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

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (5211) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2010
(0.5 l bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki) Poured amber and clear. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained hops, fruitiness and white bread. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, fruitiness, herbalness and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (2134) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 15, 2011
0.5L bottle, medium head with some lacing that lasts for a very long time, clear deep gold colour, aroma of frius and herbs, flavour of citrus and herbs with strong bitterness that develops to an extremely long bitter aftertaste, the effects of the dry hopping are quite noticable. Nice session ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22403) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2011
Bottled@Cosmic Comic Cafe, Turku. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity and floral hoppy along with some grass and mild maltyness. Flavour is quite much the same. Quite close to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3148) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2011
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Clear golxden body. Creamy tanned head that becomes a film, leaving good lacing. Invitingly hoppy, grassy and herbal on the nose with notes of citrus. Light sweet, mild bitter flavors with a distinct aromatic character containing malty notes, but also hops, especially in the bitter and dry finish. Medium body. Flatish and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden color with a small white head. Fresh aroma of floral and grapefruity hops and some biscuity malt. Nice hoppy flavor with flowers, some fruitiness and some backing malt sweetness (biscuits and bread hints), finishes moderately bitter with some citrus. Medium-bodied with a rather strong carbonation. I’d like a bit more bitterness, and the over-carbonation is a bit annoying, but the hops aroma and flavor are nice and make for a good drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
Lava lamp-coloured with ephemeral foam. Smells of green apples and white wine. Tastes of hops, with hints of brussel sprouts and green grapes. The aftertaste is hoppy and stays for a long time, reminiscent of cigarette smoke.

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 (1188) - 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 (3428) - 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 (5559) - 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.


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