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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.

kimcgolf's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2009
This wasn’t bad, and I think many are rating against the big brewery concept. Poured from the bottle to a orange-amber color, a thin off white head that dissipated quickly and little lacing. Aroma was pretty muted, but what was there was spicy fruit. Mouthfeel was tingly and medium bodied, with a taste of spices and slight fruited hops. Finish pleasant and full. Would make a good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FunkyF (719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
Fat på McSorleys nyc. Brungul lite grumlig färg. Klassiskt maltig ale utan krusiduller.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TychoJames (917) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
Fat påmcsorleys, nyc. Guldfärgad, lätt grumlig vätska med vitt skum. Brödig doft med aningen fruktsyra. I smak känns säd, ljust bröd och lite äpple. Låg kolsyremängd

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, & caramel; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, hops/grain, and some fruit; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty bland and boring - meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (2198) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-22-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a clear copper color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave a lighter level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a bready and caramel smell with some lighter citrus and pine. Taste – The flavor starts out of a malty taste with a good caramel backbone. As the taste moves on some of the citrus and pine hop flavors come to the tongue. They are rather light in nature but balance some of the sweet and malt quite well. In the end, some of the sweet fades and leaves a crisper flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is average as well. Decent of the style and makes it rather drinkable. Overall – A decently tasty and quite easy to drink brew. While not the best it is quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
generallee08 (767) - 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
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, 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 (152) - 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 (1035) - 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 (4777) - Fort Wayne, 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 (3003) - 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.

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