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Icelandic Pale Ale - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic Pale AleIcelandic Pale Ale

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð visit their website

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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Reviews by StJamesGate:
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New York

3.58/5  rDev +5.6%

Goldenrod with some brown highlights and rimming clotted cream-colored head that speckles.
Gooey toffee, roasted nuts, and orange bark on the nose - all subdued.
Golden crunch biscuits with a bit of butterscotch and dried orange rind and mulchy hops.
Lemon barley sweets finish and mildly bitter linger. Light, round, some chew.

This lines up much better as an English Pale Ale, and not an exciting one. Cascade must be in minimal amounts and I taste (or imagine I do) a leafy bitterness from Northern Brewer. Not getting chocolate malts, either. As for the water quality, I'll take their word on it about the glacier.

Not as crisp or as interesting as it could be.

12-14-2012 19:14:44 | More by StJamesGate
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United Kingdom (England)

3.28/5  rDev -3.2%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2012. Picked up from my local beer specialist. I like the hard viking dude on the label.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear, deep golden-amber colour with good carbonation. Yields a large head of frothy off-white foam that subsides rapidly. Aroma of aromatic hops underpinned by light caramel malt. Notes of grapefruit, citrus and grain. Nice.

Tastes of light malt with an aromatic hop character and a crisp bitter finish. Slight malty sweetness. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, grain and faint yeast esters. A hint of diacetyl in the background. A dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and prickly, with decent body. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of aromatic hops.

A pretty good effort, particularly coming from so close to the arctic circle. The aroma is pleasing, with a good dose of citrus hops. The flavour is similar, but the hop character is weaker - the taste doesn't quite match the quality that the aroma promises. Nonetheless, it's certainly drinkable and goes down nicely. Can't wait to try more from this brewery.

01-03-2012 23:17:43 | More by jazzyjeff13
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

12-23-2012 20:22:26 | More by ste5venla
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

08-29-2013 21:46:34 | More by dcbeers
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

07-14-2014 09:12:58 | More by mrbigpappa
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-24-2014 22:34:16 | More by CTague
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-06-2014 00:56:41 | More by whatname
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3.43/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured a half finger of head on a medium amber colored body.
The aroma is caramel and honey. Pleasant.
The taste starts out with mild bitterness, moves to chalky bitterness and finishes sour. A bit disjointed.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A descent pale ale.

02-04-2013 04:20:30 | More by Fatehunter
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-27-2014 22:56:43 | More by pagesofphotographs
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-14-2013 04:19:12 | More by jlisuk
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

07-25-2013 07:59:34 | More by DrunkenMonk
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3.33/5  rDev -1.8%

I found this at the BevMo in Antioch, CA.

Appearance- copper color, very thin head

Smell- malt mostly

Taste- light flavor, mostly malt

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I might have it again but it definitely wasn't the best pale ale I have had. It was pretty good though.

06-29-2013 03:53:06 | More by jeffjeff1
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

09-10-2012 11:03:51 | More by Liquoric3
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United Kingdom (England)

3.23/5  rDev -4.7%

31st August 2012: Icelandic or should I say ‘Einstok’ tasting evening at a mates house. He’d bought two bottles of four different Einstok brews. All poured carefully into a ‘Straffe Hendrik’ badged chalice.

Second beer was a 33cl bottle of this: misty dull amber body with no head at all.

The smell was malts firstly and then a weaker cereal/fruity aroma.

The taste was initially semi-sweet malty molasses then a bitter, dry finish arrived as the hops asserted themselves.

Interesting without testing your taste buds, not what I was expecting (in a good way) at all.

09-03-2012 13:23:01 | More by BlackHaddock
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4/5  rDev +18%

03-11-2013 10:31:45 | More by andylipp
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

05-03-2014 01:04:34 | More by Tumble
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

05-29-2014 19:40:17 | More by Birmz
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3.26/5  rDev -3.8%

A- Pours a clear, deep gold. There is one finger of white head that fades quickly to a thin layer of foam. It has nice lacing, there are well defined rings left down the sides of the glass.

S- Aromas of malt, earthy european hops, and mild honey notes.

T- Malt up front, just like the aroma. Hops make an appearance in the mid-palate. The finish is mildly bitter and astringent.

M- light bodied with an abundant amount of prickly carbonation.

O- I wanted to try a beer from iceland, and i'm glad I did, but I probably won't buy it again. I would, however, try different beers from this brewer.

06-20-2013 03:11:23 | More by silverking
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-22-2014 23:08:58 | More by JakeBushart
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

04-29-2014 16:23:12 | More by JohnK17
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

05-24-2014 22:54:46 | More by iwillhaveanother
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

05-25-2013 04:14:06 | More by darkplayer35
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United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev +4.1%

bb070314 ap: light amber, minimal subsiding head, clear, appropriate carbonation. sm: lemoney, grassy hop, and also light malts. ta: as smell. Medium sweetness and bitterness. mo: medium to full body, creamy texture. ov: competent, 'clean-tasting' pale ale.

06-26-2013 11:34:10 | More by gutbucket2
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

07-15-2013 14:18:55 | More by ajtorres311
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Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
78 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.