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Icelandic Pale Ale - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic Pale AleIcelandic Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Iceland

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 01-03-2012)
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Einstök Ölgerð Pale Ale
12 oz. brown glass bottle

I was so excited for this beer! It's got a beautiful label and it's from Iceland, what more can you ask for? Unfortunately the beer itself has to deliver.

So, American pale ale? Yes, they use American hops, Cascade in fact, but that doesn't make it an American pale ale. The label reads "Icelandic" so I'll just go with that, and of course I can certainly forgive the listing as there's no other category that it really fits. Maybe it's so lightly hopped because that's the Icelandic style, they can't grow them, so they just use less, as the Scottish did.

I found it clean, well-brewed, and balanced but in general, lacking overall. There's a hint of Cascade, which is great, but the malt is limited as well and it's only slightly caramelish. It's not as if you'd be confused as to whether you were drinking an ale or a lager, but it borders on becoming that.

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Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
79 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.