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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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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 10
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Iceland

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 01-03-2012

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Ratings: 144 | Reviews: 31
Photo of evianIPA
1.37/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

This is not a pale ale, it's a bland bitter waste of beer. Skip it and head for their porter, it's delicious.

Photo of AutumnWind
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of LehighAce06
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of BanditoJunkie
2.22/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wasn't for me, taste was bland at best....

Photo of jacks0n
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of Philousa
2.26/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Shiny metallic copper in color with thin, airy head. A little lacing. Clarity is great. Light coppery malt, some biscuit but nothing really stands out in the nose. Faint hint of hops, but I've no idea what kind. Thin flavors, some nuttiness, a little biscuit, then it turns bitter. Copper penny bitterness takes over. No real pine or grassy bitterness. Mostly metallic.Thin mouthfeel with a dry finish.

As you can tell from my description, I wasn't really feeling this. It isn't a good sign when you are describing the lack of flavors or aromas. Pass.

Photo of ss_jelsa
2.39/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Disappointing taste and a sour smell

Photo of Liquoric3
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Birmz
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of misterworldwide
2.52/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Maltiness that's all I really get.

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of bvlaminck
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of ToddThompson
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of hozersr
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of amorpork
2.77/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Recommended by our concierge saying to seek this out of you're a US craft beer fan. So I did and it was ok but only ok. There are better options out there including the local white ales and stouts. Summary: Good color and carbonation. Very bready, malty taste and slightly metallic finish.

Photo of tikk
2.8/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Demaskee
2.81/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Tries to be the best of all worlds and comes short. Noble hops combined with Northern Brewer and Cascade. Unfortunatly it doesn't quite work. Think toothpaste and orange juice. You don't want to combine the mintiness of NB with the citrusy/floral Cascade. It falls flat with a lingering biitterness on the back middle of the tongue.

Photo of Msxmollyrose
2.87/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a mason jar.

Appearance: A deep orange/Amber color. Minimal head.

Smell: Not great... biscuit?

Taste: Definitely made up for the aroma. I get full flavors of honey and grapes, earthy, mild orange peel/citrus zest and some jasmine. Medium malt and light hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a very nice crisp finish. The finish is the best part for me. Sweet with a very small bit of bitterness at the very end.

Overall: I like this beer. Its not the best but its still pretty darn good. I tend to shy away from pale ales but I think this one has a wonderful fruity flavor profile. Will drink again.

Photo of Tbone2131
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of swgwilt
2.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Yellolab2010
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of iwillhaveanother
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ajtorres311
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bluetrevian
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð
78 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.