Smithwick's Pale Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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3.36/5
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194 Ratings
Smithwick's Pale AleSmithwick's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,595
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
194
pDev:
14.58%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Dentist666
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mediocre pale ale.
Clear dark golden with 2-finger off-white head, nice retention.
Smell - grassy, malty.
Taste - honey, malty, herbal hops.
Medium body and carbonation, smooth, drinkable.

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Photo of Act25
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I find this mid pack but better than BA reviews.
a) Pours the hazed amber with a tan head that lasts and parades some lacing.
s) Too faint and too much mass grain/malt with a bit of sweet honey and flowers.
t) Also red pale sweet, grains, with that honey and floral finales that redeems it.
f) Easy, smooth, but light and grainy. Session beer.
Extra stout is so much better.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 123321123321
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oleg85
3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnDon
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roguer
3.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Herbal, grassy nose with a touch of lemongrass. Light and sweet on the palate, with touches of honey, wheat, lemon, dry spice, and moderate bitterness. Fairly creamy and lively on the palate.

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Photo of Johnnyrafer
3.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Waterford Waterfront Hotel. Pours amber with a thin white head that lasts. Not much aroma, but there's a little hop flavor in there. Feel is good, decent mouthfeel. Overal the Metalman is better, but this is inoffensive.

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Photo of fdinnocenzo
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OompaMentor
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JLK7299
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandschorr
3.54/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For a pale ale, this is a decent beer. The color is a hazy gold with an off-white head that quickly dissipates. The lacing on the glass is decent and the carbonation is not great. The nose is a caramel adventure. Some I have worked with also mentioned a bready nose mixed with flora. The taste follows the nose an Englishesque hop experience. The malt tends to overpower the hops but for me that is acceptable because I tend to not like hops being so strong.

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Photo of ZachT
3.91/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictoriaTyagunova
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oidmoe
3.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopBelT
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of npendres
2.86/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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Smithwick's Pale Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 194 ratings