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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: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heidbummer (46) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Beavertown make great beer. This is hoppy to the max, floral, citrusy, just great. Nice bitter follow through. Easy drinking but tasty to the bottom of the pint. Magic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
good2ggo (3) - FRANCE - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
Had a blast drinking this beer ! must try :) flavory well balanced, a great beer when u are thirsty..Complex aroma but easy to drink

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bearinlondon (6) - Greenwich, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
Beer with distinctive hoppy fruity citrus taste with a bitter but balanced after taste. If you like hoppy beers this is one to try. It is a good looking beer also, light brown and cloudy with thin foam.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probabeer (46) - - JAN 30, 2016
Muy buena. Aroma a lúpulo. Sabor intenso pero no fuerte. Cerveza fresca y con cuerpo medio.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (730) - - JAN 24, 2016
Orange, trüb. Geruch hopfig mit Zitrone. Eher trocken, im Abgang sehr bitter. Leicht seifig.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ant_in_wales (22) - Aberystwyth, WALES - JAN 22, 2016
Recommended at Brewdog Cardiff as first of the day Boom! Big bold flavours. Can you see it on tap? Get one in!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (606) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 22, 2016
Craft Beer Fest VIenna 2015 - A clear yellow beer with medium head. Nose is intense on fresh apricot and tropical notes. Aroma is on the same fruit notes, very bitter but low on the body side, pleasant APA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultan (4) - Stillorgan, IRELAND - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
really fresh passion fruit aroma, flavour starts off fruity and sweet and ends with a little bitterness but overall an incredibly smooth beer. One of the best IPAs around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rowantc (1) - - JAN 19, 2016 does not count
Excellent beer, a good staple pale ale from the U.K. Scene. Visually can is stunning, as per usual for beavertown. Decent tropical fruit aroma and flavour wise I get a lot of mango. Always like to have a few of these in the fridge.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fashawn (516) - Montesarchio, ITALY - JAN 18, 2016
Buona birra, che si lascia bere. Aroma floreale, ricco di frutta dei tropici e di una leggera nota agrumeti. In bocca ha una leggera base di pane dolce, mango e ananas si avvertono, ed il finale è aspro e tropicale, piacevolissimo. Buona birra, si lascia bere con facilità.


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