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


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwianer (3340) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (55) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (914) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
massingasetta (255) - München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
Really wonderful Pale Ale from J.W. Sweetman that fulfills all requirements of an excellent Pale Ale Beer. Colour and Foam are adequate and this beer is well balanced, has a fruity body with a full dose of hop taste and aftertaste. A great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2693) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3072) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 24, 2013
From growler at Reuben’s
Hazy burnished gold. Dank hops and grainy malt. Fresh dirtiest grapefruit, shortcake malt, fresh and quaffable. At once unfinished and ready to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liamagester (17) - Swords, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2013
Typical golden straw colour. Refreshing citrus hop taste with lingering finish. Every mouthful is delicious. Very impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
På fad, jW Sweetmans brewpub i Dublin. Næsten klar ravgylden med et pænt og holdbart off-white skum. Endnu en amr. humlet irsk pale ale. Krydret, floral, citrussy næse. Men ret engelsk malt-base: karamel, nødder, toffee, hø. Ret velkomponeret, smagsrig men crisp. Og imponerende fyldig med så lav abv. Lang bitter finish. Virkelig god.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (651) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5145) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Deep amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is bready with light caramel malt and some citrus hop notes going on. Bready malts, citrus hops a decent dry citrusy bitter finish. Pleasant surprise

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