Friday, December 13, 2013
Irish Pale Ale Challenge - QF7 - If it were done...
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 4.4% abv 50cl €3.19
Smithwicks Pale Ale 4.5% abv 50cl €2.80
To be honest I haven't been looking forward to this match. The Galway Hooker underwhelmed me last time out and the Smithwicks I've only had on draught, when I found it too cold and fizzy. Let's begin (sigh).
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale
Meh, not bad. Easy drinking and probably fine as the first drink of the night but it would taste like nothing at all after any kind of hoppy IPA. Could work if you were transitioning from lager...
Smithwicks Pale Ale
No - I don't like this at all. Bland and soapy. Down the sink.
Winner - Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale (by default)