28 Pale Ale | Burleigh Brewing Co.

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28 Pale Ale28 Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Burleigh Brewing Co.

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by CrazyDavros on 11-29-2010

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 34
Photo of Andrewharemza
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus with floral notes. Light bodied, bitter finish. Not bad could have a few of these.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.86/5  rDev -16.6%
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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Photo of Pintfinder
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
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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Photo of drpimento
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
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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Photo of soju6
2.89/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

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Photo of MsNitch
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of heygeebee
3.02/5  rDev -12%
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.

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Photo of joecast
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
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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Photo of aBeeraWeek
3.97/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle at the Roisin Dubh bar on Sydney Road, Melbourne

Pours a light copper amber with a light and head with pale a cream colour.

Some light floral aromas with grapefruit citrus and sweet passionfruit.

Sweet caramels with some light honey flavours coming through. A medium strong hop bitterness comes through to ensure the sweet flavours don’t overpower through to the aftertaste.

Enough carbonation to give a little zing with the initial mouthful. Overall medium bodied and well balanced.

Great combination of the citrus zest and zing with sweet warmth that balances the overall feeling well. A nice gimmick to their branding. A retro theme to remind us of simpler and happier times while supping their great little pale ale

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased from Beer Cartel in Artarmon, on a visit soon after they opened. Looking forward to visiting again and seeing how their range has expanded.

Pours a bright and clear deep gold, with a frothy and very loose-bubbled head of foam. Seriously, the bubbles are about half a centimetre in diameter. Collapses to a ring of frothy suds. Carbonation is streaming. Head is a disaster, but otherwise looks ok.

Nose is crisp and metallic, with some citric hop character. A little sweetness, caramel, but with a touch of banana to it, which suggests it may be esters from the fermentation. Quite fresh all up though. Not bad.

Taste is clean and crisp, with a decent almost pilsnery grain character through the centre, and a phenolic bitterness on the back. Slight metallic astringency on the finish, but it adds a little crispness. Carbonation is too aggressive, however, leaving it airy and bloating.

Not a bad beer. Not terrible, but not that great. The excessive carbonation is the sticking point for me—without it, it would be a decent, if not particularly exciting pale ale. With it, it's a bit too much effort to work through.

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Photo of ADZA
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a see through very light amber hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a one finger head that quickly dissapates and leaves little sporadic lacing,the smell is very weak and only average with hints of light toffee,grains and light herbal hops,the mouthfeel is light bodied well carbonated and in my mind only average with tastes of herbal grassy hops,pale malts,light toffee and finished off with a tinge of grassy,hoppy bitterness and overall a dissapointment in my mind as i heard from mates it was good and i will not buy again cheers.

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Photo of dgilks
3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Poor head retention.

Luscious fruity aroma with notes of stonefruit, lychee, grape and orange.

Boring base malt flavour with a touch of citrus and an anaemic bitterness. A touch metallic and overly dry.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

I really wanted to like this. The aroma was cracking but the flavour lets it down overall and makes it much less enjoyable.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange/amber with a lasting head.
Nose shows lots of juicy fruits, lychee, pear, apple, orange blossom... very sweet. Underneath is honey and a little caramel.
Flavours are more malt-focussed, lots of bready, nutty characters. Finishes a little weakly. After a while some grainy malt surfaces.
Body is a little light on.

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28 Pale Ale from Burleigh Brewing Co.
3.43 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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