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


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsychoGunnar (29) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
Creamy softness in the palate. Sinusoid hoppiness (in waves), feels like a series of afterquakes. Fairly standard hop-taste; associations to oatmeal, muscat nut and cigarettes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
triskaideka (137) - Killarney, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2013
On tap (various in Killarney) and in bottle at home. Bottle is better in my view - maybe not so cold as in the bars. A good attempt and a serious improvement on the "original" variety.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1628) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2012
En rund och len ale med fruktig smak. Lätt kolsyrad med en snäll beska. Saknar kropp och stanna inte kvar i gommen så länge som önskat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8119) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
On draught at the end of the Smithwick’s tour. The beer is a clear golden color with a thin fluffy white head that evaporates steadily. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of grassy hops and malt. Light-bodied with a mildly bitter herbal hops character and malt in the background. The finish is short with a light hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
dougynova (4) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012 does not count
Quite good. Smooth and easy to lose oneself in. Give it a go if you see it on tap anywhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19370) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
Bottled. Clear deep golden, rich head. Aroma of grapefruit and canteloupe. Mid dry with light-medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some grapefruit and gooseberry. Low-medium bitterness. Hoppy and quite pleasant.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
strangehorse (47) - - SEP 21, 2012
Keg - Stag’s Head, Dublin 2. A significant improvement on the standard fare from Smithwicks. Lighter in colour than the standard brew - and more of a taste despite the insistence of serving it very cold...micro breweries and craft beers have left this in the dust in Ireland though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2012
On tap in Dublin. Pours a golden color with a thick white head made of tiny bubbles. Aroma of hops. Good IPA. I Recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle. Appearance: Pale orange, thick snow white head, tons and tons of visible carbonation. Aroma: quite hoppy (I'm surprised) with a hint of lemon zest, barley and malt in there too. Flavour: Grassy hops however with a mild lemon Flavour running through it, grassy with lots of carbonation, long bitter finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Down2die (108) - IRELAND - AUG 25, 2012
bottles from gormelys centra. citrus on the nose. crisp pale flavor . nice head and lacing throughout. a decent session beer. although not overly complex and too dry for my liking. giving you a very dry aftertase that lasts. must try brew with Amarillo hops and recreate similar myself.

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