and a warming alcoholic back palate. Little hop presence really. Almost more of a Helles style. mrs heygeebee notes her taste buds must be going :-(. Really late in the bottle as it warms some hints of pineapple and passionfruit emerge, but they are stale flavours, rather than lifted.

Mouthfeel is OK - but the alcohol seems noticeable, and that's a worry at this ABV.

Hmmm Nirvana was one of my pivotal moments in Coming to Craft. This seems a pale shadow of that beer.

 797 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Camallan
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of MrKennedy
2.46/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tulip at the brewery.

Pours a pure golden colour with a white head of foam that laces very well and retains its height pretty well throughout.

Smell is grassy with a little bit of passionfruit thrown in.

Taste is as per the smell, cut grass with some passionfruit around the edges. Tastes pretty dull and the NZ hops don't really work for this one.

Mouthfeel is harsh, not really the bitterness, but the harshness of the Kiwi hops hit late. Decent sized body for the ABV and style.

This doesn't really work. Technically not a bad beer, but doesn't taste like a good one either. In fact, this sample wasn't near as nice as when i had tried it at the Union Hotel in Newtown.

 678 characters

Photo of Andrewziggy
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Orange rind and citrus notes

28 characters

Photo of Simesta
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.42/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large white, head.
Nose shows grapefruit, soft peach and passion fruit along with some very faint clean malt.
Some fruit hops as flavours too, along with some honey.
Carbonation could be a bit higher.
Pretty easy-drinking stuff.

 251 characters

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeoClassicist
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SourinQns
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jjkatter
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a goblet...

A- nice golden color with tall pillowey head that hangs around to the end.

S- Floral with fresh hoppey aroma.

T- wonderful hoppey flavor with a well balanced malt and floral and citrus.

MF- robust body without being overbearing. real nice going down.

O- I think this one would appeal to most beer lovers. This Murray's really knows how to brew beer. I highly recommend this one and I would also recommend trying anything else you can get your hands on from this brewery.

 513 characters

Photo of Beerbogan
3.26/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had on draft in Melbourne "The Mill House" looked great, nose less than expected, initial mouth feel was good but it ended with a twang, some sort of imperfection I could not put my finger on.

 192 characters

Photo of JKCooper
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Joel12
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of soju6
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy copper color with a decent head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, roasted malt and mild caramel sweetness.

T: Taste of citrus, some roa. sted malt sweetnessHas a mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body smooth with an interseting character and a nicely balanced.

O: Enjoyable beer, worth checking out.

 348 characters

Photo of aussiebeer
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My brother had this in his luggage when he visited in August. My first taste of Aussie Craft beer. Not the greatest beer around but it's good to see that my home country is joining the craft beer family, better than the crap I drank in my 20's.

 244 characters

Photo of magpieken
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of mungus
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of kitschiguy
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330ml beer bottle given by a supplier into 350ml beer glass.

Very slightly cloudy pale orange with 1 finger of head which died immediately.

Nose is a little floral with some tropical fruit. OK, but nit overly complex.

Palate is quite nice. Good malts coming through with a n ice tropical fruit flavour. Some bitterness on the finish. Quite nice. Overly carbonated.

Despite the high level of carbonation mouth is ok. Medium body.

Quitr refreshing with all the fruitiness but a fairly one dimensional beer. Just lots of fruit hoppiness. Typical of the 'craft' beer scene.

Recommended for fans of the style or anyone interested in tasting a half-descent Australian beer.

 673 characters

Photo of CaptainHungry
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of vancurly
4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BB 070912

I like this Angry Man line of beers. The Brown Ale is winning hearts and minds among my friends. This ale will certainly win a lot of fans as well, particularly Antipodean hop lovers.

a) Pours a murky dark honey. The head is quite finely bubbled.

s) Very much in the Pacific Ale sub-style of APA. Strong, tropical, resinous aromas, with the guava & passionfruit that has become the fashion of late.

t) This is Alpha Pale meeting Stone & Wood Pacific. The oomph of the former and the fruit the latter. Spicy, wild vegetation.... like macheteing your way through lantana. Followed up with an elegant caramely malt, which belatedly apologises for the machete damage.... Firm and appropriate bitterness. A big pale ale, beautifully crafted and a joy to drink.

m) Hop-oil tingliness ahead of a medium & smooth body. Fairly dry finish which gives the bitterness an extra edge.

o) I think this is Murray's beer at its best. Good hops, good malt, good beer. You can keep your dark/Belgio/impy freakshow.... this is what I'll be drinking.

 1,058 characters

Photo of laituegonflable
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy brown-yellow, almost green tinged. Head is white, huge, fairly fluffy with visible bubbles. Great retention, lace a bit thin. Bit stodgy looking and head too big but OK.

Smells fruity and inviting. Passionfruit, mango and a touch of citrus. Stewed pear and lemon meringue aroma, mild touch of spice. Ginger definitely, as well. Very enjoyable, nice bonuses around the edges.

Taste is also fruity, a lot lighter. Tangy citrus notes get oddly chocolatey midway with lots of toffee and caramel malt. Notes of vanilla and then some mild roast on the back. Stewed pears, nice melange of spices. Bit light on the palate and bit light on the body. Pleasant desserty-style fruit flavour, but yeah could use a fair bit more oomph.

Decent texture but a bit light on again.

Nice brew, actually goes down quite nicely on a cold wintry night, for a pale beer.

 869 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Murray's Angry Man Pale Ale from Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
3.5 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.