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Growlers Irvington Pale Ale

Growlers Irvington Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A classic version of British pale ale. This beer is pale-copper in color and generously hopped with a dry, crisp, full bodied malt flavor.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4015) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Overall Impression: I use to visit this place semi-regularly after work when I was working at a place just down the street, and usually went for this beer as my choice.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2007
Draught at the brewery. Dark copper yellow, close to brown in color. Creamy tan head with soft bubbles. Another infected beer at Growlers, it smells of buttered dough and cooked vegetables, I guess that’s supposed to be the hops. Very similar to the IPA in the butter and celery flavors that are meant to be hop flavors, and also with a big dose of burnt toast. Not good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2006
The best of the bunch. A nice aroma, a nice flavor, a nice mouthfeel... over all I’d say this beer is ’nice’. Nothing too spectacular, but doesnt dissappoint in any single way either. A good english pale ale, begining to figure out I like me some English ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Draft... Clear amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is a swirl of pine, leather, toffee and big grapefruit. The decently balanced, malty flavor is moderately sweet and medium-bitter with layers of toffee, caramel and pink grapefruit rind. Full-bodied with an ultra-creamy mouthfeel and tranquil carbonation. Lengthy, bitter-sweet finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/12/2004 Total Score: 3.4
Draft... Crystal clear, amber ale with a fluffy, off-white head, weeping lacework and very good retention. The aroma is of caramel, apple and black pepper with some woodsy and earthy notes. Decently balanced beer, but just a touch on the bitter side with grapefruit peel within the flavor. Medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lengthy, bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2005
Draught at brewpub: Medium amber colored body, which is slightly cloudy, with a yellowish tan head. Aroma is mild, with notes of grains and hops. Yeah that’s about all I could get. Taste is fresh berries, grassy hops, spicy hops, alcohol, and a touch of black pepper. Moderate carbonation, medium bodied, nice mouthfeel. If this is supposed to be an english pale ale, it really is lacking the British malts, the earthy, sweet malt flavors, and the grassy/earthy British hops. It’s not a bad beer, just not what it claims to be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmcinerny (17) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2005
I really enjoyed the growler which I got of this. It is probably too hoppy to be considered an IPA. I think the hops make it more of an American pale ale. It was perfect with the Thai food I cooked with it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Been going here since the place opened and I thought the beer was bitter. Man how life has changed since those days. Clear copper, frothy white head. Nose is very English style pale, with floral hops, citrus, butterscotch, caramel, and earth. The flavor is very well balanced. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. 6.5% never detected. I think this beer has greatly improved over the years and is underrated by...well....all 5 others. :-)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Orange color with decent head and lacing. Agree with jeffc666 that the flavor is sour. At first I thought it was skunked but it was surprisingly drinkable. A definite depature from a typical IPA but not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Clear orange with a clean white head. Aroma has hints of sour? and hops. Flavor is quite sour (might be bad batch). The sour flavor does not make it undrinkable but all wrong for the style. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Eh, not bad. Noticeable hops, but not massive. Decent malts, a bit nutty. Was unfortunately a mite skunked and off.


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