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Beavertown Gamma Ray

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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: American Pale Ale
Tottenham, England

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Believe it or not, we had never brewed a pale ale when we started. But once our experimental Alpha Series was launched around 6 months in, we went about constructing the Pale of our dreams. We tweaked malts and hops continuously and eventually came to release a brew known as Gamma Ray. This name came from our Creative Director Nick Dwyer, Who at that time was working on the floor at Duke’s Brew and Que. Nick brought illustrations in every week. It was undeniable, the guy was a force and his imagery resonated deep. We all loved spacemen and lasers – again, simple. So we named the experimental brew Gamma Ray and Nick drew the design - drawing heavily from “mars attacks” and warren ellis graphic novels. Our baby was born. From its release Gamma was perfection for us and joined the Beaver core range. The concept was to create a juicy tropical beer. A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (885) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Poured from the tap. Orangey yellow with off white head. Predominantly citrusy orange malty with a bit of sweatiness, mild pine and tropical.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freebert (5) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2016 does not count
Not much on the nose. Golden in colour, biscuity and a tad dry. Tasty and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1583) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Keg at The Swan, Stone. A hazy deep golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, peach, some orange, slight caramel, a little pine and subtle floral hops. Taste of grapefruit, mango, peach, some orange, a little caramel and slight floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A lingering, dryish, citrusy, floral hop bitterness in the finish. It’s a simple American hopped pale ale but it’s so well made and perfectly balanced. There is better but this is hoppy and another good beer from beavertown.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Can thanks to Leighton! Lightly cloudy golden body, minimal white head. Bright mango, orange citrus. Light pine. Moderately bitter. Not particularly sweet. Chewy medium body, bit of carbonation, shorter finish. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lochgarman (9) - - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
Smells wonderfully of mango and citrus. Refreshing. Perfect for a hot day sitting in the sun

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5487) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Can from a bottle shop in Maida Vale, London, 5/27/16. Rating #5400! A London Milestone! Pours an unclear orange color with a foamy off-white head. Tropical fruit hops, some cattiness, finishes medium dry. Bit of sweetness on the close as well. Average carbonation. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro78 (213) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2016
En aroma resinas y tropical Bien aspecto anaranjado y carbónatacion correcta En boca balanceada, maltosa al principio y un amargor tropical final ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2016
Keg at Holyrood 9A. Pours clear gold with a white head that didn’t last. Nose of caramel, citrus, flowers, pine, earthyness. Tropical fruits, citrus zest, dry and very smooth on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2016
can-sampled at Crobar in London. Pours slightly lightly hazy orange hue with a small soapy white head with sparse lacing. nose is big bright floral notes I’m thinking Citra? Somewhat reminiscent to fresh Zombie Dust. Flavors are a huge wallop of citrus and floral hops. Very low bitterness. Seems a lot like zombie dust actually in the flavor profile however, this beer doesn’t get the hype that one does. very very nice apa that I would drink all the time if I lived in London.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettGT (103) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
Can. Aroma of sweet citrus, pineapple, peaches, nectarine, mango, hints of breadiness. Pours hazy yellow with a pillowy white head. Taste is medium to softly bitter and medium to softly sweet. Lots of sweet fruity flavour with nice tropical elements. Lacks a bit of bitterness and gets a little more malty as it warms. Medium to light body, easy drinking, average carbonation, sweet fruity finish with a tad grapefruit bitterness. Pretty nice.


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