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Brewed by Carlow
Style: American Pale Ale
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 215   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (5539) - 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 (599) - 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 (639) - 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 (292) - 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 (645) - Iglesias, ITALY - JUN 30, 2014
Amber color with big head. Nice caramel malt, herbal and zesty aroma. Light sweet with citrus flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2010
Bottled, from Bull and Castle, Dublin. Clear deep golden, rich airy head. Aroma of lychee and pear. Freshly hoppy and fairly sweet with well rounded doughy malt. Growing bitterness. Pleasantly hop aromatic, though a bit sweet to be truly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Herbs and lemon notes. Heavy bitter very nice flavor. Long nice heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2011
50cl bottle @ Bull and Castle, Dublin. Thanks Dave. Dorée claire, col blanc. Une bière citronnée ayant les bonnes qualités d’une IPA avec ce petit côté irlandais. Le dry-hopping donne une bonne note herbeuse au palais avec une très bonne balance entre amertume et un profile malt qui se veut discret. Un côté fruité de citron, agrumes et pamplemousse viennent agrémenter la dégustation. Une très bonne surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1031) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2012
This one looks like a pilsener, with its crystal clear, sparkling golden body. The head is slightly off-white, long-lived and laces the glass very well. The aroma is fairly strong and is dominated by hops, but there are also malty traces in the back. It’s sweet fruity with peach, grapefruit and orange, and some refreshing herbs. Very crisp and clean! Moderate to light sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish that is quite long-lasting and slightly dry-ish. The hops are not surprisingly the main contributor to the fruity flavours: again it’s peach and citric notes, also bitter resin and herbs. The flavours aren’t as strong as the aroma, but still a very tasteful brew. Wonderful mouthfeel, the texture is creamy and smooth and the beer isn’t as light bodied as I often find pale ales with this low ABV. This is close to being the perfect session beer, I could easily drink this one all night!
[50 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2728) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 21, 2012
Pours burnished gold with slight white head and classic American hops peppery grapefruit nose. Bitter up front with citrus flavour and long floral bitter finish.


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