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


on tap

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Smithwick’s Pale Ale is a quality beer with a fuller taste, craft brewed with 100% pale ale malt and aromatic hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liamagester (17) - Swords, IRELAND - OCT 27, 2013
Consistently good palate and flavour on draught and in bottle. Refreshing hop character up front with satisfying bitter citrus finish. Very capable session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1563) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2012
In our travels in Ireland we did not always drink Guinness. The Galway Hooker was tasted where we could get it and then we found this pale ale form Swithwick’s. The bartender Larry at the Porter House in Westport recommeded it to me. He said that only 260 pubs had it in Ireland while they were market testing. The ale poured a nice amber color with citrus aroma from the start. The bitterness of the hops was well balanced with the malts. It had a medium body with lively carbonation. The white head laced and lasted through out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5613) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (369) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Looks like a regular beer with a little white head. It has a nice fizzling apes fence. The smell is sweet and fruity. It has the typical pale ale citrusy hop aroma. It had the refreshing taste of a typical pale ale, sweet citrusy hops, fresh mown grass. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1596) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled, 0.5l. Clear dark golden color with creamy white head and lively visible carbonation. Aroma of grassy hops, fruits and biscuity malt. Smooth and rich malty flavor, pretty well balanced and finished with pleasant and long hoppy aftertaste. Medium body, slick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Better than draught Smitty’s ale...

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (2425) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2014
Draught, small stable creamy head, quite clear light orange colour with yellow taints, aroma of bread and grains, flavour of of citrus and tropical fruits with a light bready backbone, pleasant and not too strong citrusy herbal bitterness. Suprisingly hoppy and really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hallstein (355) - Skogn, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Nice dark golden color with aromas of grapefruity hops and a nice bready malt. Flavor is perfectly balanced. Not too hoppy, not too bitter, and with a nice malty sweetness that is not overpowering. Overall a good beer, easily quaffable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1546) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Dorada clara, brillante. Dos dedos de espuma poco consistente. Carbonatacion baja. Aroma a frutas del bosque. Muy lupulada en boca, con un sabor realmente agradable. Cuerpo ligero. Muy bebible. Final ligeramente amargo. Gran ale de sesión.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2639) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
At McGann's in Doolin. Plain looking but some lacing. Kathy says you pronounce it Smithicks or you get a blank stare. Nose is great citrus and pine. Piney malty palate. Pretty decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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