Smiling Irish Bastard | Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub

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85
very good
45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GarthDanielson on 02-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of aaron6440
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a high sided snifter glass.

A little darker amber than I am used to in a pale ale.

Aroma is of dank citrusy hops, smells excellent.

Nice hoppy taste, for a 6% abv the body is very thin with not much malt presence.

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Photo of williahd
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kileybri
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I loved everything about this beer and the name amused me.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmorris15
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rickless29
4.78/5  rDev +23.5%
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 Mikexw
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChipChaight
4.14/5  rDev +7%
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 Casterbridge
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.47/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rcaxtell
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy great brew. Asked the waitress for a hoppy beer and she didn't disappoint!!

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Photo of Jk7kells
3.22/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
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 DinoBlueShoes
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jebrew
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RALPHAWESOME
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHSTEVE
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of razorsdescent
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Smiling Irish Bastard from Geaghan's Restaurant & Pub
3.87 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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