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Brewed by Galway Bay Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Galway, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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keg, regular
Originally 4.7% now 5.8%


Dogbrick's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (7954) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Sample at Oslo in Galway. Hazy dark golden color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy hops and malt. Light body with flavors of toasted malt and mildly bitter hops. The finish is lightly bitter with a short herbal hops aftertaste. Barely average overall.


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (130) - München, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2014
Citrus and Pine aroma. Light amber cloudy with off white head that lingers. Grapefruit, resin, spruce, citrus and malt flavors. Resiny mouthfeel with adequate carbonation and no burning alcohol. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfbaked (48) - - JUL 12, 2014
Golden in colour. Small head. Nice bitterness up front. Slight sweet middle tones with lingering bitterness. Taste like a good IPA should.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Review based on bttle and draft. Pours hazy amber. Good nose with lots of hop, not bitter and there is a residual sweetness that is sticky. It is a good IPA but not within best of style. Having said this I still buy this on a regular basis but there are so many IPA to try you cannot help but compare to others. Foam and Fury from the same brewery is outstanding.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (965) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
(50 cl bottle from Bradley’s Off-license, Cork; BBD: May 7th 2015; Lot: 084) Pours a hazy amber with little, white head and big bubbles that fade. Aroma is hoppy with notes of pine and grass. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation and a dry, crisp finish. Flavour is aromatically bitter. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
A nice little Ipa with a reddish amber pour and a beautiful aroma of spicy and citrus based hops. Great cara malts and toasted bready notws blend well with a hit of moderate bitterness and grapefruit. A nice brew overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014
Tremendous IPA. I have no problem putting this on par with Alesmith, Stone, Maine, or Hill Farmstead. Pours a deep cloudy amber into the pint glass, medium off white head that dissipates quickly, nice soapy lacing left on the glass. Big grapefruit, juicy hop cones, tropical fruit, caramel, full oily mouthfeel, ranges from hoppy bitter to caramel smooth/sweet, back to long bitter finish. Really the best Irish IPA out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strangehorse (47) - - MAR 28, 2014
Excellent Hoppy flavour allied to strength in depth. Had as keg in the Darkhorse Blackrock Dublin. New personal favourite !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2014
Fra fad, Brew Dock, Dublin. Uklar ravfarvet, lavt off white skum. Dufter frisk og lifligt af humle: Citrus og gran. Let karamel og toffee fra malten. Dejlig skarp, olieret humlebitterhed. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13593) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from Garthicus. Thanks a bunch Al. Dry Hopped IPA version. Hazy amber lasting beige head. PNW grapefruit piney hoppy aroma. Yep it’s a good West Coast IPA clone. Pretty good hops. Some bitterness on the finish. Lychee and black pepper on the finish. A little bit of sweetness maybe from some crystal malt. Lovely hops though and I can’t believe this is coming out of Ireland compared with a lot of the beers from Eire. Very sessionable. Ho ho ho.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle at mum and dads house, from Callans Dundalk, @5.8% 18/01/14. Hazed golden amber with a good sized off white head that thins a little then retains. Nose is earthy hops, mandarin, bitter orange marmalade, candied sugars, caramel malt. Taste comprises orange pith, light mango pulp, red grapefruit, straw, earthy hops, malty undertones. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry grassy hop bitterness in the finale. Decent enough IPA - easy drinker, decent balance, not massively hopped but hops certainly well evident.


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