Bad Shepherd American Pale Ale

Bad Shepherd

Published December 16, 2015

The American Pale Ale is head brewer Dereck Hales' baby, the beer he's brewed and refined more than any other as a home brewer. He describes it as a "big, bold, hoppy take on the classic American pale ale" and hasn't held back on the hop profile, layering Cascade, Columbus, Galaxy, Mosaic and Crystal upon each other.

The combo leads to a subtle smorgasbord of hop aromas – woody, piney, herbal, citrus and lemon – within a beer that manages to be both relatively full of body yet light as a feather on the palate. The hops lend the beer flavours of mandarin and stone fruit before it wraps up with a clean, slightly resinous bitterness.

American Pale Ale
Bad Shepherd

386 Reserve Road
VIC 3192

(03) 8555 3175
Regular events

Wednesday: 50c wings all evening, with around seven different wing sauces and rubs available.

Open Hours

Mon & Tues: 4.30pm onwards
Wed to Thurs: midday to 11pm
Fri & Sat: midday to midnight
Sunday: midday to 8pm