Brewed by Franciscan Well (MolsonCoors)
Style: American Pale Ale
Cork, Ireland


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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An Anglo-American style pale ale combining a nutty malt flavour and a strong floral hop character imparted by "cascade" hops from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ACD (569) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikeschuld (52) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - OCT 12, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Yellow with a small white head. Weak grainy aroma with a honey note. Dry and grainy flavour with hops and honey in the aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Svesse (5862) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
(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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SaintMatty (4742) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2008
Cask (GBBF 2008) - Light golden in colour. Faint aroma of malt and some hops. Bitter taste with a slight hint of grapefruit. Rather bland and it seems they used the cascade hops rather sparingly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
Draught @ Tara’s Speciality Beer House. Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with caramel notes. Sweet and hoppy flavor with caramel and pine notes. Ends bitter.

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