With a subtle toffee-like aroma, a deep reddish copper hue, Irish ales utilize a small portion of roasted malts. These beers are markedly drinkable, and are the session beer of choice in Ireland.
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History: Irish ale derived as a less bitter and lighter variant of the mild ales of England. The lightly carmelized malts used for this beer provide its appealing ruby hue.
Food: Irish ale pairs quite well with hearty stews, pork chops, cheeseburgers, and gamier meats.
Recommended Glassware: Mug or Stein
Original Gravity (OG): 1.040 – 1.048
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 – 1.014
Alcohol Content (ABV): 4.0 – 4.5%
Bitterness (IBU): 20 – 28
Color (SRM): 11 – 18º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 50 – 55º F