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McSorley's Irish Pale Ale | Pabst Brewing Company

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McSorley's Irish Pale AleMcSorley's Irish Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cyberbmcd on 01-10-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,749
Reviews:
153
Ratings:
327
pDev:
17.09%
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Photo of kdwruck
1/5  rDev -68.4%

Photo of KrisPaulk77
1.34/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

A "buddy" of mine bought a sixer of this and was kind enough to share. I may start talking to him later on this summer.
Poured into a standard pint glass, and the beer poured up that stereotypical pale ale look, amber color, topped with a whitish head of foam. Rather decent looking.
I took a whiff of my beer, and must've made a face, because my pal asked me what was wrong. This beer smelled weird. I can't pin it down, but it was bad... I'm sure the malt and hop profile was in there somewhere, but I couldn't get past this weird stink of what I can only describe as butterscotch coated, caramel dipped margarine that had been left unattended and outside of a refridgerator for a while. I think my eyes were watering by this point.
I took a swig of the beer and it was like chewing up a piece of the crap I described above. I took another swig just to confirm the taste, and then I dumped it down the drain. I apologized to the drain.
I looked at my friend, and he calmly, without batting an eye said, "I couldn't finish it either."

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Photo of edwardkersh
1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

Photo of KarlHungus
1.63/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This beer pours a thin watery red color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into almost no lacing. The aroma is very faint, or maybe there is no aroma whatsoever. I'm guessing the later. The taste is a nasty candy sweetness that isn't really all that strong, but somehow lingers a very long time. The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. The carbonation is what I would consider annoyingly high, but in this case I wish it were highly to cover up some of the nasty taste. Overall, there is absolutely no way I will drink this again.

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Photo of ralree
1.74/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

A: Extremely fizzy, bubbles stick to the glass. Red, cloudy, not much head, no retention or lacing.

S: Very tart and bitter, hops don't smell to great, caramel malt.

T: Really weird tart bitter flavor - way too bitter and tart! Ulgh this is terrible. The caramel in the malt tastes OK, but the other flavors overpower it with bad.

M: Way too fizzy. Hard to measure since I can barely bear to have it in my mouth. A bit oily. Slightly astringent.

D: Undrinkable.

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Photo of chefduff2
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of DonFrap
1.75/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of CheapHysterics
1.84/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A - looks good. Amber/Bronze-ish in color with a 1 finger white head that fades to a thin ring of bubbles rather quickly.

S - sweet and a little putrid, like rotting fruit, with a bit of a burnt smell.

T - bad. initial cloying sweetness dominates, followed by a bitter, metallic aftertaste. Actually has a lot of flavor - just not good flavor. Improves a little bit as it warms, but not much.

M - thin and a bit over carbonated.

D - Hard to make it through one bottle.

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Photo of SkiBum22
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of ironwill54
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of davidwhatshisnam
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of rprinz22
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of NeoZaZ
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of jeffthepony
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of HRamz3
2/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of mzrebiec
2.08/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is a less than desirable beer. It pours a promising amber color with no head and goes down hill quickly from there. The flavors are nutty and bitter with a lack of delicious hops. The lion is infamous for producing shitty beers and this is a prime example. Stay away from this pale ale and you will be glad.

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Photo of TAMU99
2.19/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a good looking orange. Medium, quickly dissipating head and little to zero lace. Smells of cheap beer and alcohol, some brown sugar mixed in. Taste is sharp, again with the alcohol and some present, but confused hops. In other words, it's bitter but not good. Mouthfeel is average, but the drinkability suffers from the below-average taste. If it were good we'd call it "complicated", but this is just muddled and lost. I'd avoid.

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Photo of TexIndy
2.21/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Lasered best by date on the neck (8.10.09). Was a brownish amber color with some carb streams and no lacing. It had a small beige head that quickly settled into a collar with some whisps.

The aroma was heavy burnt malt with barely any hops. Smelled like a skunked Killian's. The taste followed the aroma. Burnt taste with not much else there. Watery mouthfeel. Drain pour worthy

Overall, not a good beer. The aroma and flavor are burnt malt with a bitter aftertaste. Don't recommend. One and done.

[1x-bad]

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Photo of HURTemHIZZY
2.22/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Just started drinking my first of a six pack for St. Patty's Day. Wouldn't usually just buy a random six pack before trying a single, but got a good price and felt like drinking something that said Irish on it.

Not sure what this is, it calls itself a pale ale but BA calls it a red. It certainly pours more like a red, with a nice deep copper color with a one and a half finger off white head that dissipates after a minute and leaves a sloght bit of spotty lacing.

Smells of caramel, and some apple. kinda sour apple, weird aroma. Can't get any hops at all from the nose.

Taste is of caramel up front, which fades quickly into an apple flavor. Slight hoppy bitterness and citrus notes present themselves next. Finishes pretty dry. Better than the aroma, still not great, though.

Medium bodied, with a nice level of carbonation. Doesn't seem to be out of date, just has a weird aroma.

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Photo of bboven
2.22/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Beautiful clear copper body with a thin head that lasts.

Hop aroma and malt are in balance, but huge diacytal (butter) aroma kills it all.

Taste is overwhelmingly astringent. Not enjoyable at all.

Mothfeel is moderately carbonated and slightly drying.

Avoid this beer. There are so many things wrong with it, fermented too warmly, grain is husky, oxidation. Great example of many flaws all in the same glass.

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Photo of Razr86
2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of SonOfKyuss
2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of aasher
2.3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: amber in color, reddish tint, little carbonation and almost no head

Smell: not very aromatic, kind of stiff, smells of a typical red or light pale ale

Taste: bland and uninspired, not really going in one direction or anything, lacks complexity

Mouthfeel: smooth with little carbonation

Drinkability: not very, lacks aroma and true flavor

I would not recommend this beer

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.38/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This pours a clear, copper color with no head. It's aroma is fruity with bread and maybe some honey mixed in. The flavor has notes of citrus, molasses, and pine followed by a curious taste as it warms. The mouthfeel is light, paving the way for a good drinkability. Lion McSorley's Irish Red Ale is a decent beer, slightly recommended.

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