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Brewed by Carlow
Style: American Pale Ale
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg& bottles, regular.Dry hopped for extra aroma, this pale ale has a light malt base with just the right mouthfeel to allow the hop character to predominate. Grapefruit like bitterness is full and lasting and is balanced by a zesty citrus burst of aroma from two late additions of cascade hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtourist (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Slightly cloudy with a lingering smooth head. Fruity flavor with light hopiness and medium body

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - MAR 10, 2013
500 ml bottle in Swords, Ireland.. Pours a coppery gold color with a very small white head. Sweet fruity grapefruit aroma. Powerful flowers, bitter and sweet taste. Plasant. Palate ends bitter and strong. Too hoppy for my taste but well done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darioklc (513) - Karlovac, CROATIA - MAR 6, 2013
Clean barley taste with a bit of cream on the open and a clean bittered finish. Avoids being overbittered. Built very simply, but balanced well. As coarse as the style can be without taking a turn for the worse. Very carefully constructed. Buttery, actually.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle from Four Firkins. Hazy amber gold pour with a white head. Highly carbonated. Grapefruit bitterness that isn’t very well balanced. Kind of a funky aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
artyom (474) - Osijek, CROATIA - FEB 28, 2013
0,5l bottle. Golden to orange color. Aroma i fruits and hops. Taste is pretty much hops, a little bit fruity. It has medium bitterness. Overall, very good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Deu (716) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 5, 2013
Pint at the Bull & Castle. Clear gold-range color with an average head with big bubbles. Very fresh hoppy aroma. Flavor is somewhat bitter, hoppy, and swwet at the end. Overall OK

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1078) - Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Goldish organge light copper,strong carb nice frothy head,nice lacing. Nice fresh citrus aroma,juicy.Hoppy , dankish. Some bready buiscuit. Very good taste of light toast/buiscuit,some citrusy,piney hops,same with bitter.Creamy mouthfeel,full,bitter finish pineycitrus. Little bit of yeastiness, mildly dry finish.Some lingering bitter. Very enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (29) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
Lava lamp-coloured with ephemeral foam. Smells of green apples and white wine. Tastes of hops, with hints of brussel sprouts and green grapes. The aftertaste is hoppy and stays for a long time, reminiscent of cigarette smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (137) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle at home - but will look out for version on tap when next in those parts (Dublin) where it can be gotten. Good bitterness and clean refreshing taste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joe19612 (1858) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark gold colour with a medium size head, hoppy aroma, the taste is hoppy and fruity, with a long dry bitter finish.


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