Hallstein (127) - Skogn, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark golden color with aromas of grapefruity hops and a nice bready malt. Flavor is perfectly balanced. Not too hoppy, not too bitter, and with a nice malty sweetness that is not overpowering. Overall a good beer, easily quaffable!
Vighals (1193) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gylden brun klar med høyt hvitt skum som ligger godt. Honning, karamell i starten, så malt og korn. Medium fyldig bittersøt smak av sitrus, karamell og humle. Medium kullsyre. Medium lang ettersmak.
tomer (1726) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, small stable creamy head, quite clear light orange colour with yellow taints, aroma of bread and grains, flavour of of citrus and tropical fruits with a light bready backbone, pleasant and not too strong citrusy herbal bitterness. Suprisingly hoppy and really good.
nakedwhendrunk (2183) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light stringy lacing trickling down along the sides of the glass.
The smell had some light sweet English malts that came across not as soapy as I would have expected and had a light grainy and nutty caramel aromatic tone to it.
The taste was pretty much the same with a slight stronger bitter and earthy hop content to it.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but contained a decent sharpness to it as well.
Overall, I say this was a pretty decent English pale ale that I would have again.
rok1024 (1115) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow appearance, medium head. Grassy, herbal with some citrus and malts. Rounded and decent Irish Ale.
ronaldtheriot (1257) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smithwick’s Pale Ale has a very thick, fluffy, off-white head, a cloudy, sediment-rich, bubbly, golden appearance, with lots of rather heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of semi-sweet, bready malt and subdued citrus. Taste is of those elements, with hops that come across as a sort of cellar mold, something common with English/Irish ales, I’ve noticed. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Smithwick’s Pale Ale finishes fairly crisp and highly drinkable. RJT
Braudog (5758) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Golden and looking like a macro, this actually turned out to be a sturdy, even-keeled beer, if a bit "regular." There’s a mild aspect of, well ... everything ... Well balanced an quite drinkable. Pleasantly surprised. (#5587, 7/25/2014)
NikkTwist (1648) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Fado. Poured in a Smithwick glass. Very slightly hazy medium-dark amber pour. Heavy carbonation. Not much aroma. Reasonably full golden ale with some amber fruit, toasted grains, and a modest hop bite. Does not feel like a typical Pale Ale at ale. Has some nice elements but feels too much like a beer crafted by committee.
Allegue04 (15) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveza rica pero quizas algo normaluca. La probe en la fiesta de la cerveza de Gijón.
BeerViking (2496) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at the Guinness Storehouse, golden with not much aroma, smooth body with slight hoppiness, lightly bitter. Lagery.