Brewed at Hilden

Style: Irish Ale
Craigavon, Northern Ireland
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
bottle,regular (originally #1)
McGrath’s Irish Red is named in honour of the ’Mighty’ Master McGrath, the greatest greyhound to have ever raced and who won the hare coursing Waterloo Cup 3 times in 1868, 1869 and 1871. Owned by the 2nd Baron, Lord Lurgan of Lurgan, Co Armagh Master McGrath became the town’s most famous sporting hero being renowned both nationally and internationally. During his racing career he was defeated only once in 37 course meetings. A medium bodied traditional ale, combining the caramel sweetness of the malts with toasted biscuit notes, balanced carefully by the earthy hops, finishing slightly dry but smooth on the palate. To be savoured on its own is a must...however it can equally be enjoyed when paired with meat or game dishes.

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HenrikSoegaard (14710) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Some caramellic notes. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Caramellic. Oily palate.

ATP (425) - POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
W aromacie znacznie bardziej chmielone od poprzednika i mniej karmelowe. W smaku puste, sporo takiej wytrawnej jakby karmelowosci, ledwie wyczuwalne toffi i biszkopty. Dopiero finisz jest wyraźnie palono-kawowy.

vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2016
Clear ruby brown, off-white lacing foam head. Nice caramel. toast aroma. Great bitter taste, again some toast tones. Great beer. (Belfast 201608)

daniele (9888) - ITALY - FEB 28, 2016
bottle bb 09/16 nocciola limpida schiuma media non molto persistente discreto maltato caramello buona seccheza leggera tostatura amaro medio non incisiva

mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle at home thanks to Mum and Dad. A rare Irish ale tick. Reddy amber brown coloured pour with a small greyish head. Aroma is sweet caramel, nutty toasted malts, some jammy fruits, strawberry. Unrefined sugars. Flavour is composed of semi sweet brown bready toasted malts, mineral, chalky. Palate is semi sweet chalky, moderate carbonation, OK.

TheKernOwl (216) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Faint nose (dried fruit / apricot / parsley / barbecue?). Too fizzy though.

gunnfryd (15495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2015
KØLF 150515. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hay. Flavour is fruit, malt, caramel, hay. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

alex_leit (5248) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Red copper color with good white foam. Aroma: caramel, fruits and hazelnut. Taste: watery, a little caramel, malt and jam.

flying_pig (1686) - SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2015
500ml bottle from Winemark, Enniskillen (£2.59):
This one was a solid, if slightly uninteresting, Irish red ale that was fairly traditional in style with little variation from the norm. There was a nice balance to proceedings but I felt it could have been a little more pronounced with the smell & a few flavours more difficult to detect than I’d have liked at times. It was an easy beer to drink but it’s not really one worth seeking out, it was all pretty average if I’m honest.

jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle purchased in Derry, shared with Linh and Scarlett in Donegal, Ireland - July 2015. Pours a deep red body with thin white lacing. Aroma is light caramel toffee. Mouthfeel is light bodied with notes of light caramel, toffee, soft malt and light dark fruits.

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