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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: American Pale Ale
Tottenham, England

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RATINGS: 601   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!


Rob_D_UK's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1367) - Madrid, - FEB 26, 2014
Pours a hazy copper with a thin white head. Lovely citrus fruit aroma. Initial sweet fruit taste and finished with a nice bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1666) - USA - AUG 27, 2016
Enjoyable, drinkable light IPA. Drunk from 43cl can bought from Bierhuis in Ossett. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
A strong fruity smell of oranges and grapefruit. The small white head is milky, the body is orange. A light fruity taste with a rather bitter finish. The body is medium strong, very dry with a normal carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theoriginaldaz (1) - Wien, AUSTRIA - AUG 16, 2016 does not count
On Tap @thebrickmakers Vienna. Amazing orange caramel colour slightly cloudy with dense creamy foam on top. Aromas at the begining of litchi,mango,pineapple,peach,citrus oils and honey developing into piney and nutty with a touch of floaral spiciness as the temperature rises.In the mouth a nice medium body and a light creamy texture with the roasted malt flavours coming through and a pleasnat bitterness in the aftertaste

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
16erBlech (403) - Burgenland, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2016
0,33l can from Merkur. Funny design. Very fine Pale Ale, tasty, highly drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivedog (188) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2016
330ml can. Aroma is clean and dry but it’s the taste that’s important. Big orange notes with a little peach and some floral stuff in the background. Ace.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hub66 (383) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Couleur dorée, trouble ; petite mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés, de résine, et fruités (fruits exotiques); bière très lègèrement sucrée avec finale bien amère et sèche

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4628) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Can. Amber beer with a good head. The aroma is reasonably hopped, and the flavour is very well hopped with a maltyness and a strong roastedness. Overall a nice American pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7351) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2016
1/3 pint at Duke’s Corner pours a murky orange with some lacing white head. Nose has orange and honeycomb, grapefruit, pine soap. Flavor is sweet with honey, mild caramel and hints of malt, orange, pine, grass. Finishes bitter and sticky. Very drknkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (871) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, tropical fruit, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Hazy/turbid yellow/golden beer with a slight/medium white/off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and tropical fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Super strong aroma and flavour for 5.4 abv.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (441) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 23, 2016
Can in edinburgh. Clear yellow colour, small white headm Nose is flowery fruity. Taste is low bitterness low-medium sweetness. Nice but hoped more for a top 50 apa.


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