Brewed at Hilden

Style: Irish Ale
Craigavon, Northern Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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McGrath’s Irish Red is named in honour of the ’Mighty’ Master McGrath, the greatest greyhound to have ever raced and who won the hare coursing Waterloo Cup 3 times in 1868, 1869 and 1871. Owned by the 2nd Baron, Lord Lurgan of Lurgan, Co Armagh Master McGrath became the town’s most famous sporting hero being renowned both nationally and internationally. During his racing career he was defeated only once in 37 course meetings. A medium bodied traditional ale, combining the caramel sweetness of the malts with toasted biscuit notes, balanced carefully by the earthy hops, finishing slightly dry but smooth on the palate. To be savoured on its own is a must...however it can equally be enjoyed when paired with meat or game dishes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7732) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Miedium high creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy dar54k red brown body. Dried fruit berries caramel hay aroma. Sweet and yet light bitter slightly metallic citrus caramel malt flavor with low carbonation and a short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2013
Clear amber, rocky off white head, not much, doesn?t last. Not much nose, dusty sweet malt. Flavour is sweet malt, caramel, slightly watery. Very light body, not much finish. The label is better than the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2013
The head is good, the body red-brown and clear. It smells grainy, ambermalty, malty, some bitterness, refreshing, flowery, ok. The taste is a bit malty, bit hoppy, flowery, fruity, interesting. 13/12/11/12/12/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2977) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2013
Bottle. Clear ruby red with an offwhite head. Burnt sugar, dry wood on a dry roast base bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (4072) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle @Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma heavy of caramel/burnt sugar, some whiskey notes in the background. Taste is woody, lots of burnt sugar. Body is thin-medium

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2786) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Appearance: Blackcurrant red, small white head. Aroma: Malty, lots of straw/grass with a hint of dark fruit & bran. Flavour: Grainy, a little dry, a hint of smoke, roasty, thin mouthfeel with a touch of chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diaga (8) - IRELAND - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
Pours a deep copper/red with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Hints of toasted chocolate on the nose, with the same on the tongue followed by a nice earthy bitterness to finish. Fairly dry on the palate with a satisfying after-taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3526) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
50cl bottle at Bittles Bar, Belfast. Pours deep amber with a small off-white head. Lightly fruity and hoppy aroma lightly toasted malt, caramel and hints of spices. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet with biscuits and caramel. Quite bitter finish and aftertaste. Refreshing. (2011-06-09)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, caramel, berry notes, light to moderate hoppy, grass, dusty. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111105]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. A crystal clear dark amber colored body is topped by a dense, off-white head. It’s malty on the nose, with a touch of dried fruits. Rather weak. The flavor is equally boring and uninteresting. It’s a beer that drinks easily, but I know for sure I couldn’t drink it all night due to its dullness. There’s some caramel and dried fruits, but they certainly didn’t use much hops in it. Booooring. 111105

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