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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
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This fine red ale is our tribute to the indomitable spirit of Grace O'Malley. Also called Granuaile or Grania of the Isles, in the 16th Century she captained the Pirate ship Greywolf II, carrying on the traditions of her father who sailed the ship Greywolf. She was elected chieftain of her people and received an offer from England's Queen Elizabeth I to be made a countess. In surprise, Grace asked how she could be made a countess when she was already a queen in her own right!
O.G. - 14.2/1067. Hops - 30.5 IBUs


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2007
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (884) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2006
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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
(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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2005
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2001
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!


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