Tipperary Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery

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Tipperary Pale AleTipperary Pale Ale

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

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Photo of Phatz
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

$9 for a bomber of 5% Pale is ridiculous. This beer is not bad but come-on it is not worth what paid. This is a spectacularly drinkable beer. I could handle this day and night. Perfectly easy drinking for a hop head and delightfully bitter and dry but you'd need to be willing to shell out the money. California beers in PA. That is what sucks. Maybe out of PA its not so bad. Anyway, on with the breakdown.

This beer was shared with gottajiboo2 and idesofmarch89 while brewing.

Appearance: pours a gold color that pushes near to amber hues with a big foamy white head.

Smell: Hoppy. The first thing to hit the nose is the beautiful aroma of fresh hops. I love a hoppy pale ale for easy drinking. The sweet malt backbone is there to follow.

Taste: There is a light grain and sweet pale mat attribute that lead right into the big resiny Cascade hop flavor of citrus peel and grapefruit and pine. The finish is dry enough to sting and the bold long lasting aftertaste is a treat. There is not a lot of depth and complexity to contemplate is a simple hoppy pale ale but there is plenty of enjoyment in putting the bottoms up to my glass.

Mouthfeel: It is a light body beer that feels bigger in the mouth with the prickly pine hops and the dry finish; it smoothly slides right down the throat.

Drinkability: A nice easy drinking beer. Nothing special. Nothing worthy of a tasting. Just a very easy dinking APA. (with a steep price tag).

Hope this is helpful.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.3/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange (yeasty on second pour) with a thin white head that quickly diminishes.

The aroma is sweet sugary malts and melon with a little earthy floral hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary melon with a touch of hops in the finish. It's rather washed out and bland with some metallic and vegetal notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery with low carbonation.

Overall, a little too sweet for me, and not enough hops and a bit bland and off.

Photo of merlin48
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

22oz bottle here. I read some of the notes about the unruly head, so I handled and poured with this one very delicately. You've gotta be kidding! 90% foam and 10% beer. But, geeeez, what a wonderful aroma lurks underneath the mess. Tangerine and grapefruit along with rock candy and toffee. Pears and apples, raisinbread, and a meadow of wildflowers add to the divine nose. Mouthfeel lacks carbonation(it must be on top), but is medium bodied and has a unique fruity apple hops bite. Taste is well balanced and very complex. Much of the aroma is reflected in the taste, so I will simply say that this is one unique pale ale. Very tasty and equisitely well crafted. Drinkability suffers from having to wait so long for the head to settle. I could have dipped several tablespoons of foam off the top. My imperial pint glass still has enormous globs of lace on the sides 20 minutes after finishing this one off. Looks like the globs are going to crust over that way. How do you rate something that smells and tastes so good, but is such a PITA to drink? Certainly is a unique experience for this reviewer.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark amber with a good bit of head into my pint glass. Does not have much smell but a hint of hops. Smooth pale ale taste while not crossing the hop-line into an IPA. Very true to style. Very, very drinkable due to its smoothness and low ABV. This would be a great beer to drink with the boys while watching a ball game. Again, a solid brew from Moylans.


Photo of magictrokini
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Darker gold pour with a rocky white head. Fresh hops, orange-with-pine, grapefruit, and perfume in the aroma. Clean, sharp, hoppy bite with a mix of bread, lemon, and straw/wheat to even it out. Different from the caramel base APA. A not-too-dry finish. Very nice.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into an altbier glass.

Pours a nice amber slightly hazy color with some light almond hints. Has a nice fluffy 1 fingered slightly off white head. Nose is bitter, sweet and floral.

Mouthfeel is excellent and full, with a light crisp finish. Has a nice light hoppiness. Although it's got a bit of that homebrew twang to it. Not bad, but it seems a bit off to me.

Photo of rastaman
3.32/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tap@Moylans brewpub. Pretty decent stuff. Typical lychee and grapefruit, but never over the top with this beer, good session APA. Slight hop sweetness to start, with some light bitterness. Not challenging, just a nice easy going pint, one of my favourites at Moylans.

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A particle filled hazy to murky honey golden colored pale ale with a decent sized off white head that slowly bubbles down leaving a nice lacing a top this beer poured from a 22 oz bomber.

A sweet and yet slightly sour almost sour orange aroma, kinda hard to pinpoint the sources, but in a good way.

The taste as the aftertaste of each drink is dryish above all else with the taste having distinct hops overtones with added undertones of caramel malts, a well balanced tasting beer, slightly weaker than I was hoping for but interesting and very drinkable none the less.

Photo of Brenden
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is a mildly cloudy dark amber-orange just short of copper. A nearly white, orange-tinged head develops to about half a finger in height. It sticks around as a heavy foam and leaves a ring of lacing along the top and some patching beside.
The nose and flavor offer up an unusual balance of sweetness and hops, almost like candied dried tropical fruits with grapefruit bitterness. There's a strong malty backbone giving up a bit of caramel along with some biscuit. It's very interesting how the hint of candy-like sweetness blends with the citric bitterness and tropical fruits, and floral hops are also present.
The body is medium, and there's enough carbonation, crispness and smoothness to make for a good mouthfeel. The only issue is that it comes off a touch light and a little thin.

Photo of IntriqKen
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok, this is a pleasant surprise.
Poured golden amber with a full 3 finger head that very, very slowly melts...lacing remains throughout.
Aroma is an assault of fresh hops....reminisent of Bear Republic's Hop Rod Rye so I suspect the same hops are used.
The taste is definately fresh hops...green and citrus feel bitter. I don't notice the malts, but the balance is so good I think they are in there just to mellow and smooth out the intense hoppiness....it works.
Mouthfeel is creamy and full of tiny carbonation that leaves a smooth thick coating on the tongue.
Aftertaste of grapefruit and citrus peel bitterness with a slight resin hops taste.
Quenching and quaffable.

Photo of nige4958
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What a shame. This beer used to be amazing. Bottle says it's bottle conditioned. This beer used to have a healthy layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. My guess is it's now filtered, although the bottle claims it's bottle conditioned. Down in flames. A shit pale ale.

Photo of jmz62565
4.01/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a gigantic white foamy head. This beer has a ton of of carbonation, open slowly and have a rag handy, I had a mess. and has alot of yeast in the bottle. The smell is piney hops and a "bisquity" aroma. The taste is like the smell,full of pine flavord hops, bread yeast, with a creamy feel. The m/f is light and well balanced making this a very well crafted beer that is borderline IPA and very much worth the trouble trying to find it.

Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This aggressively carbonated beer had a distinct British hop bitteress and a sweetness, that moved back and forth consistent with their wording betweenthe bitterness and the sweetness. And neither was overdone. It was nice and if more complexity, would merit a higher rating.A bit of hop smell, a nice head were also featured.

Photo of ImusBeer
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My local 100 draft place

Got this on draft, it poured a light orange amber with a short white stable head and heavy lace.

Slight citrus hop aroma before your first sip. I. Expected more bitterness but it's not hoppy at all, drinks light.

The mouthfeel is light and crisp I'd drink this on a hot day but generally speaking it's good but nothing special.

Photo of bashiba
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep dark cloudy copper with a thick and creamy long lasting head.

Had a nice malty buiscuity smell with a bit of fresh lemon and juniper.

Flavor is very balanced with a nice bit of toasty and bready malts and a clean citrus and pine hop quality.

Mouthfeel has a light bit of oily texture with a bit of a dry finish.

Very drinkable and balanced APA. Excellent.

Photo of akorsak
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 22 oz bomber from Capone's.

A: The APA is a hazy orange color, punctuated by some darker brown hints. The head neared a finger on pour but reduces down to a whitish patch in the center of the glass.

S: The nose is malty grains, bread-like with a spritzy citrus hop profile.

T: The taste profile mirrors what I anticipated from the nose. The malt body is firm, not strong but firm, providing a dry grainy flavor that nicely supports the hops. Those hops are citrusy and light but manage to leave a fairly bitter aftertaste.

M: The mouthfeel is light throughout until the bitterness at the end. The low alcohol makes no appearances.

D: Very drinkable with a low abv that won't scare someone away. The fairly restrained hop body might keep you from too many though.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows resinous pine, grapefruit and green wood. Underneath is faint caramel.
More of the same as flavours: green wood (cedar?), grapefruit. The malt is more pronounced however, with caramel, toffee and bready characters.
Body seems a little syrupy.

Photo of BeerSox
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into nonic.

Clear deep honey amber hue with a light tan thick and fizzy head that slowly settles to a fuzzy cap.

The aroma has light grain, trace amounts of honey, and some sharp, but not too powerful, hops.

The taste has a little bit of dull grain, and some spicy hops that don't quite do it for me. There is more of a light herb taste than hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation. The finish is the lingering "herb" flavor.

Photo of nahthan
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tap at Barclay’s in Oakland. Body of a pale ale, hopped more like an American IPA without going overboard. slightly musty hop aroma that reminds me of Moonlight’s twist of fate or Drake's IPA (Nugget hops?). extremely unique hop flavor, a sharp/floral/vegetal bitterness combination that reminds me of fresh curry leaves. Good malt backbone without giving me the impression that the finishing gravity was overly high. Nice low alcohol makes it easy to enjoy a few pints. Excellent pale ale for hop heads.

Photo of theopholis
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Fairly clear, amber/copper color with a good-sized head that leaves some loose lacing behind.

Aroma - Lots of malt sweetness with just a hint of hops. Really not quite hoppy enough for an American IPA. Very inviting all the same.

Taste - A very nice balance between the maltiness, malt sweetness and flavoring hops. Nice, subtle notes of biscuit and coffee come through; especially in the aftertaste. Taste-wise, this is one of the better AIPAs. A good jolt of hops, but it doesn't overwhelm the rest of the beer.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, quite smooth. CO2 level is spot on for this style.

Drinkablity - If you are a hop-head, this is a great beer to rest your palate on. And if you are just interested in seeing what an AIPA should taste like, again, try this beer. The other attributes are lacking however.

Photo of peabody
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a cloudy ice tea color with two fingers of white suds with excellent retention and a good amount of lacing.
Smell is complex. Caramel and straw with a burning citrus yeast and the alcohol even at 5% comes through. Some raisin here.
Taste is a bit of a let down from the aroma. Kind of dirty and not really citrusy as the smell would have you to believe. Warm caramel and dark bitter mix together with an alcohol aftertaste which is pretty supprising.
Drinkability is only OK here because of the lack of flavors. All in all though, a good IPA. I would really like to try this fresh from a tap.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one poured a very bright and very crystal clear, deep reddish amber. A really nice shade of orange amber with an awesome amount of clarity to it. Really nice carbonation could be seen in the chains of bubbles rippling up toward the surface. A very nice two finger high head of off white colored lace then gathered at the top of this one and proceeded to settle down after just a few minutes to a thin pillow like layer across the top for the rest of the session. Very nice side glass presentation then followed and really gave this a solid look for a pale ale.

The aroma was a full on replica of the classic west coast hoppy pale ale. A deep resin filled and very thick aroma of pine and citrus hops greeted you right up front. Very nice notes of orange and even some tangerines were easily found. There was a nice

The flavor picked up right where the smell had left off. This was a really tight and nicely balanced little pale ale. Rich fresh sticky pine hops SA nice floral bath of tangerines and pineapple flavored hops that opened the door to the sweeter and sugary side of this. Really quite nice. A good base of malted grain underneath providing a nice touch of balance as well and letting you know this was a rather nice little beer. The finish was long and drawn out, very dry with the hops Long lasting bitter pine flavor made you reach for another sip time and again.

Photo of wcudwight
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Compliments of BeerRun13 and NC Lotto BIF
Pour is a hazy pale golden color. Thin lacy head with little retention.Thin whispy lace that covers the glass.
Smell is very sweet for a pale ale. Lot's of caramel. Very little hops in the nose.
Taste is much the same. Sweet like candy. Lot's of caramel and butterscotch. Hops finally present themselves in the finish as the beer warms. Reminds me more of an amber ale instead of a pale ale.
Mouthfeel is fair. A bit on the watery side.
Not an outstanding pale ale. A bit of a different take on the style. But it's still a good beer and I finished my imperial pint quicker than normal.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moylan’s Tipperary Pale Ale has a medium, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, copper appearance, and some lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet bread, caramel, bread crust, and a bit of a hop zing. Taste is of those elements, with a very mild hop bitterness to close out the sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Moylan’s Tipperary Pale Ale finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and easy going. I rate this beer most excellent.


Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour a pellucid golden amber to copper color, the head large and frothy, the lace a fine coating upon the glass. Citrus fresh, hop floral, and a nice underlying malt aroma to tease the senses. Hints of yeast and malt sweet at the front, the top lean and the finish biting in its acidity with the hops potent in their spicy bite. Dry and long lasting aftertaste that is somewhat bitter, quite a pleasure to drink and a great beer for those lighter moments.

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Tipperary Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
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