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Tipperary Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery

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Tipperary Pale AleTipperary Pale Ale

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002)
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Ratings: 166 | Reviews: 119 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Phatz:
Photo of Phatz


3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

$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.

07-10-2007 05:47:44 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-18-2013 22:41:13 | More by MadScientist
Photo of tbryan5


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-11-2013 03:41:57 | More by tbryan5
Photo of Beaver13


2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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.

03-25-2009 05:24:38 | More by Beaver13
Photo of merlin48


3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

02-10-2004 03:30:30 | More by merlin48
Photo of GreenMountainBoy


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-12-2013 01:27:21 | More by GreenMountainBoy
Photo of SkinnyElvis


4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

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.


01-31-2007 22:00:44 | More by SkinnyElvis
Photo of magictrokini


3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

12-10-2008 22:04:41 | More by magictrokini
Photo of kingcrowing


3.68/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

02-16-2010 00:30:06 | More by kingcrowing
Photo of rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.33/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

02-02-2005 20:53:41 | More by rastaman
Photo of LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

08-05-2010 22:40:56 | More by LXIXME
Photo of Brenden


3.93/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

04-04-2012 17:35:07 | More by Brenden
Photo of IntriqKen


4.4/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

04-23-2006 21:49:43 | More by IntriqKen
Photo of nige4958


2.48/5  rDev -33.3%

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.

08-13-2006 04:35:09 | More by nige4958
Photo of jmz62565


4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

01-18-2007 00:08:37 | More by jmz62565
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

11-30-2008 01:15:48 | More by Sammy
Photo of ImusBeer


3.15/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

08-30-2009 00:37:02 | More by ImusBeer
Photo of bashiba


4.43/5  rDev +19.1%

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.

06-01-2008 02:53:11 | More by bashiba
Photo of akorsak


3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

05-12-2007 00:05:49 | More by akorsak
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.7/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

10-24-2011 09:42:35 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of Topher78


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-06-2013 20:37:47 | More by Topher78
Photo of BeerSox


2.9/5  rDev -22%

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.

05-24-2008 23:43:24 | More by BeerSox
Photo of nahthan


4.65/5  rDev +25%

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.

12-02-2007 02:39:57 | More by nahthan
Photo of theopholis


4.18/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

01-21-2008 23:38:09 | More by theopholis
Photo of jaydoc


4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-21-2013 19:54:23 | More by jaydoc
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Tipperary Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.