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

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (11322) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Subtle tropical fruits, mango, pale grain malts. Clear that, small, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. Light tropical fruits, more mango, passion fruit, light papaya, fairly lively carbonation, bitter and dry in the finish. Decent IPA, too fizzy for me, but nice tropical fruits in aroma and palate. Keg at The Black Sheep, Dublin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle courtesy of allmyvinyl. Cloudy gold. Nose of pine resin, moss, mango, floral. Taste is smooth, fruity, well-rounded with a nice bitter kick underneath.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9318) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of mango, resin, a touch woody. Taste has a limey bitterness, more resin. Light sweetness. Tangy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5151) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle from Dicey Reillys, Ballyshannon. Appearance - golden with a decent thin head. Nose - big mango and orange note, light resin and lime. Taste - more mango and lime. More resin. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a great example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15165) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Tap. Hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, grapefruit, pine, little sweet and medium bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1409) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2016
500ml Bottle from McCambridges of Galway, Ireland (€3.99):
Great stuff, a truly excellent beer from Galway Bay & probably the best Irish beer that I’ve tried to date; I really enjoyed this one. The beer got off to a great start with plenty of hops & a solid caramel sweetness helping to level things out before the tropical fruits started to appear around the middle to the beer. I found the beer to have plenty of variety with some citrus & zesty flavours featuring alongside an earthy bitterness at times but the beer was still a very easy one to drink; outstanding stuff & I can’t wait to crack open their double IPA now & see if that can go one better than this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Very citrusy from beginning to end, this IPA also satisfies with floral angles and leafy bitterness in a lean and bubbly mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the msty beige.
-Orange pulp and lime are clearly evoked.
-The leafy bitterness is lengthy.
-Drinkability is relatively high (for the style).

On tap at The Beer Market, Dublin.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Draft at Northern Monk. Hazy golden orange color, white head. Nice fresh citrus aroma. Taste is bitter lemon and orange.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (679) - - JUN 15, 2016
Ruikt heerlijk hoppig en smaakt goed bitter. Prima ipa tje. Nasmaak ietsjes minder..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gazington (15) - Ennis, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2016
A decent IPA, dry hopped for a great aroma. This to me is what you expect from a straight up IPA, great nose and taste.


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