Brewed by Beavertown
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England


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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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!

Kapaopango's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kapaopango (24) - - OCT 11, 2013
Very Nice Brew. Not as heavy as expected... obiously for the name. Aroma of grass, herbs and citrus hops. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Taste is medium bitter with a medium body, average carbonation and bitter finish. It’s a very nice APA, perfect for a session.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (393) - CYPRUS - OCT 5, 2015
Hazy orange body with a thin white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, peach, mango. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Long bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Really refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
no_cheating (26) - - OCT 4, 2015
A really tasty Pale Ale. Still I’m not that positive about the can. First 330ml is a little too small for me, then the whole can thing with very attractive shiny labels only distract from the good beer inside and put many people off, thinking it’s some hipster shit. Still the beer inside is really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlowxxx (112) - Carlow, IRELAND - OCT 1, 2015
medium orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma , moderate hoppy, citrus, fruity, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium,Bitter, smooth fruity and crisp hoppy. Bitter and peachy into a mellow fruity finish. -

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (814) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
Can @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours hazy yellow with medium thick white head. Aroma is hoppy, lot of citrus, grassy, fruity, slight pine. Taste is medium bitter, citrus, hay, grapefruit, something like lemon tipped in sugar, hay, leafs. Medium body, dry. Bitter finish. Refreshing. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmahut (1570) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
Can. Pours in amber clear body with high frosty head. Aroma has fruity aroma, little bit grassy. Taste has high citrus bitterness, fruity, tropical, mostly refreshing. Little bit grassy. Light malty sweetness. Body is full, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael_bb (6) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2015 does not count
Amazing sweet fruity aroma. Quite bitter for an APA, but still sweet at the beginning with hints of peach. Thin, lively carbonation and not too strong abv makes it very easy to drink. Not convinced about the can though, makes it more difficult to pour it properly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nilz (465) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2015
Fill from ’Grunting Growler’ pop-up at Peckham’s, Glasgow. Pours a hazy light gold with a white head. Aroma, hoppy fruity notes, fresh and clean. Taste, light citrus, grapefruit, clean metallic hops, nice bitter balance. Very quaffable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7646) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2015
canned, thanks to adam for bringing this back from london. pale golden with a faint haze and a fair bit of froth; aroma of citrus and caramel; medium bitterness, some lurking alcohol, tinned fruit salad; not quite top-notch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1793) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
33cl can at home. Pale orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle fruity sweetness. Citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine, caramel and spices. A tasty pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoTheO (24) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2015
Can 330ml. Golden hay with a light haze. Aroma is really delicate with floral and citrus notes. Well-balanced taste with some sweet notes. Finish and long with various hoppy components. Overall a quite enjoyable brew.

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