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


on tap

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2121) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From the 14.9 fl. oz can L3115GE001-07:55. It pours golden to pale yellow with a white head that settles back after a few moments. Loads of caramel toasted malts on the nose along with grass and butter. Some earthy hops. The body is light and refreshing. The taste is mildly grainy at first followed by a clean, crisp hop finish reminiscent of a pilsener. But it was delightful on this 92 degree afternoon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (256) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Pours a light amber with a thick white head that dissipates. Nose is strong apricot (!). Palate is medium body with an elusive sweetness and apricots balanced with a bitterness that lingers but does not overwhelm. Wonder what hops are used. 14.9 oz can in an 8-can variety pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padchenko (81) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Draught. A very good Pale Ale that smells and looks well and drinks easily with a nice after-taste. Nothing chemical about this pale ale which is where many fall down. A strong scorer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4834) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Can. Light grain and faint roast in the nose, just a touch of citrus and grassy aroma hops. Pours dull golden, clear with a short soapy white head. Taste very dry, lightly metallic but pleasantly so with dry, lightly scratchy hops, a bit musty and grassy, light but pleasant bitterness, faint squirt of citrus. Crisp medium-full body, has some husky grain notes in the back, as well, but they’re compensated for with the freshness. Passes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Big ass can @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear golden appearance with a cream colored head. Cracker, biscuity, bready, herbal, a touch fruity hoppy aroma. Pretty clean, cracker/pale malty, herbal, somewhat grassy flavor. Easy enough to drink but not too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
estpiwo (1277) - ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle, draft also. Red body, medium white head. malty aroma. Taste was light hoppy, light watery tones. Medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meshleman (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Nice aroma. Citrus like hop bite. Nice amber color and good head. Great summer treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Pours malty red/brown with white head. Aroma is cream and malt. Light flavour, with a pronounced malt note. Light finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2013
På fat (finns på i stort sett varje pub i Dublin). Guldfärgad, medelstort vitt skum. Krispig citrus, krusbär, ljust bröd och smörkola i aromen. Smörkolan bestämmer det mesta i smaken, men har ändå sällskap av lime, gräs och viss örtighet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (2928) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at Bruxelles, Dublin: Clear gold coloured brew with an slightly American hoppy taste, big guy Diageo tries to be crafty.

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