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

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RATINGS: 237   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1252) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a clear light amber with a small, off-white head. Fruity aroma with grassy hops, citrus and pine. The flavour mirrors the aroma. Has a slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A nice and balanced pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
munja (8) - - AUG 6, 2014 does not count
pleasant hoppy aroma, citrusy, floral. pale, clear, white foam. somewhat sweet. bitter aftertaste. balanced flavor. medium light body. very drinkable, not very bitter, refreshing. liked it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1975) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Hazy gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy to chunky off white head. Aroma is bright apple heavy tree fruit, citrus and floral hops, biscuit, English yeast fruity esters a little toffee and light spicy notes. Flavor is toast and biscuit up front leading to citrus rind, dusty dried stone fruit, light medicinal notes, planty, fruity and floral hops, citrus rind and light spicy/herbal hops and mineral notes to the finish. Light to medium body with a creamy entry, medium, blanketing carbonation and dry finish with a mineral dryness to the finish. Good stuff overall, more English style to me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tayeth (240) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Geruch nach Heu, Zitrus, etwas Petersilie und Kräuter. Geschmack angenehm nach Zitrus mit leichtem Malzeinschlag.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
gueuze (386) - - JUL 29, 2014
Geruch leicht C-hopfigm ansonsten aber vor allem herb. Im Geschmack auch, zum ende hin leicht astringierend. Ein PA ohne massiv C-Hopfen! ;)

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Klimaet (214) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle somewhere in Bled, Slovenia. Pours a clear golden amber with a white thin head. Aroma is pretty sweet and hoppy. Slight citrus. Taste is pretty hoppy... Not much more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestergaard (394) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Pours clear yellow-amber. Aroma is rather sweet fruity with citrus and exotic stuff. Taste on the other hand is rather bitter, and haven't Got much Else to offer. Pretty weak aromas. Still pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (962) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Pint on-tap at La Bon Crubeen, Dublin, Ireland (€5.70):
Sweet with some good earthy notes & a freshness from the background fruits with some malts & further sweetness. Not overly strong but manages to strike the right balance with a nice, slightly bitter finish & a few extra fruits thrown in too.
Clear, light amber colour with a creamy white head that is about 2cm & holds great with almost no initial movement & some nice bits of lacing left on the sides of the glass.
Very hoppy tasting, more so than I expected with the dry hopping paying off. There was a solid bitterness with some citrus & pine coming through alongside some of the earthy malts that featured on the nose. There was also a sweetness throughout & plenty of background fruits with some caramel too.
Smooth on the palate with a bitter and quite hoppy feel thanks to the dry hopping. The beer was dry with medium carbonation but held a good balance from the start.

A very nice tasting American pale ale and one that surprised me in just how good it was, I wasn’t expecting anything like this. It is a beer I hope to pick up again at some point and I undoubtedly will if I can manage to find it in Scotland.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franzen (331) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Faint aroma but some floral components. Golden clear nice white head. Nice floral taste, malty with low bitterness. Creamy low carbonation. mild aroma and taste but very nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9008) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Some friutiness with citrus.


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