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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: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Superwhitearmy (1) - FRANCE - OCT 23, 2011 does not count
I had a few pints of this excellent beer in Hargadons in Sligo (the only pub in Sligo stocking it apparently). As a big fan of English real ale, I normally steer well clear of mass produced ’gassy’ beers but found that in Sligo real ale doesn’t exist, so I gave this a try. I’m no beer expert so can’t give a ’technical’ review, but found this beer to have exactly the right level of bitterness and enough carbonation to keep the beer fresh throughout the pint. It reminded me of Marstons Double Drop. Very drinkable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
YoungGunn (20) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 8, 2011
This was a super beer, and one I’m very proud to say that I had the privilege to bring you the first review of. Pours a light amber, clear. More amber than the ad’s might lead one to believe. The aroma is very, very pleasing. There’s notes of citrusy yogurt almost, like a Hoegaarden might have. There’s also the resounding malt and hop from the fast dissipating head. On first taste you realize the care that went into the malt that they so treasure. There is a beautifully smooth compliment of it and hops at the back of the mouth that just leave you gagging for the next sip. Maybe it’’s not overly complex with regards to bitterness or sourness but it does the basics very, very well. Don’t forget those subtle floral/citrus notes shining through with just enough give for the base flavor. Body is very well balanced with abv and alcohol ruining complexity is a non-issue. Overall I’d say this is a very good all year round beer, may be enjoyed with wholesome meals. But as the Irish tend to do, the overwhelming characteristic is balance, with a worryingly gorgeous drink-ability.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marswunder (2) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 28, 2012 does not count
bread, spruce, leaves, banana, pale, clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, astringent,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
damzz (249) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thellgren (257) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Padchenko (74) - 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

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2065) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xo4upoku6at (10) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 20, 2014
Пены почти нет, цвет желтый. Цветочн& аромат, чувству& цитрусо& ноты. После вкусите горькое, но быстро исчезае& Легкое. Подходи& для лета

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Translucent gold with a dense white head. Thin body with high carbonation.

Aroma: pale malt, fruity floral hop like goldings.

Taste: grainy pale malt, shrubby hops like pacific varieties, fruity esters, and a grainy cereal note.


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