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


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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinia (325) - Lviv, UKRAINE - DEC 4, 2014
Колір: золотис& прозори& стійка, навіть дуже стійка, дрібноз& залишає& на шклянці. багатющ& елєвий аромат -солодов хмелево- легко цитрусо& грушеви& трішки солодку& солідно охмелен& Довгий гіркий післясм& ОК.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (652) - München, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2015
A masterfully well brewed beer that has a perfect look and inviting smell of hop and malt. The first swallow brings about a really good bitterness. This beer encompasses the comfiness of Ireland in a beer. Really great beer that hits the taste buds where it should.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Clear golden colour with a nice white head. Medium mouth feel, with a bitter finish. Fresh and good carbonation. Lightly spiced, earthy and fruity hop flavour.
[Bottle at Oslo beer festival 2011]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2013
draft and bottle, Ireland. Amber color, medium white head. Grassy and rich spicy aroma. Spicy, full, hoppy taste. Nice bitter aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukardo (127) - CROATIA - JAN 16, 2014
Clear golden colour with creamy thick head. Taste is malty on the beginning, after that appears sweetness. Average carbonation. Really great beer! :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (2049) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1424) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nonshaugen (438) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Beautiful clear golden, two to three fingers slightly off-white head, quite thick, creamy foam, nice lacing. Grassy, floral hop aroma. Tremendous big, hoppy bitter taste. Grass, citrus, flowers and pine hit you immediately, but is balanced out by linguering sweet malt notes in the aftertaste. A great beer that deserves a good rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corkyrory66 (1398) - BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2015
Ipa en dry hopping, avec du malt d’orge et du froment, d’un niveau abv de 5,2 %. Couleur doré foncé brillant, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines par centaines partout. Mousse blanche épaisse, crémeuse, qui nappe à 2 mm. Arômes d’un beau malt blanc, pointe de muscade, pointe de pois frais, lentilles, avoine. 1ère bouche souple à la très belle entame maltée, épicée. Arrière-bouche longue, qui développe l’épice. 2ème bouche assez dense, qui vient à l’équilibre. Arrière-bouche où l’épice ressort, sur une déclinaison délicate. 3ème d’une grande profondeur. Arrière-bouche longue, équilibrée. Longueur qui fléchit un peu, mais reste très agréable. Jambes bien marquées, mais courtes. Levure douce, mais très simple. Alcool correct, il œuvre aux saveurs mais sans vigueur. Finale sans vraie surprise. CONCLUSION : un très beau pale ale, situé par ratebeer comme américain, mais que nous laisserons quand même à l’Irlande, puisque c’est bien un « irish pale ale », comme dit sur l’étiquette, et le nom ne prête pas à confusion ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3430) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle at The Gaffe, Dubrovnik. Clear golden body with a faint white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of lemon, underripe peach and grass. Flavour of orange pith, lemon and lime. Medium body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Crisp and hoppy - an unexpected treat.

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