Moylans is a great brew pub about 45 minute down the road from us. It’s just far enough that it’s not a place that we get to often but when we do we always make sure to pick up a few 22’s to take home. The Tipperary Pale Ale was one of the brews we picked up on our last trip down there. Last night we were digging through our beer fridge, yes on top of the keezer we have a whole fridge dedicated to bottled beers, when we decided to pull this out.
I opened it up and poured it. It came out a beautiful light copper color as it went into the glass. It never developed a head instead maintaining a nice lace of bubbles around the edges of the glass. When I picked it up to take a sip I was astounded by the amazing aromas that were coming off the beer. They used some very floral hops and though it has a hoppy nose it’s not the kind of hoppy that leads you to believe your going to be blasted with bitters when you take a sip.
Which is what I finally did. Â It’s a nicely balanced beer with a bit of malt up front that’s quickly balanced by those same floral hops. Â It leaves just a hint of bitters on the finish which make you look forward to the next sip.
The beer comes in 5.0% which makes it really easy drink down. Overall I think it’s another great beer by a company that makes a number of great beers. In fact it looks like I’m headed down that way for business tomorrow so I might just have to stop by a pick up a few more 22’s to enjoy.