Crannog Hells Kitchen Organic Irish Ale

Brewed by Crannog Ales
Style: Irish Ale
Sorrento, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   ABV: -
Organic Irish red ale made with potatoes.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (6204) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
Also known as Gaels Blood Potato Ale (via Crannog website) at 5.2%ABV. Pint on tap at the Habit Lounge on Main Street in Vancouver pours a deep amber color with a finger of white head that leaves a couple of thin lacing rings. Aroma is caramel with potato and earthy notes. Taste is a balance of caramel malty sweetness and an earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation providing a nice mouthfeel. Quite a tasty brew and smooth with a nice clean finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
Draught at Amberjack Tap House, Surrey, BC
Dark amber color; medium sized creamy head. Hazy dark amber color. Both the aroma and flavor are very simple, with dark caramel and dust; also light yeast aroma; quite strong bitterness, dry finish. Somebody must like this one, but theres nothing special here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16916) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
On tap at the Alibi Room - pours a dark amber with a nice aroma. The potatoes are immediately obvious in the flavour. Nice hops, sticky and well-balanced. Solid Irish red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
(Draught) Sampled at GCBF 2009 in Victoria on September 9, 2009. Very sticky. Solid hops and malty base. Avg. 6/3/6/3/13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Tasted at 2007 Organic Brew Fest in PDX--A well-balanced dark ale that I would never have guessed was made with potato. My Polish friends loved this yummy beer that was decently hopped. Who could resist a potato brew? Not me, and I am glad I tried it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2007
Had on tap in Vancouver, BC and loved it. Its not everyday you drink beer made with potatoes. It should be done more often. They hop this one nicely, which makes Hells Kitchen a balanced beer and one of my favorite beers from Crannog (and in all of BC for that matter). I only wish it were available on tap at more places but I think they drink most of what they brew out there in Sorrento...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2007
2007 - North American Organic Brewers Festival Portland, Oregon
A deep amber color with a strong aroma. Loved this beer. A great Irish ale. Loved the thick body flavor and the spices and flavors where very present in this brew. Loved the strong hops . This was not a wimpy brew. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
Deep brown. Notes of peat, irish malt. A certain mossy character. I agree that it should be served much warmer; otherwise it seems a tad run-of-the-mill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanratty (36) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
With this name I expected a bigger beer. No matter! A lovely session beer. Lacing from top to bottom. Amber, opaque. Initially bitter aftertaste changing to residual sweetness at bottom of sleeve. Some tart notes. In great condition at this location, although served a little too cold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
cloudy chunky dull colour. nose seemed slightly distilled. hard to try and pinpoint a taste (which is okay) some hops here some malt there. unfortunatley the apperance really turned me off.

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