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Smithwick's Pale Ale - Guinness Ltd.

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77
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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd. visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Eramen on 10-14-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Martinmcfaul, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Aficionado_Shawn, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of pep
4/5  rDev +20.5%

pep, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Tyecko
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of Will_Rivera
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Will_Rivera, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of tharper178
3/5  rDev -9.6%

tharper178, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of duceswild
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

duceswild, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy golden body holds up a cream colored head. Decent retention great lacing.

Aroma: A blend of malt, citrus and hops.

Taste: Subtle malts open up to bitter hops and orange peel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry.

Overall: A lot better than expected, but it was balanced and not without taste.

JuicesFlowing, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Hellpop65, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of zachrotc
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

zachrotc, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of DarrenBrule
4.25/5  rDev +28%

DarrenBrule, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of BeerDocT
3.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance 3.25: Poured out a lovely golden color. Completely transparent. OK head with decent lacing.

Smell 3.25: Bouquet is somewhat lacking: acetone, lagery...yeah. Still, there is absolutely nothing WRONG with the bouquet on this brew.

Taste 3.5: Lager! Yep, that's what this is. Front is slightly sweet, but there is a nice dryness that comes in. Middle is balanced: malty, with a hint of hops and a slight, golden sweetness. Finish is slightly dry, but pleasant with the tell-tale lagery taste notes: bubble-gum, corn, acetone...hey, it's a lager. Kind of. Aftertaste is short, corny and dry.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Good representative of the style.

Overall 3.25: OK, beer. Good, but not great. I was expecting an English type of pale ale...boy, was I wrong. DO NOT buy this beer and pay upwards of $10 for four if you are expecting anything other than an Irish-brewed lager. Know what you are getting before you plunk down your hard-earned sheckles.

BeerDocT, Jun 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

DruC4, Jun 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Durandal_777, May 28, 2014
Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DaveMiller, May 27, 2014
Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Furley80, May 09, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a shaker pint glass.

Yeah, I bought the variety pack just so I could try this new offering. Sue me. This stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises white bread, mild grass, light flowers, and a touch of straight barley. The taste brings in more of the same, though the grass and bread seem old, not all that "fresh", if that makes any sense. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, it's a passable little pale ale, nothing close to special, but it ensures that this variety pack doesn't have any glaring holes.

TMoney2591, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

vickersspitfire, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Hayley_86, Apr 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

dryndantheman, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smithwick's Pale Ale

Notes: Deep gold in color. Frothy 1-fingered head holds well. Average lacing. Floral and fruity in the nose. Flavor: Fruity and floral. Sweetish grainy malt - honeyish. Grassy, herbal hops. Median bitterness. Finishes dryish with grassy, herbal and floral notes. Average, but well-made. Pale ale? Yes. That adds perspective... good example of the English style. Worth trying.

NeroFiddled, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

pfhanlon, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tdm168, Mar 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

MickeyMonk, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

SonOfOdin, Mar 26, 2014
Smithwick's Pale Ale from Guinness Ltd.
77 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.