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

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RATINGS: 229   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1365) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2014
Bona cervesa, té un bon equilibri entre l’amargor i el toc dolç. Buena cerveza, tiene un buen equilibrio entre el amargor y el toque dulce.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (941) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrscruff (19) - Killaloe, IRELAND - SEP 28, 2013
On draught at the crafty fox, limerick. Great citrus smell and bursting with a strong, hoppy flavour. Packs quite a punch as well!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cikamatko (13) - CROATIA - FEB 1, 2014
roasty, leather, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1061) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 6, 2014
clear golden colour, moderate sized creamy off-white head;aroma of grape, citruses, slight earthy notes, caramel and tropical fruits; taste is dominated by citrusy-grassy hops with some maltyness in the background; really good 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4070) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 Was very happy when I found this new (well, new to me) beer at my favorite bottle shop today for two reasons: "New" and an APA. I still have dozens of Belgian Ales and other Belgian beer at home, but my mouth screamed loud out for another style than this for days now. This one comes with a clear amber colour, low head and medium body. Nose of fresh hops and spices. Taste of aromatic hops, pink and white pepper, thyme, herbs, spices like coriander, grass and light honey. Quite bitter and very dry finish. After I had some other beers of this brewery earlier in the year and they all were around average and boring, this one quite surprised me. Very refreshing, easy to drink and just great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Majek (333) - Ząbki, POLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Clear, golden colour with low and quickly diminishing head. Intensive aroma of citrus and malts. Taste is malty on the beginning, after that appears strong and long pleasant bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Maybe it’s not outstanding beer, but really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2014 Hazy golden color, huge off-white head. Thin to medium body. Creamy texture, soft carbonation. Hoppy and floral aroma. Bitter sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (2607) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Dark gold with a very fruity floral nose. The beer starts malty-floral with very fresh hoppy aroma. The mainpart is full & fresh, a bit earthy and dry. Till the end comes a nicely bitter hopped note, that fits in the floral and earthy flavour-profile. --> Nice and floral earthy IPA!! 12/12/12/12


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