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

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtourist (36) - 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
dnicolaescu (1086) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 31, 2013
Head: off-white, big, creamy. Colour: goden-amber. Aroma: hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit. Taste: fruit/citrus, malty, quite bitter, with a bitter, citrus and zesty finish. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3425) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is very robust, the body dark golden-brown. It smells sweet, hoppy, a bit creamy, ok. The taste is hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, malty, balanced and overall medium intensive. 13/12/11/11/-/12

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5167) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2013
A wonderful, citrus filled and very fresh ale. Aromas of grapefruit, bit vanilla dn some lemons. Refreshing, medium in carbo. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2002) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
@Porec(Kroatië), Konzum, fles 0,5L
aroma: grapefruit achtig, dry hoppig, citrus,
smaken: zwaar bitter, grapefruitm citrus, dry hopping bitterheid. matige body, licht waterige ondertonen, normale co2
lekker alternatief tussen al het Kroatisch pilsgeweld.
echter wat te beperkt in vergelijking met andere Pale Ale’s

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2390) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 22, 2013
Keg @ Kehoes, Dublin [200913]
Pale blonde, clear, thin white head, some lacing
Aroma - Grassy zesty hops, some light sweet malt
Taste os bitter grassy hops, bitter zest, pale sweet malt background, notice the dry hopping, not that fruity, like the sweetness offsetting the dry hop bitterness
Palate - Medium carb, light to medium body, quite stinging resinous dry bitter hops and sweet pale malt, good sharp palate. Finish as main flavour, quite dry, lingering fairly bitter tail.
Overall - Tasted fresh here, good sharp palate...overall I liked it

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Liamrua (49) - Waterford, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2014
.5l bottle from The Wine Centre. Lightly chilled which seemed to be just right. Light golden colour. Creamy head with light lacing. Hoppy aroma with a citrus finish. A very balanced taste of light grass and citrus with a lovely balanced hoppiness. Light carbonation with a lingering balanced hoppiness. A very impressive beer with perfectly balanced hops.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10843) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle. Golden color. Slightly herbal grass,m lemon and grapefruit in the aroma. Firm earthy herbal citric grassy hopbitter flavor, that keeps lingering in the aftertaste, Maybe a bit thin, but dry and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (700) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Hazy golden color, huge off-white head. Thin to medium body. Creamy texture, soft carbonation. Hoppy and floral aroma. Bitter sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (5768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2014
Draught (Little Dublin, Norrtälje) - Hazy amber in colour. Peach, citrus and perfumed soap in the aroma. Moderately hoppy taste with notes of peach, citrus and floral hops, as well as some slightly metallic hints.


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