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

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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (996) - 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 (352) - 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 (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized head. Some friutiness with citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (517) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
0.5 bottle. Clear, gold color and a big, white head. Fresh, fruity and floral aroma seems to come from dry hopping - relatively nice and sweet. Taste is just like the description reads - malty backbone with enough hops to let them take over the sensation. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is also hoppy but again not excessively. Overall the beer is pretty good and well-balanced - something I find very important in a brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Malt and light grapefruit flavor with light darker malts. Medium bodied. Light grapefruit and malt lingerswith light darker malts.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hrc_Cro (105) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 7, 2014
0.5l. Pours a fast dissapearing head. Nice smell of citrus. Extra bitter and it lasts. Nice taste addition of citrus, grapefruit comes to mind because of bitterness. Good beer if you like and can handle bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fall_ep78 (45) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
En let jævnt kedelig oplevelse, der på trods af den lovende aroma skuffer smags og synsmæssigt, da den på disse fronter minder aller mest om en pilsner - øv!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - JUN 30, 2014
Amber color with big head. Nice caramel malt, herbal and zesty aroma. Light sweet with citrus flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (598) - CROATIA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle, pours golden with a white head, has a caramel taste as well as a citrus floral bitterness, decent APA

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
trotwood (34) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Blurred lemon aroma. Later on, apparent sweet apple. Sweet and watery (only 10.5°P - too little for AIPA). Decent but rather unpleasant bitterness. Unpleasant aftertaste. Overall, weak and not balanced.


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