Smithwick’s Red Ale is a rather unremarkable brew. The Irish Red Ale presents well enough and its aroma is nice. The palate is fine as well but its feel is all too thin to support it. While this brew may not be a drain pour, one could certainly do better.
The aroma is malty with a scent of toasted bread and toffee. Light floral hops and toasted bread rise to a mild bite of floral hops, a twang of orange, and toffee. Its feel has a smooth draw that becomes grainy on the backend. The body is light with moderate carbonation.