Darbee's Irresistable Pale Ale
Catskill Brewery

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #706
Ranked #16,797
4.06 | pDev: 5.91%
Catskill Brewery
New York, United States
Very Good
Notes: Also known as Hoppy Holiday Pale Ale

A very special East Coast style pale ale. Brewed in small quantities.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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metter98 from New York

3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of orange citrus are present in the nose along with hints of pears.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of orange citrus along with notes of pears. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied and a little juicy on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pale ale is very juicy and easy to drink. It's like a "lite" version of a New England IPA.

Serving type: can

Jul 27, 2020
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cavedave from New York

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to TongoRad who Ninja'ed me good!

Pours a murky, orangish tan, with half a finger of beige foam that reduces to cap and lasting ring pretty quickly

Interesting medium strength aroma featuring pear, light generic citrus, doughy sweet, and lightest hints of orange rind bitter.

Wow what a delicious, interesting taste . The pear note of the aroma is now a much lighter apple/pear cider note, not in a bad way of off flavor, but a really nice hint that mixes well. Main players in this full flavored Pale Ale are general citrus notes, a doughy/grainy sweet, very light mosaic like hop funk, and some interesting herbal and pith bitterness that sneaks into the sip and ends it fairly dry.

Full bodied for style, yet a light/med. viscosity that's a touch watery. High carbonation which adds a touch too much carbonic, refreshing, with a clean lasting finish. A bit softer feel and lower carb. would improve this still very good mouthfeel. Least excellent feature.

Very interesting, very delicious pale ale. Considering how many of this style exist, it is unusual that it really doesn't remind of any others. High recommendation.

Mar 17, 2018
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Orange, very hazy. Moderate to high carbonation. Bubbly white head which quickly dissipates.

S: Orange peel, citrus, some grapefruit.

T: Follows the nose. Slight bitterness.

F: Medium bodied, crisp.

O: Catskill makes some fine brews. This is just another.

May 23, 2016
Darbee's Irresistable Pale Ale from Catskill Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 16 ratings