Icelandic Pale Ale - Einstök Ölgerð
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4.05/5 rDev +19.1%
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.
07-17-2012 19:44:27 | More by elNopalero
4/5 rDev +17.6%
A - Pours a very copper body. It's like looking at a liquid penny. Little to no head, probably less than a fingers width. Disappears very quickly.
S - This smells like a fall/autumn beer. Very sweet, but the heaviness comes through. Smells of figs, raisins, plums, molasses, honey, banana peels, a bit of roast like roasted char.
T - Sweet molasses, slight roasted malt, aged fruits, more like figs, raisins and bananas. Sweet bread.
M - This absolutely is a medium body. At times you want to say light, but there's a thickness to it that reminds you to steer away from that notion. Smooth, silky, dry, and refreshing. It leaves you wanting more.
O - I can't believe some of the reviews. I think what is happening to this brew is, it's market is right in the middle. It's something that casual drinkers cannot appreciate, and something experienced drinkers find sub-par. As for me, this brew is a solid session beer. Very refreshing, it reminds me of autumn/fall with it's tones, and that's probably helping me considering fall/autumn is a few weeks away. But I will say this is a great brew and very nice treat if you have some extra cash laying around. But for $12 a 6pck here in LA.. I can understand why people either love it or hate it. The price is a big factor.
08-23-2014 05:21:36 | More by santomark
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.9/5 rDev +14.7%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a deep amber colour with a nice head that shrinks to a small layer, with some nice lacing as well.
Smells fairly hoppy and aromatic.
Tastes very hoppy, some light malts in there too for balance. Quite a thick mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.
Overall a fairly decent beer.
04-03-2012 14:06:44 | More by CwrwAmByth
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
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
3.55/5 rDev +4.4%
Pours a pretty deep copper color with minimal head. A bit of caramel in the aroma, not a whole lot going on here. Flavors of vanilla and malt, slight diacetyl, not a huge hop presence. Medium carbonation and a bit sticky. A little sweeter than expected, but quite drinkable.
07-23-2014 03:35:52 | More by Phigg1102
United Kingdom (England)
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
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
Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
78 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.