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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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At McSorley’s ale is well. McSorley’s Irish Pale Ale is from the old house at home. Established in 1854 in NYC and brewed by McSorley’s Brewery in Wilks-Barre, PA. Brewed in the tradition of the historic walls of McSorley’s Old Ale House. It took 116 years, the pressure of public opinion and ultimately the authority of a court order for McSorley’s to surrender. By the mid 1970s, McSorley’s allowed woman inside the bar at 15 E. 7th St for the very first time. Ah, but the owners did not completely forgo tradition, women would wait until 1986 to get their own restroom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
generallee08 (620) - New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
The body has a deep golden amber color with a small one finger thick head on top. The head is very light and soapy. It fades out quickly and makes no lacing at all. There is a light sweetness with a touch of light roasted malt and grain. There are some light hop notes too which add light herbal and metallic notes. Its flavor pretty much walks the same line as its aroma. Mildly sweet grainy malt hooks up with herbal/metallic hop bitterness for balance. It finishes with some of the odd tangy metallic hop notes hanging on to the tongue. Its light to medium bodied with light carbonation and a boring feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockeybeerguy (1679) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was always poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-decent looking pale golden amber color with a decent half finger-ed white foamy head that barely lasted for twenty seconds. Lacing, uh...what lacing, there wasn’t any. The smell, well, it had that soapy/British malts that doesn’t bother me like it does most people, fuggles (earthy) hops. The taste was semi-sweet through the British malts. The palate sat about a light to medium and tried to show somewhat of decent sessionability but I found myself really only having about one in a time period. Carbonation seemed fairly clean and crisp and slightly smooth. Overall, uh...for the most part, just another regular English Pale Ale that doesn’t excite but still shows its worth if one happens to put this with some fish n’ chips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfp13jr (148) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Standard bulk brew ale. Nothing special, but still better than the big three offerings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2014
355 ml bottle, paid only 178 yen for this one @ Jiyugaoka Garden. Pours dark amber, a bit hazy with a nice foam top - that is gone in minutes. Aroma is nice and fruity, melon. First sip reveals quite high carbonation that this beer has, along with a nice bitter aftertaste. Good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Rated on 01-12-2010 (Bottle) This beer forms a small very fizzy off-white head that mostly diminishes, transparent orange body with a golden tint, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, spicy, citrus and pine hops. The Taste is bitter, caramel malt and citrus hops. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not over-the-top hoppy tasting and does not have a lot of character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours a golden color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma and taste are the same. Old citrus fruit and sweet grain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (243) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Smooth and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Awktoberfest (289) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Not bad. A bit of fruitiness in the taste... Easy to drink and probably a mass people pleaser. Not bad... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours light caramel golden in color with a thin white head. Has a light bready aroma with a touch of hops. Fairly easy drinking ale, not overly hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

10/06/2010: McSorley’s Irish Pale Ale... Aroma: Biscuit malt; floral and grassy hoppiness; edge of honey. Appearance: Very nice pour; rich golden color with a slight chill haze; fluffy and frothy heaf of beige-colored foam; moderate carbonation; lasting head. Flavor: Doughy honeycomb maltiness with a touch of toasty butterscotch in the middle; moderate floral and grassy hoppiness and bitterness; bright, leafy hops; dry, grassy and herbal finish; nicely balanced overall. Palate: Medium body; super smooth; slightly creamy; filling. Overall: Nice, enjoyable, mildly interesting; quite under-rated.

12 fl. oz. bottle from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #161 for this beer.

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