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Icelandic Pale Ale - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic Pale AleIcelandic Pale Ale

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 elNopalero:
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4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a honeyed amber yellow color with serious foam that tightly compacts once it dies down. There’s a honeyed sweetness rounding out the lightly hopped aroma, and an almost-tropical, pineapple-like hop profile. Lightly hopped with an upfront bittering tailing into a touch of resiny pine. Lightly flavored with tropical hop flavors and a slightly dry finish that is very agreeable. I noticed a light toast on the malt that comes across as it warms. The second of this brewery’s beer that I’ve tried—both have been noticeably crisp and it makes me wonder if there really is something in the water up north.

elNopalero, Jul 17, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jazzyjeff13, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Cobrabob428, Oct 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ste5venla, Dec 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

dcbeers, Aug 29, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34%

jacks0n, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

mrbigpappa, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

CTague, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

whatname, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Fatehunter, Feb 04, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev +3.2%

Stickydates, Sep 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

Caddant, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

pagesofphotographs, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

jlisuk, Sep 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

DrunkenMonk, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jeffjeff1, Jun 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Liquoric3, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Jerseyislandbeer, Aug 22, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BlackHaddock, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

andylipp, Mar 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Tumble, May 03, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Birmz, May 29, 2014
Photo of silverking
3.26/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

silverking, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

JakeBushart, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

JohnK17, Apr 29, 2014
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Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
78 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.