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

bottled
common

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available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 22, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and dusty hops, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19805) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9417) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8507) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
500ml bottle picked up at my local Prix store. Loose white head to a clear amber coloured body. Mild malt-fruity aroma. Brown malty flavours alongside moments of ginger and leafy hops. Restrained bittersweet tail. Medium to thin bodied. Soft on the swallow. Satisfying (shared with fiends, Tromsø 08.11.2014).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain and hay. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Dollar can. Pour looks like soda in the glass... The smell is whatever, light malt an hops. Flavor is weird, almost minty and grapey, not sure how the fuck they got this flavor. Some DMS and corn husk. It blows.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (6434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2014
500 ml bottle. Thanks E!
Pours a golden colour with a small lacy head. Aroma of Goldings, heather and some malts. Flavour of sweet malts, British hops, cardboard, floral notes and pale malts. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bit harsh carbonation. Finishes malty and dry. Mild and bulky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5918) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2013
on tap in belfast .. . half pint .. . simple gold .. wonderful bitterness .. . hay, pear, grain .. . medium foam .. . not really a pale but still enjoyable .. . . I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5873) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
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)


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