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Brewed by J.W. Sweetman
Style: American Pale Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A blend of pale and crystal malts and ample quantities of Cascade hops from America’s Pacific Northwest. Well balanced, medium bodied, citrusy and unfiltered; this is a California-style dry-hopped Pale Ale that is full of flavour with intense hop aromas.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at J.W. Sweetman, Dublin. Reddish amber, cloudy pour with a thick white head. Very aromatic. Grapefruit, pine, cat, floral, toffee. Refreshing, slightly dry and good carbonation. This is good and I am looking forward to trying the rest of their beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2037) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2013
Keg @ J W Sweetmans, Dublin [140813]
Amber, clear, dense thin white head, good lacing
Aroma of citrus resinous hops, mellow fruity malts, background of soft caramel
Taste of floral soft bit spicy hops, fresh soft resinous hops, touch of orange, nice fruity malt background, well balanced flavours - good hoppy flavour, not too bitter with the fruity malt
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, good carb for keg, smooth texture, good bitter sweet balance, quaffable. Finish as main flavour, hoppy, resinous, clean finish
Overall - Very well made beer, good flavours - easily drink a few pints of this

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (784) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2013
On draught at Sweetmans, no notes, from memory. Cloudy amber gold, thick white head. Lovely bready caramel nose, some floral and bread notes. Taste is superb, toasted malt, sweet caramel, tropical fruits, backed by a nice hop bite. Robust mouthfeel, soft carbonation, long well balanced finish. 4 quid a pint, brilliant stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamflower (542) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Shared with northropfye at brewpub in Dublin. An enjoyable pale ale. Nice balance. I enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2082) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
light amber colour with off white head and lacing, hoppy aroma, really nice, flavour is also quite nice hoppy resinous quality

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (32) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2013
Pint from the brewpub. Dark amber in colour with thick white head. Smells hoppy. Lots of cascade (my fave hop) so far so good. Taste doesnt disappoint. Lota of bitter, citric, hoppy goodness. Really tasty beer. This brewpub really are churning out some good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 22, 2013
Cask (handpull) at JWS, Dublin - first pint sold from a fresh cask. Deep orange with lasting white head. Plenty of pine in the aroma, some grapefruit, and fairly waxy orange - caramel and herb in there too. Taste gives a bigger hit of caramel (not sticky or cloying by any means), pithy grapefruit, very juicy blood-orange, loads of pine resin, some herbs. A good whack of slightly rough pithy citrus bitterness, which lingers for a while. Well balanced, lots of solid C-hop character. Good stuff - a solid APA at an incredibly sessionable ABV. Four quid a pint at all times too, so an extra point for value.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2655) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Appearance: Amber red, thick off white head. Aroma: HOPS!!!!!!! Delicious cascade hops, some cattiness, citrus, perfumy, smells great. Flavour: A little less hoppy than the aroma but still really well hopped, malty with a nice sweetness, bitter on the tongue with a medium length hoppy finish. Would LOVE to try this on cask with some dry hopping.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is fantastic and robust, the body is orange-red. It smells hoppy-aromatic, intensive, a bit bitter, but more fruity, a bit malty. The taste is hopintensive, a bit pellet, fruity, flowery. A hoparomatic and easy drinkable, really tasty Pale Ale from Dublin! I couldn´t stop to drink this one and the Porter as I was there ;) 15/13/13/12/-/13


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