Brewed at Hilden

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23320) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2010
Bottled at Bull & Castle, Dublin. Copper colur, rich airy head. Marked roasty aromas with overripe fruits, dough and grass. Mid sweet with light-medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Peaty and roasty, lightly salty. Mildly bitter finish. Pleasant and hugelydrinkable with some depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle whilst on a lovely holiday in the south. Brownish with a trace of red. Nice malty aroma with a dry finnish. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle @ John Hewitt, Belfast. Deep red colour. Thick head. The aroma is of rich caramel. Deep earthy caramel, toast, biscuits. Full body - a rich and characterful example.

   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1412) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from bridge House jdw Belfast a reddy Brown ale with off White head a carmel sweetness is foremost followed by some light malt and berry fruits nice irish ale sweet and smooth

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evadoit (36) - meath, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2013
cereal, coffee, resin, earthy, woody, red, light body, average carbonation, really lovely recommend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3750) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2016
Clear ruby brown, off-white lacing foam head. Nice caramel. toast aroma. Great bitter taste, again some toast tones. Great beer. (Belfast 201608)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle @ the John Hewitt. Deep garnet brown with rather thick stable head. Spicy gingerale aroma. Malt is doughy and house character yeast is similar to the blonde and shows here too. Juicy palate. Flavors are nice. The body is more so, is much fuller than the blonde with nice malt character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43533) - 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]

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