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.