Beer: Cousin Rosie’s Pale Ale
Country of Origin: Irish Republic
Beer Style: Pale Ale
Brewery: McGargles (Rye River Brewing Company)
Serving Methodology: 11.2 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint and a dimpled pint
Background: While finishing up a business trip I found a four pack sampler from the McGargles Brewing Company. Although, the name sounds like a mouthwash made by McDonald’s rather than Listerine, I figured it would be worth trying. Especially since I’ve never heard of the brewery, and Irish beer has always been of interest to me.
My wife Amanda and I delved into our first choice from the four-pack sampler.
Taste & Aroma: The floral accents of the hop profile this beer has creates the feeling of being in a garden in the Spring or Summer. The smell itself is refreshing! The balanced malt flavor combined with the crisp hops reminded me of any good pale ale I’ve had: Stone Pale Ale 2.0, Dale’s Pale, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Oddly enough that last beer is a beer I’ve yet to review.
Amanda’s Thoughts: Very smooth, slight bite at the end that is pleasant and not offensive like many pale ales/ IPAs are to me.
Final Analysis: This is an exceptional treat of a pale ale. I would have to say I would buy a four-pack and so would Amanda. I’m eager to travel more through the four pack sampler.
2 thoughts on “McGargles Cousin Rosie’s Pale Ale: A Husband and Wife review this beer”
Hi – a lovely review! I work with the brewery and we’d love to use this on our social media accounts if you wouldn’t mind us posting the link? Thanks…and slainte!
Liam, you have my permission to use this on your social media. Thanks for asking. And thanks for brewing a great beer.