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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Smithwick’s Pale Ale is a quality beer with a fuller taste, craft brewed with 100% pale ale malt and aromatic hops.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wxman (1417) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden with a substantial large bead head that begins to break down fairly quickly. Aroma is malt and mown grass. Taste is sweet pale malt and grassiness with a rather thin texture. Some hop bitterness at the end. Refreshing, but not too exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 18, 2013
Smithwick’s Pale Ale 4.5% [181113]
Bottle from Tesco, Carrick-on-Shannon
Light golden amber, clear, frothy white head
Aroma of soft citrus hops, touch of lemon, soft sweet pale malts
Taste of soft citrus hops, soft lemon, pale sweet malts, simple flavours, quaffable in a hot day, more hoppy than expected
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body, little oily. Finish - soft citrus hops, light sweet pale malts, touch more bitter zest comes thorough
Overall - Easy going pale ale, best of the 3 Smithwick beers, pleasent enough but rather simple overall.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerseyjohn71 (174) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
14.5 oz can ,, caramel, bread, hay, toast, floral, grass, citrus, dough, golden, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter,

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pooper (3) - - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
Not much aroma on opening. Darker than usual. Large head on pouring which recedes quickly enough. Nice tasting. Nice and smooth on the palate. A softer, more relaxed Pale ale. A good session beer. Probs better again on draught. A good choice if you don’t like the bitters on the end of traditional IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liamagester (17) - Swords, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2013
Consistently good palate and flavour on draught and in bottle. Refreshing hop character up front with satisfying bitter citrus finish. Very capable session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (268) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Draught @ various places in Dublin. Also in bottles. Light coloured ale with fine head. Really nice citrus like taste from the hops. Really refreshing. This was the beer that made an impression on me during my recent trip in Dublin.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
can. golden with small head. grassy pale ale with a light floral hoppiness. on the bland side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrscruff (19) - Killaloe, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours darker than I would have imagined. Sweet, fruity taste. Not gassy in the slightest. Medium body and thick white head. Prefer this in draught though. Some of the flavour seems to be lost in this bottled version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Can from Bert’s Pours a slightly hazy medium gold color with a decent off white head that persists for quite a while. Aromas of bready caramel and toffee with hints of light floral hops. The flavor is light sweet sugar with hints of caramel and toffee and bits of light fruit and earthy hop. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. Not a bad pale ale, probably not something I would pick up often, but something I might buy for my relatives.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Amber pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma of caramel malt and earthy hops. Smooth malt front with a light earthy bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. on tap at a brewpub in killarney


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