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.
MaltOne (273) - 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 (619) - - 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 (629) - 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 (1691) - 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
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Lemke10 (890) - 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.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad red ale. Aroma of fresh malt and a nice bite at the end of the mouth.
pkbites (720) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Strykzone (5535) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Finhead (1352) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.