Icelandic Pale Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

Icelandic Pale AleIcelandic Pale Ale
BA SCORE
26.3%
Liked This Beer
3.45 w/ 285 ratings
Icelandic Pale AleIcelandic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Iceland
einstokbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
American and Bavarian craft come together with the finest Icelandic water to create the Viking version of the Pale Ale, where robust hoppiness meets smooth malty undertones. Cascade hops give it the American character, while Northern Brewer hops add just enough bitterness to make this Ale refreshingly Icelandic.

Added by jazzyjeff13 on 01-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,689
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
285
Liked:
75
Avg:
3.45/5
pDev:
13.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
92
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of jabjuancho
5/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBresident
4.78/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice crisp taste, clean mouth feel. A really good offering is your not in the mood for a heavier beer.

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Photo of codekiln
4.6/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from Reykjavik Vinbudin and from Fish cafe in downtown Reykjavik. Me alewifie says it has notes of homemade, burned maple syrup with sediment in it. I think it has a nicely complex, hoppy character. Pours a light head that dissipates quickly. Some bitterness on the finish. Ruby amber in color. I'm trying to taste the maple syrup, and I get slight estery quality, but can't yet sense the maple syrup me alewifie definitely tastes. She's had maple syrup fresh out of the trees after being cooked in the vat. It might be a specific minerally flavor or a certain toasting of the sugars; something earthy; sap comes up the tree from the earth. I think it could be related to the volcanic sulfer in the water here in Iceland. "Tangy" definitely applies.

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Photo of singletary
4.53/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured a orange/Cooper color with a malty aroma to it. The taste is very malty with a bit of hop flavor at the end. It has a medium body to it and very drinkable. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. It was more malty than a normal pale ale but still a nice offering.

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Photo of samthewildone
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of Caddant
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of jammi24
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice Icelandic pale ale beer

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Photo of justinm4bama
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alpha309
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of SevenBeersDaily
4.45/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great ale, especially to accompany a vegetable dish. How anyone can not like this is beyond me.

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4.4/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of beerman123
4.35/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrbigpappa
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of beerman999999
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmillsLA
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Armen
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of tsailor
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of BellsFan
4.24/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The current brew of Icelandic APA is a winner. My rating much higher than BAs. APA is a fave style.

Fresh glass bottle into Sam Adams Pint.
A) Pours a mostly clear, orange/copper Body with a 2 finger dense, creamy off white head with great retention and cascades of steamy lace.

S) Complex and abundant aromas of tangerine, lemon and orange zest, pepper, pine, caramel, herbaln and floral/grassy earthy hop. Abundant creamy caramel as it warms. Would like to taste against Dales Pale.
T) Taste follows smell of tangerine, orange and lemon zest, pepper, pine, caramel, with more herbal and floral/grassy hops and a peppery, clean finish. Pine/citrus peel/spicy bitterness on the finish. Nice malt/bitterness balance, and clean scrubbing finish. Good food beer.
F) Creamy with strong carbonation and mid weight body; continuing with a smooth and cream, sticky balanced mouthfeel.
O) Way more flavor than most APAs or beers at 5.5% ABV. Must try 24.

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Photo of jkermitj
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalonbrewing
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a honeyed amber yellow color with serious foam that tightly compacts once it dies down. There’s a honeyed sweetness rounding out the lightly hopped aroma, and an almost-tropical, pineapple-like hop profile. Lightly hopped with an upfront bittering tailing into a touch of resiny pine. Lightly flavored with tropical hop flavors and a slightly dry finish that is very agreeable. I noticed a light toast on the malt that comes across as it warms. The second of this brewery’s beer that I’ve tried—both have been noticeably crisp and it makes me wonder if there really is something in the water up north.

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Photo of Dper
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hoppy and malty.
Definitely not like any other Pale Ale.
Very unique surprise. Nice beer!

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Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 26.3% out of 100 with 285 ratings
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