Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask @ Brew Dock in Dublin City.
Copper smooth pour, good white head and lace. Fruity, citrus, hops, malt, floral. Bitter and slightly dry on initial sip. Hint of caramel sweetness. Had it before the Stone Roses gig so extra Brucie bonus points for that.
Refreshing and very thirst quenching
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shortt1 (11) - - MAY 28, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A marked improvement from when I had this last time. Barman said they have used different malts and will do going forward. this is well balanced with a hoppy after taste that makes you want more. I would say the best Irish pale ale on the market at the moment. their beers in general seem to have increased in flavour. The barman also told me the owner is pushing for tastes to be challanged as more people are switching towards craft beer. Its great to hear . It is a little dark for a pale ale but that would be its only flaw in my opinion
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask pint (had it from the keg too). Golden/straw colour with decent white head, medium carbonation. Aroma of slight citrus, bit peppery, but nothing to write home about. Taste of citrus first of all, but leads to a very odd unbalanced malt/hop profile that doesn’t hit the palate too well - very rough mouthfeel. Not too impressed to be honest, much better Irish pale ales to be had.
mikeschuld (57) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bad sour suggary flavors like a, cough drop. Hop notes are good though. Clear but the head was a but lacking. Fairly watery and flat.
omhper (23313) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Porterhouse, Dublin. Hazy copper colour, small head. Quite intense bitter orange aroma. Mid sweet with solid body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Cookie-like malt mixes with salty grapefruit. Marked bitter finish. Rather hoppy, but also a bit rough.
sebletitje (9073) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Bull and Castle, Dublin.
Cuivre opaque, col est minime;
Arôme de renfermé avec le houblon donnant des notes de citron restant dans ce style anglais avec une approche US dans l’usage du houblon Cascade.
En bouche, une bière qui partage le coté pale ale avec le houblon américain, note herbeuse et épicée allant vers le pamplemousse, agrumes et citron pour un aspect finement amer. Malt reste présent quoique en retrait et donne à la bière une touche de caramel.
Christian (12671) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow with a small white head. Weak grainy aroma with a honey note. Dry and grainy flavour with hops and honey in the aftertaste
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap at the Porterhouse Temple Bar at the Independent Irish Beer & Whiskey Festival.
Pours a nice orange color, a bit hazy, with a 1 finger head that disappears slowly.
Smells nice and hoppy with a hint or floral/citrus.
Tastes like it smells with the hops being the overwhelming character and a bit of grapefruit and bitterness.
A bit rough around the edges when compared to more smooth examples of APAs, but still goes down nice.
I think that it went well with the Porterhouse burger. I would have more of these in one session, but had to get my hands and taste buds on other beers that were available at the Festival.
Comparable to Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale.
Svesse (7765) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Cask at GBBF, London, 6 Aug 2008) Pale yellow colour with almost no head. Fruity, grassy nose with tropical fruit. Fruity, malty taste with notes of grass, tropical fruit and some soapy, floral hops in the finish (what happened with the Cascade hops?). Fairly thin and rather boring.
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is malts, fruity hops and some mild hints of grapefruit and honey. Flavour is honey, hops, some grass and some pine.