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

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (2060) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2016
Botella. @La Taberna de Hank, Luanco 12/06/2016 Color amarillo, sabor frutal, cuerpo medio.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9392) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2016
Medium, light yellowish head over copper-golden beer, low carbonaion. Hops, slightly spicy and herbal. Sweet, pale & toasted malts; finish has the hops returning. Not really New World, but fruity all the same. Feels better than it looks, medium bodied at best. More than halfway decent.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
imdownthepub (13040) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Keg at Exils, Strasbourg, France. Hazy yellow gold with white head. This is pretty bland for an American Pale, sweet with a toffee, caramel background. Thin. Not great.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3357) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle at Sternbräu, Rankweil. Aroma is light biscuity malt, fruity hops, citrus, sweet orange. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Nice easy bit sweetish IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Grass, pencil shavings, caraway and thyme on the nose. Clear amber, medium yellow head, nice lacing. Honey, orange peel, dough. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Seems to have a herbal spiciness I often find in rye beers. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1200) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. Home. Gift from my dad. A golden orange to yellow sparkling beer ; small white head ; medium retention. Resin, herb, fruits (lemon, red berries), light spice, light caramel, flower. Medium dry bitter refreshing ; sweet note. Medium body, thin texture, average to soft carbonation, fruity herbal expressive finish. Overall, a good light fruity herbal ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phfyysik (649) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2016
Pours golden clear with small head. Aroma is fresh grass, floral notes, citrus, some sour notes, apple. Taste is quite same, refreshing. After taste gives some strong citrus bitterness. Nice beer!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blastomorpha (57) - - MAY 12, 2016
Nothing really interesting to say about. Some citrus in the aroma and flavour, but it’s just another bland beer from O’Hara’s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle acquired thhrough WolfCarnivals exit from work. Cheers pal. I enjoyed this out on the balcony on a hot day. Perfect conditions. It’s bitter and dry. Grapefruit notes. Tastes like an English PAle Ale as much as that’s a thing. Quite enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 20, 2016
UPDATED: APR 20, 2016 I thought I rated this one. Bottle at Sheridan?s Irish Pub in Zagreb. Hazy golden, small white head. Elderberry, flowers, meadow. Sweet, light to medium body, medium to high carbonation. Some hoppiness in the finish, some malts also. Nice texture, but to carbonated. I remember this as a better beer while it was on tap.


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