Like blitzing down the Ballyhouras on your bike with an icy wind in your face, this delivers a refreshing crisp smack around the gills. It pours a pale golden colour and the malty sweetness is well balanced by the American Chinook, Amarillo and Centennial hops.
Howling Gale has a pleasant grapefruit and citrus aroma and goes well with fish, chicken or anything off the barbeque.
17 March 2012: The Irish Times – A heads-up on a tasty new brew
Howling Gale has plenty of flavour, with an attractive maltiness mid-palate and a lovely refreshing hoppy note kicking in on the finish. If you are trying to move on from lager, this would be a good place to start.
2 December 2011: The Irish Times – John Wilson’s Review of the Year
From a brand new microbrewery based in Mitchelstown, a fairly full-flavoured ale, with a broad maltiness on the mid palate and a nice refreshing crisp hoppy finish. This has plenty of flavour and certainly avoids the temptation to dumb down to please the lager drinker.
23 September 2011: The Irish Examiner – Cheers
Pale golden but aroma packs a fruity punch that plays just as well on the tongue. Sugary sweetness balanced by a spicy, hoppy crispness makes for a very lively mouthful.
September 2011: Food & Wine Magazine – Beer of the Month
The lack of any artificial additives or ingredients really allows the crisp and refreshing flavours of this pale, golden ale to shine through without too much interference from other flavours. Beer purists should give this one a go for its natural, hoppy goodness.
16 July 2011: The Irish Times – Beer of the Week
From a brand new Irish micro-brewery in Mitchelstown comes this fairly full-flavoured ale, with a broad maltiness on the mid palate and a nice, refreshing, crisp hoppy finish. This has plenty of flavour and certainly avoids the temptation to dumb down to please drinkers of watery lager.
16 July 2011: The Irish Examiner – Beer of the Week
…a beautifully-balanced light-to-middle-weight ale; highly approachable even by dilettantes but hoppy and tangy enough to delight more dedicated beer fans.