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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: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Light grain malts, light caramel. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Some sweet grain and cereal malts coming up, creamy, then turning bitter and dry in the finish, fizzy carbonation. OK APA, nothing too spectacular though, very light in aroma. Keg at W. J. Kavanagh, Dublin.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
djkatt (47) - - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from local wholesale distributor, served in 20 cl shaker. Not to be uncharitable, but this neither an IPA or an APA by taste or aroma, but a malt soup without any real hoppiness; without the "IPA" label, I might have taken it for a lager off the bat. You get more character from Carlsberg’s faux-IPA/APA’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (679) - - JUN 9, 2016
In restaurant in galway uit fles. Erg pilsig, met beetje meer hop geur en smaak. Ook teveel carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gazington (15) - Ennis, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2016
Slight aroma of citrus/malt, slightly bitter taste with hints of caramel and a bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle; pours clear copper with a white head; aroma of citrus, malt, and a hint of grass; taste is slight bitter with citrus, malt, and hints of caramel and grass; finish is slightly bitter with a hint of grass; okay

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kanaclane (314) - - APR 23, 2016
Nez: Malté, herbacé Bouche: Maltée, citron, épicée, herbacée Bière agréable à boire

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerGantzel (300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2016
From tap at Irish House Aalborg. Malty, hoppy and herbal aroma. Golden clear appearance with a nice white foam. Medium-high bitterness with medium sweetness. Average carbonation, medium-full body. Very tasteful!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MGantzel (193) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2016
Fra fad: Denne irske pale ale har et klart gyldent udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød aroma og smager frisk af sød citrus med en bitter afrunding. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andriesradu (671) - ROMANIA - OCT 22, 2015
Pours clear amber with a moderate, long lasting white head. Malty, citrus, hoppy aroma. Taste is light sweet and bitter with notes of citrus hops,grass. Quite light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6894) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Clear deep golden color with a nice off white head. Looks nice. Toffee dominant. Hoppy, fruity and herbal. Medium body and an ok carbonation. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Well I would prefer some more bitterness to match the toffee. Any way quite fresh and easy drinkable ale.
[Bottle from an Off License in Dublin, Ireland]

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