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Brewed by Carlow
Style: American Pale Ale
Carlow, Ireland

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RATINGS: 219   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (1482) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 19, 2012
Bottle. Light hazy golden with a medium head. Very hoppy aroma - citrus, pine, citrus, pine,... and grapefruit. Oh, some apple esters seem to be in here as well. Very nice. Dry body countered by a light oiliness of the hops. Decidedly hoppy flavour with a very bitter finish and an aftertaste of pine, citrus, earth and grass. Very tasty hop bomb from Ireland.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (794) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Pours a deep gold, nice white head. Soft hopped nose, some fresh grass and hay. Nothing overwhelming. Nice smooth english hop/pale ale style bitterness in the flavour. Finish is malty. A nicely done pale ale, nice to have one with isnt murdered with hops. Re-rated, they appear to have tweaked the receipe - way more hop forward and a pronounced biscuit malt, mouth feel as smooth as you like. Fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
triskaideka (128) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle at home - but will look out for version on tap when next in those parts (Dublin) where it can be gotten. Good bitterness and clean refreshing taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8745) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle: A bit unclear, golden to deep golden, medium-sized loose and stable off-white head, moderate fruity nose with distinctive herbal-lemony hops, some barley detectable; moderate to solid dry bitter flavour, still presenting a shy, subdued sweetness, light to medium bodied; dry fruity-hoppy finish, dominated by flavours of oranges and grapefruits.Guinness? Who needs Guinness…

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2137) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
A bit under-rated I think. Amber body, with off white head, nice lacing. Vibrant hoppy aroma. Bitter taste, lots of flavour. A really solid APA in my books.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfuen03 (316) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2013
Good white head; low sized bubbles. Amber color transparent liquid. Hoppy, fruity (apple), herbal aroma. Light to medium body; bitter dry finish. Taste is smooth and bitter. Not very complex but amazingly balanced. Apple hints.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3536) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours a hazy gold color with a huge 10cm frothy white head. Very frothy, lasting white head. Good balanced malt and hop aroma with mild sweetness and appreciable bitterness. Flavor is tingy. Danky bittersweet, but mostly danky. This is a dank beer. Those northern irish!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2010
0.5 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä. Copper color with good head retention. Tart fruity aroma with flowery and lemony hops. Dry flowery and lemony flavor with notes of minerals. Firm bitterness, very hop-forward beer. Light bodied and drinkable. Fairly close to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11127) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle @ Republikken, Kolding.
Pours clear orange amber with a medium, staying, creamy, off-white head. Good lacings. Aroma has good, fresh hoppiness, peachy. A hint of metal. Low carbonation, a bit light but fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is soft, light malty, doughy, light biscuity. Fine fruity and floral hoppiness with a good, bitter bite. Quite delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle: aroma is hoppy, some citrus, lemon zest and grapefruit, some light grassy notes as well, flavor, the same hoppy notes backed by bready malt, really nice, refreshing, great session beer.


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