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Brewed by Blacks Kinsale Craft Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Kinsale, Ireland

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, regular
The exciting fusion of Cascade and Citra hops.

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2.7
ALLOVATE (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2017
Was excited as this is my first from this brewer, so into a tulip it goes at just on chilled. Quite lively, it took a good few minutes to settle before emptying the can. Cloudy ’New England’ style haze makes it near impenetrable for the eyes to view the hand on the other side. Mid amber to dull gold in body. Head is a mess of sloppy off-white suds failing against some oily legs. Balanced juicy meets tickling nose of caramel, toasted malts, pronounced resinous pine and hints of lemon grass and soft grapefruit. On the palate it is rather dry, piney and resinous with a clappy touch of vine clippings on the swallow. Mildly astringent and phenolic like chewing on a matchstick whilst downing tart grapes. Cascade and Citra haven’t been kind to this. Don’t really come through as fresh, dry hopped. Mildly soapy in feel as it lathers the tongue late into drinking. Moderate bitterness breaks it up. My tongue is working overtime wondering where the fresh element is. Left quite parched. Malt is dusty, powdery and doesn’t help my tongue recover. Really wanted to like this, but this canned sample just called for a sweet bock to follow. That combo has never happened after an APA tasting! (33cL can, Drink by 15/11/17, Cellarbrations Lynwood)

4.1
BreweryLieutenant73 (1) - Glanmire, IRELAND - JUN 2, 2017 does not count
Very nice smooth drink with a nice bite. One of the best pale ales i have had the pleasure to taste.

3.5
budedou (963) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2017
Nice clear gold colour. Aroma is hops but quite mild. Taste is hops and hugely so. Quite dry.

3.1
Idiosynkrasie (7423) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2017
500ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Slightly piney and citrusy hoppy aroma, hints of lemon tea, minimally waxy and grassy overtones, Taste is slightly watery pale malty, slightly dry, mildly piney and citrusy hoppy, hints of lemon tea, lemon, a touch of lemon grass.

4.1
regprentice (4) - Broxburn, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2017 does not count
Bottled served in various locations around kinsale. Havent seen elsewhere despite looking. Pours quite light golden with a moderate head. Slight bitterness which doesnt linger, lovely hoppy citrus flavour. A very drinkable american pale ale not hindered by bitterness unlike many.

3.4
thejackpacker (418) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle from Tesco. Lovely hoppy aroma. Beer has overly bitter aftertaste...

3
fonefan (48648) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2016

Bottle 500ml. @ [ The Country Stat Improver Tasting ] - Saxo, Aarhus.

[ As Blacks KPA Kinsale Pale Ale ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, nutty, dusty, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, dusty, nutty. Body is medium to light, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20161008]
6-3-6-3-12

4.1
johndoughty (5398) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Bottle. Golden with a small head.Lovely hoppy flavour which is very well balanced. Very easy to drink and far better than I expected. Worth trying.

3.2
Grumbo (2838) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle at Aarhus tasting. Pours pale amber with a bubbly white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruit, caramel. Medium sweetness light bitterness and sourness. Medium body, oily texture. Fizzy mouthfeel.

3
Camons (12303) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle @ Johns. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, light bread, light grassy, fruit. Flavor is light sweet, malt, bread, light fruity hops. Medium body, average carbonation. Needs more hops. 081016


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