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Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bamsen78 (2411) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with airy off-white. Clear, sweet aroma of malt can caramel, with fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of raw malt and yeast. Bitter and sourish finish. Bitter aftertaste of lemon rind and metal. Unbalanced. Not my favourite beer, but, honestly, I am not a great fan of Irish Pale Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle, 4.3%. Slightly buttery and spicy aroma. Hazy greyish golden colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is OK citric hoppy and a little spicy. But there is still a bit of unclean butter or something. OK drinkable, but not that good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
1901 (32) - IRELAND - DEC 10, 2013
Aontaíonn tú gan aon ábhar atá mídhleathach nó gráiniúil nó a sháraíonn aon chearta tríú páirtí a chur suas ná ceangal a dhéanamh leis. Aontaíonn tú gan aon ní a dhéanamh a chuirfidh isteach ar úsáideoirí eile leas a bhaint as an Suíomh nó a d’fhéadfadh difear a dhéanamh d’oibriú nó do shlándáil an tSuímh. Aontaíonn tú gan iarracht a dhéanamh rochtain a fháil ar fhaisnéis phearsanta Úsáideoirí eile.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaxiDriver (1440) - Stadland, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. A nice fruity aroma of grapefruit. The head is small, white and milky with a long duration. The body is light cloudy and yellow-orange. The taste is light bitter and fruity with some malt in the background. The body is dry, rather light with a soft carbonation

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pooper (3) - - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
Hmm . First IPA I’ve been a bit meh over. Too much on the bitterness on the back and not enough fruit/flower on the front. Deffo more a session beer than a dessert beer. Wouldn’t buy the bottle again over others but wouldn’t dismiss it if it was on draught either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (2954) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
Golden with a small head. This is an IPA with a tasty grain and a fruity nose.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle whilst on holiday in County Cork. Bronze with a small head and low carbonation. Slightly bitter with a malty background. Inoffensive but not very inspiring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triskaideka (103) - IRELAND - OCT 13, 2013
Keg from Tigh Neachtain’s, Galway. Clear golden colour with white head. High level of carbonation. Good hoppy flavour. Refreshing pint

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (1167) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2013
500ml bottle from Mondial de la bière, Mulhouse. ESB-inflected UK-style Pale ale, biscuit ma,t forward with almost more flavourful dimension to the malts than to the reticent hops: whisky malt aromatic, almonds, with a fine, almost smokey finish. Long since I’ve had such a nice and thick, chewy malt body on such a light beer. Pity the hops and overall taste fail to follow suit. I’ve never been, but ’tis probably the way of Galway hookers to have more body than spirit.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeverszeuge (543) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
# 3403 ersma: irish pale ale - schmeckt das anders als englisches? „hand crafted in small batches“. orange-bernsteinfarben mit dezenter verschäumung. malzig-süßlicher geruch mit leicht pappiger note. der antrunk ist malzig, süßlich, ale-ig mit leichter bitterkeit. dezente blumigkeit. die mitte wirkt etwas wässrig, der abgang bringt etwas mehr bitterkeit mit, aber nur einen hauch. ansonsten auch eher dünn. die flasche ist ansehnlich. fazit: eher mäßiges geschmackserlebnis. kann man trinken, muss man nicht. 10,10,8,8,11,8 - 8,65 - 18/9/13


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