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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed only in the spring, the Irish Style Ale is a special blend of four types of malted barley and three varities of hops. This ale is characterized by it's sweet malty flavor and refreshing light scent. The rich red color is very distinctive to the origins of this style of ale. Available February 1 - May 30

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Gray’s Irish Style Ale pours a red/mahogany hue with a half-finger of creamy offwhite head. Aroma is quite malty (misleading sweet scent). My first thought is amber or red ale. More bitterness than I expected upon first taste. Definitely due to some of the more common American hop varieties. Hard to describe, but this is pretty much a standard ale flavor...if someone wanted to know what an ale might taste like, I’d use something like this to differentiate between the crispness that I associate with many traditional lagers. Gray’s Irish Ale isn’t sweet, but it has a pretty wide open scale that lends a sort of sweetness. Very much a session ale on the drinkability scale.


3.1
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Draft pours amber with a white head. Aroma of bread, caramel and some floral notes. Taste is malty and grains.

3.4
euniceradio (537) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear amber red, white soapy dissipating head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch candy, toffee and sweet roasted grains. Taste of same with dark stone fruit and mild bitterness in finish.

3.1
hayduke (5207) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours a copper with a white head. light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and nuts. Medium body. Flavor is mostly malts with a hint of floral hops. OK.

3.2
Patrickctenchi (6588) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle: Clear, deep red/amber with a small beige head. Toffee, berry aroma. Taste is slightly bready, fruity, toffee malt. A bit flat feeling, but a nice flavour.

2.6
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2015
On tap at the UW Memorial Union pours a clear Mber with some fading white head. Nose has malt, apple, pear, some raisin, caramel, yeast. Flavor is chewy grains, soggy bread, pear, carrot. Dry finish.

3
shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Butterscotch candies/toffee malt and light straw aroma. Amber with small head. Mildly sweet buttery toffee malt and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Light body. Decent and easy drinking.

3.1
Travlr (24782) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft at the source as Busted Knuckle, courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of toasted fruity caramel. Taste is sweet malt and caramel. OK.

3.2
MaltOne (371) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Pours light mahogany red with brief lacy head. Light , slightly sweet, malt aroma. Mildy sweet malt flavor with a hint of tempering hops. Palate light. Overall an easy drinking beer in the Celtic tradition... mostly malt wit a faint dry finish. Balanced and simple.

3.8
Cousin_Larry (895) - - MAR 14, 2015
Brewed only in the spring, the Irish Style Ale is a special blend of four types of malted barley and three varities of hops. This ale is characterized by it’s sweet malty flavor and refreshing light scent. The rich red color is very distinctive to the origins of this style of ale. Available February 1 - May 30

3.2
twindadplus2 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Clear ruby colored with a very thin, fast disappearing head. Sweet nutty, toffee aroma. Caramel malt and lightly bitter taste. Very light carbonation and a short malty finish. This might not be the greatest red ale out there bu t after I sampled a series of clinkers this one was a welcome change.


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