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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle (shared by omhper, thanks!). Hazy amber colour with a mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and floral and has some mild strawberries as well. Probably brewed on quite hard water too. Flavour is fruity, floral, bigtime bitter with some slight sweet malty and bready notes. Mild earthyness in the finish too.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
Bottled, from The Drink Store, Dublin. Hazy amber, firm head. Concenrated grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Lightly fruity with plenty of grapefruit and long finish with balanced bitterness. Thoroughly well made strong pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4929) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 2, 2013

Appearance: Hazy amber color with a white head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Fruity and mild grape hoppy.
Overall impression: At the moment: My favourite Irish ale.
Personal stats: Handpull at Anchor Inn (Free) in Birmingham, England.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3264) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2734) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (2647) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle. Clean amber with a thin head. Aroma is is grapefruit. Flavor is strong bitter, a little malt on a dry bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ciaranc (983) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2013
Lovely murky amber red in colour, huge lasting foamy head, looks the business. Big malt sweetness in the aroma, bread, fruit, raspberry, strawberry. Flavour is a slight anti climax after the lovely nose, all malt, more fruit sweetness, but lack of hop bite and a touch watery. Soft carbonation, sweet, perhaps overly sweet and sugary in the finish. Finally an Irish APA with the requisite sweetness and they leave out the hops!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (676) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (629) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2013
Pours murky amber. Summer fruits citrus nose. Flavour is sweet malts with a strong bitterness. Full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2013
Grapefruity and hoppy aroma. Lovely colour with nice white head. Hoppy and nice. Nice mouthfeel.


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