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Brewed by Blacks Kinsale Craft Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Kinsale, Ireland

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottled, regular
The exciting fusion of Cascade and Citra hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly hopped, and the flavour is very well hopped with a thick floral finish. Overall a nice American pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (2468) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle, amber-gold, peppery hoppy nose with touches of dry grass and grapefruit, medium bodied with a a drying bitterness over juicy golden malt. Clean and crisp, with a long very dry grapefruit bitter finish. Very fine APA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marvelDim (8) - - APR 29, 2014 does not count
Pours nice and clear. Earthy first taste with grassy/citrus after taste. Lovely beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
500ml Bottle. Amber pour with a decent white head. Very aromatic with a decent amount of hops. Pine, grapefruit, toffee,cat pee. Very crisp, refresing and tasty. Certainly one of the best Irish Pales so far.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 1, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore [010414]
Golden, clear, big frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of citrus zest, grapefruit zest, lots of citrus hops, sweet pale malts background
Taste of bitter zest hops, citrus zest, some grassy hops, plenty of hops in this, soft sweet pale malt background, not as fruity as aroma
Palate - soft carb, bitter zest palate, light sweet malt background. Finish as main flavour, long lingering considerably bitter zest
Overall - Decent Pale Ale, but taste not quite as good as the excellent aroma, less fruity than expected

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (137) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bottle at home. Poured amber with white head. Floral and citrus hop notes. medium bitterness, medium sweetness. Pretty good - Iíd go for it again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2014
Different label, same abv, Pours a clear amber into the pint glass, good sized white head that was gone fairly quick, no lacing. Lovely juicy and chewy hop aroma such as Sierra Nevada PA. Taste was slightly lacking in character and body, but still very nice session ale, flavors are not hard hitting but are there and are very balanced and appetizing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stjamesgate (65) - IRELAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bright gold with a fast-fading collar of white. Big musty grapefruit nose with some shortbread underneath. Bready malts donít get a look in before huge tart citrus, flower nectar, and sour papaya hops notes kick in. Fruity finish and powdery bitter linger. Light, crisp, a bit of oil. The first Irish craft pale that doesnít try to make everyone happy - and itís high time for that. Ruthlessly bitter display of Citra that hits way harder than youíd expect for 5%. A bit thin - donít know how long you could stay on this before it torched your taste buds - but overall more of a hop bomb than 90% of Irish beers.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (499) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2014
Had this as alltech beer convention and in bottle. Bottle seems worse with the hops not lasting leaving a sugary nose. Body is good and good hit of bitterness on finish. Am rating bottle. Will Re rate as I think this beer is nicer on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Liamrua (26) - Waterford, IRELAND - JAN 13, 2014
330ml bottle from The Wine Centre, Kilkenny. Nice golden hazy colour, thin head disappears and slight lacing. Surprisingly fresh fruity aromas; melon, floral. Beautiful well balanced floral, fruity taste with reasonable carbonation and a long lasting finish. Iím very impressed with this first from Blacks, one of the best pale ales Iíve had.


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