Frank (2304) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spiteful brewer number one: Hey let’s make an amber with a bunch of American hops and call it an Irish ale for no good reason.
Spiteful brewer number two: OK.
Seriously though, why call this an Irish ale? Are Irish ales flying off the shelf or something? This resembles neither anything traditionally brewed in Ireland nor the typical American beer that claims to be such a thing. The thing is is actually a good American amber so there’s really no need that I can see to call it anything else. My only real complaint is the muddy orange color but other than that this is a nice hoppy brew with a song malt backbone. It is maybe a little sweet for my tastes but it is at least a flavorful sweetness and it is kept in hand well enough by bitterness in the finish that it does not cloy. I guess I am probably putting too much into a name and it does say right on the can that it has Centennial hops in it so, you know, fair enough. I soul just rather the brewer call it what it is.
Christpuncher (658) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very hoppy ale out if spiteful Nice and fruity with a bitter finish. Smelks citruscy and had this one at home.
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tdmuel (244) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very murky orangish brown with some floaties inside and a small white head. Floral hops on the nose, dark fruits, caramel, burnt toast, and light citrus notes. Nice burnt toasty malt on the nose, plums and cherries, toffee, orange rind and pineapple. Really nice balance of malt and hops, tasty.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy dark copper wuth a half finger if off-white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops with a decent toffee backbone. Taste is mwdium bitter and light sweet. Pine and citrus with toffee. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Another spiteful brew that i could drink every day.
beastiefan2k (2258) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz cheapo poured into a mini Duvel tulip. Pours a dark red with a strong medium head. Very very hazy. First THIS is NOT an Irish Ale, its a hoppy red, close to an imperial red. Aroma is hop heavy with some dusty vegetal malts. Some caramel maltiness coming out as well, I don’t like caramel and hops. Hops are a bit fruit punch, I could like the hops but the malts stink, muddle up the aroma and the flavor. The hop flavor is a bit strong while the caramel is a lot less. Low bitterness and not very well attenuated. A nicely fuller mouthfeel with soft carbonation, maybe the best part of the beer. First rater said it best "it is about as Irish as frosted Lucky Charms and that bar soap."
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Pours hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, citrus, caramel and grain. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An IPA and a Irish ale had a baby and it got its color and a little bit of roasted flavor from the Irish side and the rest is IPA. I liked but it in a way it was too much. Serving: Bottle
HonkeyBra (3062) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Funny label, and I like the name. Pours a rich red color. Aroma of centennial hops, toasted caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy, rich, lots of caramel and toasted malt. Medium bodied. Finishes on a nice hop hop not. Not a world beater, but a very nice beer.
jtclockwork (6918) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light brown with off white head. Nose and taste of peach skin, toasted caramel malt, grass, light citrus zest and light bread. Mouth feel is a little thin - Lighter bodied.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of liek an irish dipa. Has some rigid malt notes but also a good bit of hops.