RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our version of the classic Pale Ale style is named in tribute to County Tipperary, our founders Father’s Homeland. Sweetly sharp and smoothly bitter, this beer straddles the line between what you want and what you need. It’s not a long way to Tipperary anymore! Slainte.

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SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2007
In the bomber bottle from Cyclone Liquors. Pours a hazy orange gold with a very large uncontained explosive head that is yellow-white. Has a mildly sweet aroma of citrus and strawberries. perhaps a bit of cantalope tosed in there as well. The smooth sweet flavor has a very different bitterness than the finishing hop taste that lingers on. The insane amount of foam from the pour prevents you from ever getting this beer in your glass. This really sucks for the drinker and should be corrected by the brewer. Giant yeast cake left in this beer. This beer is pretty much overrated by the Ratebeerians.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2007
The absurdly explosive head of this ale hath incurred my righteous wrath and I absolutely refuse to give it a higher rating than "1" for Appearance!
Having gotten that out of my system, I’m talking about a so-so APA, hazy light orange in body with an (expletive deleted) ecru head, full of fizz, overrunning the glass immediately during a careful pour! The aroma is grapefruit and pine with a floral touch, sweet caramel balancing it out. The flavor, too, is balanced... and thin. The PNW hops and the malts sidle up and present a sessionable ale, but the struggle of the pour (coupled with the thinness of flavor) make it not worth the effort.

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JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
Golden-amber color with a medium whitish head. Aroma is very pleasant and thick citrus-grass hops. Taste is mildly bitter and well balanced - malt usage was done well with this one. Not a knock-ur-socks off brew, but a good & sessionable APA that does the trick.

bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
Fantastic resin hop aroma. Magnificent amber color with a ferociously frothy white head that laces enthusiastically. Starts with pine, gets a taste of malt, and then the hop comes back. The mouthfeel is merely medium, but that’s the only medium about this APA. More like a mild double IPA. The finish is marvelously long and piny bitter. The best beer in the world? Surely one of the hundred best. Slainte.

shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2007
Date: 3/30/2007
Serving: 22 oz bottle (5.0% ABV). Thanks Matt!
Event: Weekly Friday night tasting.
Location: River’s Bend Wine & Spirits.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: Initially oranges and then moves to sweet citrus.
Appearance: Hazy deep gold/light amber with a small off-white head that becomes a frothy thin crown.
Flavor: Nutty maltiness and maybe a hint of something musty. Bitterness is moderate at first, but grows quite rapidly. Bitter hop flavors include cirtus zest/rind and grapefruit. The finish seems a little sour. Quite tart and puckery.
Palate: Mild carbonation, smooth. Medium-full body.
Overall: This sucker packs some hefty bitter punch for just being a Pale Ale! Maybe too much...

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
(On tap) Clear, pale amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving some laces. Vaguely hoppy nose. Medium body, no real malty feel and then a rather bitter finish. 230307

alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours amber with medium beige head. Aroma is floral malts, some citrus, and hops. Flavor is much like the nose but with a little more malt. Not bad.

rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Wow a very unique brew. When i saw Pale ale I was expecting a brew that had a very little kick or uniqueness but that one was quite the contrary. It packed a good punch and poured dark amber brown with lots of carbonation. Had a very hoppy taste similar to an IPA. Worth a try.. Oh and its extremely carbonated as it took 30 mins and lots of sips to get it to pour the 22oz.

ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours copper with a decent sized off white head. Aroma is pale malts, citrus, pine. Flavor is more of the same. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, bitter finish. All right, nothing spectacular, but not dissapointing either.

ABUSEDGOAT (2901) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Pale amber, HUGE rocky white head with insane retention and decent lacing. Aroma is lemons, citrus, light grapefruit and caramel, hint of bread. Medium to light body with a fairly bitter finish. Enjoyable.

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