tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a growler. Pour deep garnet red with a rich light tan head. Yeast drived fruity esters, biscuity and caramel malts in the nose. Big biscuit and caramel malt flavor with some berry like yeast flavors. You can taste a little bit of roasted barley. Mellow bitterness. Fuller body. Avarage carbonation. This is exactly what I want in an Irish ale. Thanks to csbosox for picking this up for me.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh growler courtesy of phillybeer2112. Pours brown with a fair thin head that takes a while to subside. Smells of tealike hops, roses, caramel and some spice. Tastes of spice, rich malt, some coffee hints and nutty. Mouthfeel is thin and semi-sweet. Finish is tangy with hints of sweet malt. This is a well balanced very sessionable ale.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured amber with a dirty white head. Aroma was really lacking. I didn’t sense much except a slight hint of chocolate. Flavor was the same as the aroma. Medium body with a slightly dry finish. This beer defines average.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap: Pours a copper red color with a little lacing and carbonation meandering its way towards the top. Little to no head, but it may have been gone by the time it was brought all the way to my table. The aroma wasn’t particularly strong, mear weak in fact, but it was plesant. Some definite malts characteritcs, caramel/toffee. The flavor was sweet malts, caramel, and maybe a touch of earthy tones (grass).
bu11zeye (11973) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap at brewery) Pours a deep amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Flavor of malts, fruit, and caramel. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
heemer77 (5126) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 Thin head with a beautiful red body. The aroma is malty and smoky with some corn. Also hints of grass. The taste is mild with grass and some tobacco. A decent version of the style. Would make for a decent session beer.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved the color. A very good representation of the style I think, not too sweet of a caramel note and a restrained earthiness as well.
Indra (2670) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2006 Pretty tasty interpretation of the Irish Ale. Garnet color and nice malty smoothness, but still somewhat light-bodied and not bitter in any way. Great for early springtime, straight from the tap handle or growler!