Pale Ale | Long Ireland Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Long Ireland Beer Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of moodenba
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My son and his girlfriend picked up a growler of Long Ireland Pale Ale at the brewery July 2016. Chilled ale was poured into a highball glass to give a large head. Head was impressive, rocky top and fairly long lasting, with some lacing generated during consumption.

There was a minimal aroma. The light amber beer has a pleasant flavor. The hop bitterness and moderate hop flavor were just right for my palate. The malt body was noticeable, but in the background.

This ale reminds me of the Pale Ale from the Blue Point Brewery, their Long Island neighbors. Both have the flavor and balance to be candidates for my everyday summer beer.

Comparing my review with others suggests that the formulation might have changed at some point. Some previous reviews suggest a deeper amber color and a maltier palate.

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Photo of tigg924
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, orange-brown in color, with one inch head. Taste is graham cracker, husk, toasted malt, and light pine. Very easy drinker that is very much on the maltier side of pale ales that I have had. I like this one and will pick it up again.

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Photo of dar482
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The aroma hits of pine, hints of citrus, herbal.

The beer hints of citrus up front, but then is domianted by a heavy piney bitterness. There's a light biscuity malt to help balance that out, but instead, as the beer lingers, more and more bitterness sticks onto the palate.

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Photo of calitrie1486
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this was one of the better offerings I had from this brewery on the day we went for a brewery tasting. Very drinkable PA at just over 6%. If I didn't have a nice connection at treehouse for lights on I would drink this all day at the beach

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Photo of Icemann383
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ulita
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really good beer

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Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JustIPAs
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of KrissyKat6
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of ggell100
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Jen-P
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of nmatros
4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A really nice balance.

Caramel from the malt comes first and is quickly checked by the hops. Compared to similar Pale Ales, the sweetness is a bit more pronounced, but in my opinion this adds to its complexity rather than detracting from its style.

One of those that I simply keep coming back to.

Even better on tap at their tasting room (maybe slightly less sweet than the bottle if that makes sense).

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Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle shipped for $6.50 from halftime beverage. Poured into a pint glass.

A - Pour is a little too deep for a pale ale. More of a dark IPA with an amber brown body. Head is very unimpressive just a 1/4 inch that settles to a mild ring.
S - Not very bittering hops, more English malts if anything with a touch of herbal tea. All this is still very faint.
T - Again drinks more like a somewhat crafted IPA. Light biscuit malts, gram cracker sweetness, maybe some crystal malts, and a mild bittering finish that clings to the palate after every sip. Somewhat unbalanced but still enjoyable.
M - Body is medium bodied, somewhat dry but refreshing enough.

Overall not a bad first beer from these guys but I have had better balance in my uber hopped pale ales. Half decent IPA but a forgettable pale ale.

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Photo of pknyc
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cool beer, I had a pint at Draught 55 in Midtown East. It has a big hop character of what I'd consider old-school American craft hops, as in, Cascade and it's early APA friends. It has more citrus than an English IPA, but there's still a lot of grassy spice that at first made me wonder if this was a more of an American-English hybrid—especially with the smooth malty backbone. While there's nothing radical about this pale ale, it has a big, bright Cascade flavor with an easy-drinking body that I'd be happy to enjoy for a few pints.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Pale Ale from Long Ireland Beer Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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