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Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Mitchelstown, Ireland

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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It delivers a refreshing crisp smack around the gills. It pours a pale golden colour and the malty sweetness is well balanced by the Chinook and Centennial hops. Goes well with fish, chicken or anything off the barbeque


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a solid white head. Aroma is light metallic grain. Flavour is fruity, biscuit with a dry pine bitterness. Finish is long dry hop.
Earlier Rating: 7/16/2012 Total Score: 2.9
Bottle. Clear honey with a short lived head. Light hop and fruit aroma. Flavour has a fruit and honey base that builds to an even bitter finish. Palate is dry, light bitter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2979) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2013 Bottle at home from drinkstore
Darker hazy burnished gold with dense white foam head. Dusty yeast esters and sweet malt on nose. Medium carb, slight kiss of tropical fruit balanced by biscuit malt and a touch of toffee. Fairly short finish.
Earlier Rating: 2/17/2012 Total Score: 3.6

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wickerman99 (4) - - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
a good beer for sessions...very easy to drink, also the colour is attractive

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 16, 2013
Keg @ Hargadons Bros, Sligo [160813]
Amber, slight haze, thin bubbly white head, little lacing
Aroma - Soft citrus, dab of tangy lemon
Taste - Citrus zesty hops, touch of lemon zest, hint of grapefruit pith, slightly spicy, light sweet pale malt background
Palate - Medium carb and body, tangy zesty palate. Finish is fairly bitter, zesty hop linger
Overall - Quite a decent pale ale

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2013
Golden, cloudy pour with a frothy white head. Subdued orange, grapefruit, grass, pine, sherbet. Slightly dry with good carbonation. Very refreshing. There are a lot better pales available but great to see a new Irish craft brewery and good luck to them. If I was in a pub with this on tap I’d drink it for sure.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ACD (634) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 3, 2013
33cl bottle. Light watery yellow. Lemon in the aroma - toilet duck style lemon - some herbs, cardboard. Odd cardboard off notes in the taste, astringent citrus, some herbs. Not good, not good at all. Hopefully this is a bottle-specific thing - will revisit on keg when I can.
Earlier Rating: 3/3/2012 Total Score: 3.6
On tap at Bowes of Fleet Street, Dublin. Light and slightly hazy orange with decent white head. Grapefruit, orange, light zesty Citrus notes & slightly sweet malt are on the nose; taste is well balanced with a nice citrus zing, light pine and some light orange-y flavours; touch of caramel and biscuit to balance it out. Fairly refreshing pine/citric bitterness in the finish; a very decent APA, easy drinking - had a few dodgy bottles but it has been reliable on tap over recent months.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (875) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2013 Earlier Rating: 12/29/2012 Total Score: 3.5 330ml bottle. Clear, dark gold with a nice frothy white head. Sweet malt, citrus, sweet fruit and floral notes in the aroma. Flavour is quite bitter with a muted biscuity malt background. Quite light bodied and a bit lively in the mouth. A decent beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (576) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye in Dingle. Apricot colour body. Faint aroma of sweet fruit. Taste is subtle hoppiness. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2013 Bottle in Dingle, Ireland. Light amber colour. Sweet citrus aroma. Taste is bitter, sweet citrus fruits, strawberry. Quite nice. Tried on tap a few days later, upped the rating a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is ok, the body red, orange, a bit cloudy. It smells malty, interesting, hoppy, malty. The taste is a bit bitter, fruity-hoppy, berry, bit malty. Nice. 12/11/12/12/-/12


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