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

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RATINGS: 277   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4993) - Ruhrcity, 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 (415) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (4730) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2014
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - clear blond-bornze beer with a little foam left; a fair hoppy aroma with spicy and flowery dominance; medium-bodied, velvety and pretty tasty; light earthy and pretty bitter; long spicy hoppy finish with resiney notes - very drinkable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2766) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Appearance: Golden orange with a decent bubbly white head. Aroma: hoppy, with lemon, lime and heather. Smells great. Flavour: bitter hops, nice lemon zest, pine, quite a good amount of carbonation, would pair wonderfully with a curry, long bitter and dry finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottled 500ml. -from Kuća Piva, Zagreb. Finally after I don’t know how much time (probably 10 or more months) I’ll rate this beer. Dark orange coloured, medium to big sized off-white head, aromatic hoppy nose with hint of caramel. Moderate malty, pleasant aromatic hoppy and very fruity with mild notes of caramel. Dry hoppy finish. Very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanCrusher (718) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 27, 2012
Copper/orange colour, almost without head. Typical IPA smell, but not too intensive - hay, citrus (grapefruit), pine. Bitter taste and aftertaste with long duration. It doesn’t disappoint, but I’ve expected a bit more from it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (948) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
Pours hazy amber with nice lastinh white head. Froral, fruity, citrus and malty aroma. Taste much the same with malty bitterness. Not sure about the balance in this one. Bitter, lasting finish. A sure re-rate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (462) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
It has a wonderful hoppy, citrus and floral smell. It is a light golden color with a medium bodied head. It has a hoppy taste with a floral dominance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - JUN 30, 2014
Amber color with big head. Nice caramel malt, herbal and zesty aroma. Light sweet with citrus flavour.


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