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Beavertown Gamma Ray

Brewed by Beavertown
Style: American Pale Ale
Tottenham, England


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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2156) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Can. Orange in colour, nice white head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, crystal malt. In taste medium sweet with tropical hoppy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, finish has short, moderate citrusy bitterness. Light, hoppy, refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hartoloni (210) - - OCT 21, 2016
Pours clody yellow, no real head. Aroma tropical fruit, passion fruit in oarticular. Taste citrus peel, pineapple and sweet passionfruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
diegolipp (11) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Can, poured at home, nose is very hoppy in a fruity/tropical way, taste is fresh (not to much malt), very drinkable. Closer to a session IPA than APA imo

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harvied (9) - London, - OCT 16, 2016 does not count
Can and tap many times. Awesome pale ale, pretty unbeatable on tap. Gorgeous fruity aroma and taste. Very well balanced. Washing down a Dukes-feast with this is pretty unbeatable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
thehawk79 (10) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2016
Solid!, fantastic IPA from the nose all the way through to the finish it delivers at every level.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
frankieh65 (5) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2016 does not count
This beer is just awesome. Lovely big tropical hop aroma on the nose, delicious fruity palate thats not overly malty, but crisp and clean, and great length.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sferry94 (11) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Can; very lively beer, but not offputting. Super refreshing with grapefruit, mango, orange notes coming through. A nice subtle hop leaves the flavours lingering for a suitable amount of time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malushky (69) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016
330 ml can from Wanstead Tap. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Very nice hoppy aroma of tropical fruits and citrus, mostly apricot and grapefruit. Fruity and hoppy taste with a pleasant bitterness. Refreshing and drinkable, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenL8 (73) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Hazy pale (wheaty) orange colour. Aroma is very refreshing and quite sweet, fruity and medium bodied. Taste is very balanced, quite sweet, hops is there but doesn’t stand out. Little bit peppery and spicy. Finishes bitter and sweet. Nicely balanced pale ale. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hartmat (13) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2016
Colour amber, aroma - pure stone fruit and hop goodness, pallet continues with the tropical fruit punch and lovely malt build, finishing with a good bitterness and then enticing you back for more

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