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Icelandic Pale Ale - Einstök Ölgerð

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Icelandic Pale AleIcelandic Pale Ale

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78
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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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Nordicadventurer

Iceland

4.4/5  rDev +29.8%

08-16-2014 13:34:23 | More by Nordicadventurer
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mrbigpappa

Finland

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

07-14-2014 09:12:58 | More by mrbigpappa
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

06-30-2014 21:23:58 | More by cmillsLA
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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

07-25-2012 22:23:57 | More by tsailor
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elNopalero

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +19.5%

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
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andylipp

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +18%

03-11-2013 10:31:45 | More by andylipp
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Therisse

California

4/5  rDev +18%

02-26-2013 17:18:56 | More by Therisse
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christianmoore


4/5  rDev +18%

07-06-2014 03:02:34 | More by christianmoore
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6string

Germany

4/5  rDev +18%

09-26-2012 21:02:48 | More by 6string
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.9/5  rDev +15%

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
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

08-29-2013 21:46:34 | More by dcbeers
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darkplayer35

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

05-25-2013 04:14:06 | More by darkplayer35
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Gipsy_Danger19


3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-28-2014 15:42:04 | More by Gipsy_Danger19
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drunkheathen

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

08-24-2013 21:40:59 | More by drunkheathen
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

06-28-2014 11:10:55 | More by DantheMan75
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

03-08-2014 18:03:52 | More by ridgeline23
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JohnDee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-13-2014 06:20:35 | More by JohnDee
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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

04-10-2013 21:07:03 | More by Arsenal0328
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StJamesGate

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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Phigg1102

New York

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

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
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gutbucket2

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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Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-24-2014 22:34:16 | More by CTague
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-27-2014 22:56:43 | More by pagesofphotographs
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California

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-14-2013 04:19:12 | More by jlisuk
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-22-2014 23:08:58 | More by JakeBushart
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Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
78 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.