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Pale Ale | Long Ireland Beer Company

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Long Ireland Beer Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by plaid75 on 05-30-2010

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 31
Reviews by DrDemento456:
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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle shipped for $6.50 from halftime beverage. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pour is a little too deep for a pale ale. More of a dark IPA with an amber brown body. Head is very unimpressive just a 1/4 inch that settles to a mild ring.
S - Not very bittering hops, more English malts if anything with a touch of herbal tea. All this is still very faint.
T - Again drinks more like a somewhat crafted IPA. Light biscuit malts, gram cracker sweetness, maybe some crystal malts, and a mild bittering finish that clings to the palate after every sip. Somewhat unbalanced but still enjoyable.
M - Body is medium bodied, somewhat dry but refreshing enough.

Overall not a bad first beer from these guys but I have had better balance in my uber hopped pale ales. Half decent IPA but a forgettable pale ale.

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Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of KrissyKat6
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cool beer, I had a pint at Draught 55 in Midtown East. It has a big hop character of what I'd consider old-school American craft hops, as in, Cascade and it's early APA friends. It has more citrus than an English IPA, but there's still a lot of grassy spice that at first made me wonder if this was a more of an American-English hybrid—especially with the smooth malty backbone. While there's nothing radical about this pale ale, it has a big, bright Cascade flavor with an easy-drinking body that I'd be happy to enjoy for a few pints.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of cestlavie
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of pknyc
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of plaid75
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Mr. Beery's, Bethpage, New York.

Poured a hazy medium copper hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a very herbal hop and a light grain.

The taste consisted of an upfront herbal hop with a lightly sweet malt. Full doughiness at the finish with a slight funk.

The mouthfeel was round.

Overall a very nicely hopped ale.

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmatros
4.55/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A really nice balance.

Caramel from the malt comes first and is quickly checked by the hops. Compared to similar Pale Ales, the sweetness is a bit more pronounced, but in my opinion this adds to its complexity rather than detracting from its style.

One of those that I simply keep coming back to.

Even better on tap at their tasting room (maybe slightly less sweet than the bottle if that makes sense).

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Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of CBPAS
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of dar482
3.18/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The aroma hits of pine, hints of citrus, herbal.

The beer hints of citrus up front, but then is domianted by a heavy piney bitterness. There's a light biscuity malt to help balance that out, but instead, as the beer lingers, more and more bitterness sticks onto the palate.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Icemann383
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerloserLI
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growlers, bitches. Right from the source.

Pours out dark orange.

Smell is pretty decent.

Great smooth taste with good hop- pop. Almost an extra Pale flavor to it.

Probably a bit biased, but this is my favorite local pale ale. Easy drinking and full of flavor.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of JustIPAs
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ggell100
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of BeerAcolyte
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Dethklok
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of BigRob329
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ulita
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really good beer

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Pale Ale from Long Ireland Beer Company
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