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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


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.

3.9
   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 (6354) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2593) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2008
Draught @ Brewpub: Interesting pour. It has a bit of the Guinness-like cascade going on with it. It pours a coppery-amber color, which ended up being almost clear. Needless to say, it ended up with a decent size off-white head that leaves some lacing. There is a hint of roastiness to the nose. Earthy, grassy hops predominate the aroma, with some caramel also. It has a decent malt body, with a slightly dry taste. Very little sweetness to it. This is a very good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Growler shared with theisti. Pours reddish-brown with a thin skin of off-white head. On the nose are: caramel, flowers and a faint peat note in the background. Light to medium-bodied and slick with a clean, lightly dry finish. This one tastes like a blend of about two-thirds Irish ale (caramel malt base) and one-third Scottish ale (peaty smoked malt). This is a solid and tasty session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (584) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
On tap @ Free State Brewery. A nice red color with a bubbly tan head. A light aroma of toasty malts with a bit of sweetness. The taste is sweet and malty with a nice buttery mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
A not bad irish ale released near St. Pattie’s. Amber in color, thick and creamy. Some bread and caramel in the flavor and a bit of mellow hoppiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Pours a translucent amber with a large foamy very light tan lacing head. Aroma of nuts, toffee and toasted cereal grains. Flavor really showcases a nice fresh lightly toasted cereal grain maltiness, some toffee and light caramel notes.


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