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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2013
pours brownish amber, white head.... creamy hoppy aroma, taste is metallic hoppy with some fruit on the backend, ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2012
This is a nice cornucopia of off-flavors. Aluminum, butter, sourness, what doesn’t it have? Some pluses are the palate, which is smooth, and its appearance (what you’d expect).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1320) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Bought a sixer at 7-11 after the storm. Kind of a hoppy amber ale. Not much to say. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CanIHave4Beers (3969) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2012
From a amber colored glass bottle with a pry off cap.

Pours a bright orange color with a big fluffy white head that loosens up and shrinks while the glass chills out and I type this. I can see a spotty lacing forming.

The aroma is pretty faint, plenty of toasty malt and that’s about it, maybe some weird tomato character but that’s pretty faint.

The flavor is odd, bright and earthy at the same time, but not especially remarkable in either character. Some tartness, some caramel, some sweetness. Stylistically this ticks all the boxes, but generally there is no great feature with which this beer can hang it’s hat, it’s not bold (but it doesn’t have to be), it’s not especially crisp or clean (but it does not have to be), it’s not got a great depth of malt character (not that it has to), the hops are not prominent nor do they provide some wonderful balance here (which does not have to be the case). It’s a straightforward, and unremarkable yet true to style Irish ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
robforbes (2170) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
pours a clear pale reddish-amber with a medium white head. smell is faint, some hops, and a little malt. taste is of roasted malt, caramel, and few hops. ends just a little bitter. not much to this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1505) - Iowa, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Light copper amber,short foamy head,strong carbonation. English malt/yeast aroma.Nutty butter.carmel malts.NOt much of hop detection,maybe slight if so.Some fruit-could be yeast esters. Full mouth feel,but medium body.Carmel malts some carmelized taste or butter.Dusty nutty.With a mild tart citrus like crisp finish.Ok-decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5552) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Aroma is fruit and relatively non-sweet malts. The flavor is fruit, malts and a mix of nuttiness and tartness into the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2012
Bottled at GJBF 2012 Osaka. Pale amber color. Aroma of metal, cherry, a little bit of caramel. Light, industrial, metallic flavor with almost nothing going on. Thin and not tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thornecb (5409) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Off-white micro head with excellent retention. Sweet and sour caramel aromas. Soft with sour malt front to back. Lasting vegetal finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle at M’Coul’s. Pours copper amber with a nice beige head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet, toasted malty, some caramel and fruity. Flavor malty, a bit roasted, caramel, medium bitter hoppy, a bit grassy and fruity with the bitterness coming more out towards the end. Finishes bitter and sweet.

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