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McSorley's Irish Pale Ale - Pabst Brewing Company

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McSorley's Irish Pale AleMcSorley's Irish Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 17.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cyberbmcd on 01-10-2009)
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of kyleTRC
3.8/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decided to try something new. Picked up a six pack at a local liquor store. I enjoyed this very much for a pale ale. My friends asked me what it taste like and the best thing I can describe it as is a mixture of killians red and any normal IPA. I will buy this again.

kyleTRC, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of pathman
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of kdwruck
1/5  rDev -68.3%

kdwruck, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -4.8%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -4.8%

jzlyo, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3/5  rDev -4.8%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Celtics76
3.75/5  rDev +19%

Celtics76, May 30, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

InspectorBob, May 22, 2013
Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.25/5  rDev -28.6%

SonOfKyuss, May 12, 2013
Photo of Didier
3/5  rDev -4.8%

Didier, May 11, 2013
Photo of JamesStreet
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

JamesStreet, May 10, 2013
Photo of BuddyE
3/5  rDev -4.8%

BuddyE, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

abcdefghijkyle, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Skarod
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

Skarod, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.56/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at the Irish Exit in New York.

Appearance: amber orange hue with light effervescence and an unfortunately minimal head. Color is good, though.

Smell: sweet malt with a light fruitiness and lightly citrusy hop aroma. Actually pretty well composed.

Taste: caramelly sweet malt with a fruity, citrusy hop character. There's also a hint of berry and herbal character. It is working for me! Not bad, but there's some diacetyl butteriness that gets in the way of really enjoying it.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-light body with a moderate carbonation and a decent creaminess. Not too bad!

Overall: relatively tasty and drinkable. I could probably quaff quite a few of these, although the diacetyl does bother me a little bit.

flagmantho, Apr 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Pillowburn, Mar 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Punisher, Mar 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -4.8%

Ohboy229, Mar 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

BlakeAM, Mar 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +19%

makerocketgo, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.19/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that died down but never completely faded away, leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of floral and herbal hops are present in the nose.
T: The initial taste has hints of caramel and sweetness and then transitions to flavors of earthy and herbal hops with a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Hints of dryness are present in the finish.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and tastes like an average Irish Red Ale. The only real drawback was that the smell was very weak and seems like it could use stronger aromas.

metter98, Mar 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

mfigueroa713, Mar 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -20.6%

JRBecks, Feb 25, 2013
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2/5  rDev -36.5%

NeoZaZ, Feb 18, 2013
McSorley's Irish Pale Ale from Pabst Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.