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

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RATINGS: 230   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.


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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (729) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 19, 2014
Couleur dorée, reflets légèrement ambrés, forte mousse blanche crémeuse. Nez houblon agrumes citron, bien frais. Gout houblonné fruité agrume, palet herbeux presque tourbe, amertume de sapin, note très douce caramel et note d’épices. Bien sèche et amère en fin de bouche

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3372) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
From a bottle purchased in Dubiln and consumed at our place in Carrickshock, Ireland. Pours a cloudy gold with a white head and good lacing. Nose of floral and citrus hops. Medium body. Nice smooth mouth feel. Flavor is a mix of the those floral and citrus hops. Finish is citrus and lightly bitter. Good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Mum and Dads, from Tesco Dundalk, 30/08/14. Clear golden with a well appointed off white head that dissipates but still retains as a sizeable mass. Nose is light soap, citric notes, caramel, bready, faint vanilla, light orchard. Taste comprises light tropical vibes, bread dough, light spice, vanilla, caramel malt, hint of pine. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Whilst drinkable, a fairly pedestrian beer for the style, lacks in po presence.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foffern (1227) - 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 (1954) - 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 (225) - 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 (357) - - 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 (154) - 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 (372) - 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


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