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RATINGS: 167   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.

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   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (266) - 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 (3921) - 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 (1725) - 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 (206) - 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 (258) - 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 (2962) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (410) - - JUL 27, 2013
Caramel malt nose. Sweet malty flavor with little hops, dry alcohol finish. Does have a raw Irish character, but a bit too bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2089) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Not much. Tastes malty and watery. Macro tasting with a bit more flavor maybe nutty and grassy in there with the metallic sweet backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2013
A good clean beer in between all the abortions I’ve been drinking June on jimmy dean

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