Smiling Irish Bastard
Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
6%
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Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 3.78%
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3
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Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Notes: Our brewer's favorite staple beer is copper in color with moderate maltiness and features grapefruit hop character. This pale is brewed with traditional Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest that linger on your palette. The name says it all: American strong, like Officer Bernie Welch, a legend in the Bangor Police Force. From Freeses’ Department Store through “Devil’s Half Acre,” with his billy club in hand, he wiped the smile off more than one hooligan’s face while keeping Bangor’s downtown safe.
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Frothy head of two fingers. It settles in a rocky fashion. The lace is thin and slippery with a few lingering spots and streaks remaining. The liquid is light copper and clear.

Rich caramel aroma. Mildly sweet. Low hop presence. I do get a small amount of iron odor after the third whiff.

Very smooth and rich body. The low carbonation enhances this. The flavor is far more bitter than the smell suggests. The base malt isn't as distinctive on the tongue. The hop finish has a drying effect on the beer. Overall, this is an easy drinking beer with a peppery finish.

Aug 09, 2020
Smiling Irish Bastard from Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3 ratings