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Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale

Brewed by Galway Hooker Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Co Galway, Ireland


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This is an exciting new style of beer that we call Irish Pale Ale. This delicious beer is pale in colour, has a full well balanced hop flavour and aroma, a good foamy head, a carbonation level similar to standard lagers. Now you can, of course, make it as complicated as you like by adding various chemicals and preservatives to the beer so that it ferments and matures faster, has a longer shelf life and is cheaper to produce. However, as a small independent craft brewery, we believe in using traditional techniques and think that only the four basic ingredients of beer should be used to produce this wonderful, thirst quenching, “magic potion”. All we want to do is produce a pure and natural beer for the Galway market. Nothing more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gangstergafje (152) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Golden clear color, looks like a pilsner. The beer smells really fresh, citrusy hop aroma’s fill your nose. The taste is really bitter, maybe too bitter. It has nice hop and citrus aromas. Not the best brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalflake (35) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
500ml bottle, brought back on the plane from Ireland. Poured into a shaker, deep clear yellow colour with a frothy 1" white head. Malty aroma with faint citrus notes. Medium hoppiness, effervescent and evenly bitter on the tongue. Finish was clean, with a pleasantly hoppy aftertaste. Not the best APA out there by a long shot, but eminently drinkable. I’d get another.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfdanish (6) - Champigny sur Marne, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
Not as exciting as the label suggests but not bad. Not much head or bubbles but similar to a brooklyn ipa in an irish way. A good honnest beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ambro206 (268) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Birra bionda dalla schiuma nella media. Aromi maltati in primo piano con un pizzico di amaro: miele di castagno. Birra beverina, pulita, equilibrata. Non entusiasma mai ma non si fa disprezzare.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean19 (13) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2015
Angeblich ein Pale Ale, schmeckt aber mehr wie ein Lager. Süffig und erfrischend, weder richtig würzig noch zu wässrig. Insgesamt ordentlich Bis gut, aber nicht außergewöhnlich.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Keg at some bar, Dublin. It pours a clean golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty and medium sweet, with light nuttiness and some notes of caramel and rip oranges. Taste is medium caramel, bready, biscuit, with light notes of grains and dried leaves. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (533) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Pale golden brown with a creamy head. Quite malty and low carbonation, but it's a well-balanced mixture.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at Nutty’s house, his night before 40th livener, thanks to Eoin 05/12/14. Clear golden amber with a decent off white head that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, orange peel, toasted bread, straw. Taste comprises caramel, bready notes, citric peel, light hops, perfume, candyfloss. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - a tad overcooked for my liking, finished with light bitterness. Ok, nothing I’d rush back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is lemons, grapefruit, decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (3176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle@The Dubliner, CPH - golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty and fruity, grassy hoppy, light floral, medium body, bitter finish. Ok.

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