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Metalman Pale Ale | Metalman Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Metalman Brewery
Ireland | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JohnfromDublin on 09-14-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
29
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
20.05%
 
 
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 29
Reviews by NilocRellim:
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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Served from the tap.

The beer was clear and deep gold.

It smelled of sweet malts, citrus-hops, and honey.

The beer tasted like citrus-hops, and sweet malts. Unlike a lot of pale ales, this beer had a medium body and was very drinkable.

Would I buy it again? Definitely.

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Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of beerinabottle
4.98/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From the new canning line down at the brewery in Waterford. Nicely balanced, enjoyable hit of hops. Prefer a bottle but what the hell it's a fine ale.

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Photo of WalkerHater
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can't really rate look as I'm drinking from the can, but overall it's a fine, hoppy APA. Nice

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Photo of falconxman
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of metter98
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Norseman, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high creamy off white head that died down and left a collar around the edge, patches of bubbles on the surface, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy and grassy hops along with a light amount of associated bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink. Although it is mostly dominated by hop flavors, there isn't too much in the way of bitterness.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fallenshadow
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmtpi
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Eucrid
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on draught at the Bull & Castle in Christchurch, Dublin. 500ml was poured into a halbe. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger head of decent thickness, cream, and retention. Colour is a clear blonde.

Sm: Bittering hops and wheat are all me broken nose detects. All apologies, lads.

T: Clean barley forms the foundation, with a murky balance of different bittering hops riding atop. The finish consists of dying hop notes. It's balanced strangely, with no real open and an asymmetrical body, but it's par for the style and delightful in its own right. Avoids too much bitterness, a common pitfall of pale ales.

Mf: Nicely dry to style, but perchance a bit too much on the climax. It could also use more smoothness to balance it out.

Dr: I wouldn't have it again at 4.40 euro, but it will please fans of the style and it's good to have an Irish pale ale other than Galway Hooker to please those of us that live in the auld country.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Porterhouse, Parliament St.

Orange gold with a dead calm body and a slight film that leaves just a few trails. Nectar sweet hops flower nose.
Ripe peach malts with bright fresh tangerine and floral hops plus a bit of resiny bite.
Fresh apricot finish with slight tart hit. Creamsickle linger and notable bitterness. Soft, round, creamy and smooth.

Silky body and epically complex but melded hops. Beats down any English blonde. Divine.

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Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of msanborn
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dryndantheman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of spdyfire83
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

199th Review
Served in a half pint
On-draft at The Black Sheep

A: Dull orangish yellow. Single (bubbly white) fingernail head.

S: Mostly wheat here with a touch of citrus (orange, lemon, etc.). Hop aroma is muted by somewhat over-powering malt sweetness.

T: Decent hops (considering they were well hidden on the nose) with loads of malt sweetness. The citrus fruit comes through quite well, but is not overly pronounced (I wish it were a bit more so). Finishes quite bitter, but all-around not too bad.

M: Light bodied with smooth carbonation.

O: It doesn't remind me of an American Pale Ale (more along the lines of an American Red), but no worries there. A nicely balanced beer that is easy to drink and quite good. Not great, but good.

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Photo of oldglory78
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank from a can. 33cl. Best before July 2015 (so guessing about 7 months old?). Decent APA from Metalman. Had drank before on draught and enjoyed. This is a very good Irish APA. Not so strong on hops but nice flavour and would recommend. Will buy again.

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Photo of estevaom
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Richie71
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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