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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Brewed only in the spring, the Irish Style Ale is a special blend of four types of malted barley and three varities of hops. This ale is characterized by it's sweet malty flavor and refreshing light scent. The rich red color is very distinctive to the origins of this style of ale. Available February 1 - May 30


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Gray’s Irish Style Ale pours a red/mahogany hue with a half-finger of creamy offwhite head. Aroma is quite malty (misleading sweet scent). My first thought is amber or red ale. More bitterness than I expected upon first taste. Definitely due to some of the more common American hop varieties. Hard to describe, but this is pretty much a standard ale flavor...if someone wanted to know what an ale might taste like, I’d use something like this to differentiate between the crispness that I associate with many traditional lagers. Gray’s Irish Ale isn’t sweet, but it has a pretty wide open scale that lends a sort of sweetness. Very much a session ale on the drinkability scale.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1413) - Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle - good size foamy head, nice dark amber color, balanced malty aroma and flavor with mild nuts, full bodies - very good for this style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (806) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On-tap at the local BWW. This pours a dark amber color with a foamy, beige head. The aroma is very malty. The texture thin with average flavor. Not bad, but nothing all that special either.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark copper with a half finger of quickly disappearing white head. Aroma of caramel and nuts. Taste is somewhat metallic and follows aroma. Light bodied with a thin texture. Soft carbonation and not much of a finish. Meh, drinkable but not super special.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Not a bad red ale. Aroma of fresh malt and a nice bite at the end of the mouth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pkbites (693) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle. Lovely amber red. Caramel/grainy nose and caramel flavor with nuts, intreptinol, and brown sugar. Metallic aftertaste with a metric ton of water. Higher alcohol content is undetected due to the watery mouthfeel. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5004) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a sampler pack. This pours reddish brown and has a nice creamy beige head that never disappears. A steady layer of foam on the side of the glass. An aroma of rich malts that are Irish, and some earth. That malt is tasted along with citrus hops and fruit. Strawberries late is interesting. The feel is creamy and rich. This was easy to drink and the fruit flavors grew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Slightly hazy, brownish-red pour with an off-white head. The malty aroma has hints of caramel and nuts. It has a light body with a slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a mildly dry finish.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
robobeerbelly (51) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Brownish red when poured. Light pleasent sent. Decent flavor but a little heavier on the carbonation. Overall pretty good to beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
On draft at the Univ of Wisconsin. Pours reddish amber with an ecru head. Malty aroma. Some light caramel notes. No evidence of hops. Smooth clean finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (5574) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a completely transparent whiskey with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of mild hops and malt with an average mouthfeel. Forgettable.


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