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Icelandic Pale Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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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:
#41,543
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
309
pDev:
13.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of evianIPA
1.37/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

This is not a pale ale, it's a bland bitter waste of beer. Skip it and head for their porter, it's delicious.

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1.92/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AutumnWind
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of LehighAce06
2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of BanditoJunkie
2.22/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Wasn't for me, taste was bland at best....

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of Philousa
2.26/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Shiny metallic copper in color with thin, airy head. A little lacing. Clarity is great. Light coppery malt, some biscuit but nothing really stands out in the nose. Faint hint of hops, but I've no idea what kind. Thin flavors, some nuttiness, a little biscuit, then it turns bitter. Copper penny bitterness takes over. No real pine or grassy bitterness. Mostly metallic.Thin mouthfeel with a dry finish.

As you can tell from my description, I wasn't really feeling this. It isn't a good sign when you are describing the lack of flavors or aromas. Pass.

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2.39/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Disappointing taste and a sour smell

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Photo of Kirbyderby
2.45/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Liquoric3
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of misterworldwide
2.52/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Maltiness that's all I really get.

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2.58/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

- Spiegelau ipa glass.

A: A darken orange, good clarity with a glass consuming rate of macro-effervesce. Huge, antique white head is rigid and firm, at 3 fingers in the vessel. Thin whispy lashes of lace, weak coverage rate.

S: Hint of sour citrus, wet grass, and wet corn stalks. Odd, not really hoppy as wet and earthy vegetation.

T: Dried corn ears, light bittering bitterness, again more earthy corn stalks ears, then traditional hopping. Malting is weak, corny, earthy vegatation, weak finish, Hard to justify this as a pale.

M: Light bodied, watery, tang of sour corn-citrus on the inner cheeks, Not really bittering, more lager like without the crispness.

O: Drinks like a yuengling, lighlty toasted with a weak hopping, lager like drinking with some stale malt. More macro, corn based, light, non-enticing under par drinkability, have to pass. drain poured.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
2.59/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Watery pale ale that lacks a crisp hop profile...

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Photo of mig100
2.65/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pkalix
2.71/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Ant777uk
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Crisp and well balanced, good hops...though overall it does not have any real character that seperates it from a beer that is not from Iceland...

I was hoping for a unique flavor...

Anyway, still pretty good

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Photo of HannahMarieGrey
2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Pleasant great smell with hints of citrus. Not a lot of hop character. Air citrus and earthy/grassy taste

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Photo of buckyp
2.74/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DrunkenMonk
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of Beerdemon2731
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bvlaminck
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of ToddThompson
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of hozersr
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of amorpork
2.77/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Recommended by our concierge saying to seek this out of you're a US craft beer fan. So I did and it was ok but only ok. There are better options out there including the local white ales and stouts. Summary: Good color and carbonation. Very bready, malty taste and slightly metallic finish.

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Icelandic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 309 ratings
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