keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (5204) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, deep red/amber with a small beige head.
Toffee, berry aroma.
Taste is slightly bready, fruity, toffee malt.
A bit flat feeling, but a nice flavour.
nimbleprop (6319) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the UW Memorial Union pours a clear Mber with some fading white head. Nose has malt, apple, pear, some raisin, caramel, yeast. Flavor is chewy grains, soggy bread, pear, carrot. Dry finish.
shrubber85 (9452) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Butterscotch candies/toffee malt and light straw aroma. Amber with small head. Mildly sweet buttery toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Light body. Decent and easy drinking.
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source as Busted Knuckle, courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of toasted fruity caramel. Taste is sweet malt and caramel. OK.
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light mahogany red with brief lacy head. Light , slightly sweet, malt aroma. Mildy sweet malt flavor with a hint of tempering hops. Palate light. Overall an easy drinking beer in the Celtic tradition... mostly malt wit a faint dry finish. Balanced and simple.
Cousin_Larry (701) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
twindadplus2 (638) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear ruby colored with a very thin, fast disappearing head. Sweet nutty, toffee aroma. Caramel malt and lightly bitter taste. Very light carbonation and a short malty finish. This might not be the greatest red ale out there bu t after I sampled a series of clinkers this one was a welcome change.
csaso (1811) - Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Lemke10 (913) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.