Irishtown Dublin Red
Brewed by Irishtown Brewing
Style: Pale Ale
Irishtown Brewing founded by Joey Shore and Flor Prendergast, is an independent company based in Dublin, Ireland
They have created two beers Dublin Blonde Lager and Dublin Red Pale Ale which are available all over Dublin and growing fast into the rest of Ireland.
Review: 500ml brown bottle of Dublin Red: 4.4% vol.
Got it in bottle but comes in cans and also in draught in selected pubs.
“Great tasting pale ale” is written on the bottle, and a pretty cool logo of a red haired lady, with old style lettering, 1950s style layout, all easy on the eye and attractive enough to grab attention. Very good.
For the appearance, I get a dark red coppery colour and a small white head, which dies a death. Looks great on pour, but when it settles fast it ends up looking very watery. Actually it looks a little like a cup of tea, without the milk!
Not a great looker with no head which is a tad bit disappointing for a pale ale.
Some very good lacing, hugging the glass, very good, so not all bad. Also get a lot from the bottle, which I always appreciate!
The smell is nice, a real pale ale aroma, getting the roasted malts, the hops, the fruits, caramel malty, hoppy. All very sweet and pleasant on the nose.
Onto the taste, its ok, hoppy but also a bit dry in the mouth.
The hops are a bit strong, not overbearing, but noticeable. It is a typical IPA, got that box ticked, but otherwise its nothing out of the ordinary and truth be told a little bit boring and average for the style. Fruit and earthy hops and malty, a bit yeasty too.
It is relaxing enough to sip and the malts and hops are present but the beer has no unique character and is very forgettable. Needs a bit more “oomph”.