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

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RATINGS: 238   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19670) - 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 (10618) - 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 (6800) - 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 (1150) - 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 (3074) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (1623) - 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 (919) - 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 (144) - 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 (8927) - 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 (2248) - 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.


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