About Irish Style Ale

About Irish Style Ale
Irish ales are reddish in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They feature rich malt accents, a slightly sweet palate and low hop bitterness. In addition to Irish style stouts, these beers represent a large portion of the Irish market and are easily recognized by their appearance and high drinkability. Noteworthy examples of this style include: O’Hara’s Irish Style Red Ale, Samuel Adams Irish Red and Great Lakes Conway’s Irish Ale.

Top Picks for Irish Style Ale

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Conways Irish Ale
88 points
Bright copper color. Curious, earthy aromas of toasted bread with goat butter, ham and beans, and hint of hamster cage with a supple, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a stimulating, medium-length nutskin, cocoa-dusted wheat things, endive, and roasted root vegetables finish. A rustic, earthy Irish ale for the table.