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Brewed by Carlow
Style: American Pale Ale
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2011
50cl bottle @ Bull and Castle, Dublin. Thanks Dave. Dorée claire, col blanc. Une bière citronnée ayant les bonnes qualités d’une IPA avec ce petit côté irlandais. Le dry-hopping donne une bonne note herbeuse au palais avec une très bonne balance entre amertume et un profile malt qui se veut discret. Un côté fruité de citron, agrumes et pamplemousse viennent agrémenter la dégustation. Une très bonne surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 1, 2011
500 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5.2%. Dry hopped. Golden colour, big white head. Strong fruity / citrussy aroma of Cascade and Amarillo hops, some hints of stale / rotting citrus peel too. The flavour is also citrussy and zesty, with a proper bitterness in the finish. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle: aroma is hoppy, some citrus, lemon zest and grapefruit, some light grassy notes as well, flavor, the same hoppy notes backed by bready malt, really nice, refreshing, great session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1454) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
A deep golden brew with a very high carbonation rate and modest white head that falls to a clumpy white film. Aroma has a modest citrus note, mild earthy hops and some light pale malt presence last. Flavor overall isn’t bad but it does trend a bit on the watery side, if not for the over carbonation, it would feel really watery. The hops not is much more subdued in the flavor but fits the style very well. A very earthy hops flavor hits first which transitions into a generic bitterness with a light pale malt graininess and then finishes with just a kiss of orange citrus flavor. Body is pretty light but the high amount of carbonation gives a false sense of body. A nice dryness hits the tongue right at the end. Great lacing is left on the glass. Overall not a bad brew but my one problem is the very high carbonation as it makes the beer feel more like a champagne.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2011
500 ml @ Patricks. Clear, deep golden body with a dense off-white head. Relatively light aroma of fruit, grass and hint of caramel. Flavor is mild malt, caramel, citrus fruit and just a little tine hint of oxidation. Medium body, light and refreshing flavor, not much bitter. Not very exiting, but a nice thirst-quencher.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2011
Pours yellow with a nice soapy head, aroma of apricot, British hops, pineapple and butterscotch, flavor is bitter with malt notes, vanilla, grapefruit and tea, medium bodied, nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ Patricks Pub, Kristiansand
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of citrus, grass and a little butterscotch. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is light to oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1145) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2011
absolutely delicious, hoppy in the aroma and flavor, very reminiscent of sierra nevadas pale ale, or stones pale ale, west coast in the color and flavor. floral and citrusy with a little grapefruit. very easy to drink, and the direction this brewer should be going in, very good for irish micro brewing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle, at Patricks Pub. It’s a clear amber beer with a fingerthick off-white head. Fruity, grassy nose with a biscuity maltyness and some caramel. Some piney hops too. The flavor has a sweet caramel biscuity base and fruity, piney and grassy hops up front. Full body and a bit unpleasant carbonation. Too metallic in the end. Pleasant bitterness though. Nothing superb here, but it drinks easily and is far from bad. 110311

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle@Patricks.Thanks Lars.Pours golden with an off-white head.Aroma of malt, grains, caramel, grass and fruitines.Flavor is sweet caramel malt with some bitterness and grass.Medium body,average carbonation.Nothing bad but slightly boring.


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