I spent a little over a fortnight in the 'burbs of Sydney & obviously there were a few beers I've never heard of - let alone tried before. I compacted my Tweets of what I was drinking in the way of bottled beer onto one page for all to see;
Little Creatures, Pale Ale - smooth, vanilla & citrus fragrant hoppiness. Soft malt body. Design classic.
Monteith's, Summer Ale - tastes like a lemonade shandy. A good clean one, but a shandy all the same. Citrus-lemon with some sugar-sweetness.
Kosciuszko, Pale Ale - light, delicate citrus hoppy, dry pale ale. Not bad at all.
Monteith's, Pale Ale - good cold refreshing beer for a hot day. Modest citrus hoppiness & fairly dry. BBQ beer.
Little Creatures, Original Pilsner - soft tasting, fresh & gently grassy lager. Not as gassy as most. Not bad at all.
James Squire, Stow Away IPA - juicy malt with good fruitiness. Strong tropical fruit hops don't overpower the malt however. Not OTT. Great.
Mountain Goat, Before Dawn BIPA - full, dryish beer, big g'fruit hops. Gentle roast & subtle burnt flavour. It clashes, but its still great
White Rabbit, Dark Ale - fruity, vineous dark beer. Good citrus hoppiness but definitely in the background. A good savouring beer.
Stone & Wood, Pacific Ale - dry, grainy taste, yet has juicy malt. A fresh resinous hoppy finish. Superb.
Balmain, Pale Ale - toffee biscuit flavour in this malty beer. Peach & butterfly sauce in the moderate hoppiness. S'OK
Endeavor, Growers Ale - soft, lager-like pale ale. Grassy, fresh hops. Crisp dryness. Good bbq beer.
Hop Hog, IPA - took a punt on this & bought a 4-pack & glad I did. Great herbal pine resin flavour hops with a god bitter finish. Not bad!
Hawthorn, Pale Ale - Dry & astringent, a little thin with a moderate mango-black pepper hoppiness. S'OK.
Boston's Mill, Pale Ale - S'OK, but not head & shoulders above mainstream beer.
One Fifty Lashes, Pale Ale - a little thin, more lager-like than pale ale. Subtle gooseberry tart hops. At Aussie prices I want more.
4 Pines, Pale Ale - many would call this an IPA, but emphasis way more on hops than bitterness. Grapefruit fruitless by the bucket. Awesome!
Mountain Goat, IPA - US-style IPA packed full of grapefruit zesty & pepper hops. Just the thing for this humidity. Great.
Murray's, Whale Ale - good wheat flavour to this BC'd beer. Not OTT in any way, but certainly has a good Cascade-like hop to it. Not bad.
Vale, IPA - a beer with some grapefruit-peach hop punch. Good supporting malt. Gentle resinous-pepper finish. Great stuff.
Murray's, Angry Man Ale - the label bangs on about fancy hops & that its from a craft brewery, but the truth is that its merely nice enough.