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


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25464) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23713) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7049) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5065) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3558) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2912) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2541) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Thanks to my Greman-Irish connection for schlepping this over to the US in his luggage. Nice strong off-white head of varying sized bubbles. Vanilla and marshmallow are prominent in the flavor along with some light citrusy hops and mild sweet malts. Color is a hazy orangish brown. Lively mouthfeel with lots of flavor. Orange peel, roasted grains, tea leaves, mild bitterness and some bready malts. Quite a lot going on in there. little bit of alcohol presence to keep you honest. Slight astringent palate and is rather dry but the light bitterness/sourness makes the mouth salivate for more. The sweetness denoted in the aroma is not present in the flavor. A pretty good. I am interested in trying some more from this brewer. Guess I need a road trip to Ireland again!! :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1841) - DENMARK - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle@home. Amber haze. Two finger foam. Citrus floral Heather notes. Faint caramel bready flavours. Soft well carbonated. Dry finish. Very tasty ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (1259) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2013
Pours murky amber. Summer fruits citrus nose. Flavour is sweet malts with a strong bitterness. Full body.

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