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


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2579) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sizzler80 (502) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beermack (725) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (1102) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (712) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2915) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Draught at Bierhaus. Pours a nice hazy golden colour with a medium white froth that lasts. Nose of citrus, freshly cut grass with a floral hint - very appetizing. Taste is a lightly balanced malty sweetness to begin with followed by a a big hoppy bitter kick. Nice lively carbonation yet maintains a smooth mouthfeel. A very good Irish attempt at an APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2147) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
330ml bottle. The worlds liveliest head! An average golden beer, not very moreish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4957) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle 33cl bought in Cork, a cloudy copper beer with medium head. Nose is on fruit hops such as apricot, mangoo. Aroma is medium malty, high bitterness, lot of fruit notes, lemon, oranges, bitter apricot, peach, not bad.

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