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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: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (274) - 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 (2879) - 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 (2312) - 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 (5024) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2150) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (262) - 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.

3.9
   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4905) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9108) - 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.


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