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Icelandic Pale Ale - Einstök Ölgerð

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 10
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Iceland

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 01-03-2012

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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 31
Photo of MikeLane
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of amorpork
2.77/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Recommended by our concierge saying to seek this out of you're a US craft beer fan. So I did and it was ok but only ok. There are better options out there including the local white ales and stouts. Summary: Good color and carbonation. Very bready, malty taste and slightly metallic finish.

Photo of modidia
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think it is very good with a nice clean taste, little hop, maybe a bit sweet. I think it's better than people are saying.. especially when you are not in the mood for hops

Photo of dmorgan310
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misterworldwide
2.52/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Maltiness that's all I really get.

Photo of Budinetz
3.26/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very interesting brew. More or less geared toward a German style pale ale from my perception. Bready malts, English smelling hops, and an ABV that's about average for a pale ale. I would try this again with other German pales and APAs just to compare.

Photo of michaelchirico
3.46/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pleasant beer but no strong impression

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yuenglingade
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer4B
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rangerred
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ss_jelsa
2.39/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Disappointing taste and a sour smell

Photo of Stillyman11
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yeaprolly
3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ego
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

random Iceland fact: Puffin is considered a local delicacy that is often prepared through broiling.

eyes...
2 full fingers of seemingly geothermic heated white foam, really well constructed head with a solid foundation of micro-bubbles, slightly orange to brown hue, lots of carbonation rising on up, lacing is great as well as head retention... nice looking glass of suds to be sure

nose...
grainy with a sense of dirt noble hops, slight caramel balanced by a nice earthy touch, has a dryness to it, pretty much down the middle with the schnozz factor

taste etc...
bright carbonation with just enough bite, the hops are subdued and the after finish almost has a mint flavor like mild candy cane, everything is very mild here but not bad.

verdict?
I can't imagine session-ing this but with the right dessert this would be a nice departure versus some uber heavy syrupy thing

Photo of swgwilt
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
3.14/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DirkNachbar
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice Icelandic pale ale beer

Photo of tikk
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BanditoJunkie
2.22/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wasn't for me, taste was bland at best....

Photo of DavidBart
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cool looking matte bottle label and a simple, classy logo. I've never seen this one before. Looked like it could be interesting. Looks, however, can be deceiving, and this one was hard to finish. I poured more than half of it away. Not disgusting, but I had better options in the fridge. I wouldn't recommend it.

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.3/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tdenham
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
78 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.