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


on tap


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shortt1 (11) - - MAY 28, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
estpiwo (1319) - ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft. Dublin. Amber color. Strong grassy aroma of hops. Hoppy and pwerful taste also. Some malty tones. Strong bitter aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Cask@ Easter Beer Festival, Franciscan Well. Dark copper with a medium head. Floral hoppy aroma with some malty sweetness. Toasted malt flavour with a fairly decent level of cascade bitterness on the finish. Nice soft body. Good

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2012
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (946) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2013
On tap at a beer festival in Dublin. English American style IPA. Nice. I will try it again. But I still recommend it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2008
@ Tara’s Speciality Beer House in Killaloe: Clear amber, no head, weak floral notes of hops, wood and grapefruit. Taste is bitter with bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10420) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9313) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear amber-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and citrus. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering citusy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

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