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Brewed by White Gypsy (Shelta Beer Co)
Style: American Pale Ale
Tipperary, Ireland

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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litd ed. 750ml bottle release
First brewed in the U.S.A. in 1980s this superb beer has good carbonation and has an excellent flavour profile. Amber in colour, this is a dry, hoppy beer with some caramel flavour. It goes great with spicy food but is also an extremely versatile beer and works perfectly well with most foods, from burritos and burgers to Chinese and chilli..


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Bomber. Appearance: Dark brown/red medium off white head. Aroma: Grassy hops, sweet, a little malty with caramel. Not the hop profile I’d expect from an APA, light grapefruit detected. Flavour: Big spicy flavour up front, quite an aggressive maltiness with a big sweetness running throughout. Chewy mouthfeel with a long spicy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (638) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2012
75cl bottle. Pours amber/copper with big fluffy white head that lasts brilliantly; loads of lacing throughout. Aroma is grapefruit (although not as much as I'd like) and plenty of caramel malt, few earthy/woody hop notes in there too. Taste is certainly grapefruit-oriented, plenty of pithy lip-puckering citric hop notes. Some orange peel too. The malt character is again fairly heavy handed, with plenty of caramel and bready flavours coming through. Bit of pine resin in the aftertaste and a nice citric hop zing. This is pretty well balanced US-inspired ale, but it's lacking something in my eyes. Could do with a bit more hop character. To be fair, this is good, but I'm dying for an Irish brewer to have a go at brewing a nice crisp, dry, seriously hoppy pale ale/IPA - the wait goes on!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2999) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at home courtesy of drinkstore, thanks! Chestnut brown (not pale!) fluffy white head. Pineapple and grapefruit on the nose, gentle carbonation, sharp citrus, ginger, balancing malt. A lovely strong bitter.


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