Smiling Irish Bastard | Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub

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Brewed by:
Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
Maine, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GarthDanielson on 02-25-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 39
Photo of Rickless29
4.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the better Pale Ales I've had. Had it from a bottle I picked up at a great craft beer store while in Portland, ME. Poured a light copper color with a decent white head. Big piney aroma hits right off the bat. The taste is abundantly hoppy, more like an IPA than a Pale. Big citrus, grapefruit, pine resin taste with a solid malt backing that gives it a smooth character and nice complexity. But it's the hops that are center stage here, providing a solid bitter bite and pleasing citrus aftertaste. A terrific beer, especially if you're a fan of hoppy brews.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft from Fisherman's Galley in Winter Harbor, ME
Pours a clear medium light amber with big white head and textbook lacing, smells peppery with mildly dank hops and nice malty sweetness, taste is bready malty sweetness balanced by a peppery pine bitterness that lingers, feel is medium bodied with spicy carbonation. A peppery sweet pale I could drink for days.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker amber color with a thin white head and a lot of carbonation.

Smell: Strong citrus and mild pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Rough medium bodied. Bitter hops and pine notes with a subtle citrus sweetness.

Overall: Good brew, I would have this one again.

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Photo of illpass78
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on tap at Helen's in Machias, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear gold/amber with a short white crown of foam. Carbonation present. Some lacing left behind.

Aroma: Floral hops with some malt.

Taste: Tasty pale ale! Nice mix of floral, grassy hops and caramel malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: On the low side of medium depth. Sessionable.

Overall: Very nice pale ale from the Queen City. Had been looking forward to trying something from this brewery and they did not disappoint.

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Photo of Maineraidah
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent American pale ale! Hoppy beer but nothing to crazy with a slight citrus undertone. Slight pleasent aftertaste but disappears quickly. This is my local go to micro brew. Pairs great with spicy foods. At this pub it is a perfect match with the boneless wings.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a slightly hazed orange-gold color with a thin, filmy, white coating. Nose of subtle hops and citrus highlights, both blended and light. Flavors of strong, bitter and resiny hops with a huge grapefruit highlight. Tangy and bitter aftertaste, with a clean, peppery finish. Tasty.

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Smiling Irish Bastard from Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
3.83 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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