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Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury

Brewed by Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Galway, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 132   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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DIPA with massive malt backbone, hopped with Galena, Chinook, Pacific Jade and Simcoe in the kettle, and two dry hop additions to boot! Massive pine-wood aromas up front with a hint of exotic spice in the background. Big bitterness of 132 IBU’s provides a soft, lingering bite, balanced by the 8.5% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Sweetish hoppy aroma with plenty of pine and exotic fruits. Taste is intense with exotic fruits such as passionfruit, pineapple and strong pine. Intense and strong dipa, good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ambro206 (214) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
La birra si presenta nel suo colore caramello acceso con una schiuma abbondante. L’aroma è resinoso e caramellato. In bocca l’amaro è decisamente troppo aggressivo e toglie il piacere della bevuta. La carbonazione è adeguata.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1184) - Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Number 1 beer in Ireland (according to RateBeer) and the first aroma backs that up. A clear orange with just a tiny head, but the citrus and pine aromas are huge! Great body packs a wallop of hop flavor and bitterness. The bitterness lasts a little too long in the finish although hop heads would totally disagree. These guys have gotten this one right.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
micheal95 (1) - IRELAND - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
Fantastic aroma of sweet mangos, a complex taste with the malt and the hops battling in the mouth. Very smooth, doesn’t taste like 8.5% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
47574xeCD (429) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge 24/1/15 Hazy Orange with white head, Hoppy Citrus straw and slightly floral. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle cotteridge piss up. Hazy gold ok head. Aroma is fruity. Taste good sweet malts citrus great hoppy bitters. Ok body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
momordgz (212) - - JAN 29, 2015
This is a good Imperial India Pale Ale. Best Irish beer ever tasted. Taste grass, good, grapefuit, peach... Excellent balance and enjoyable bitter end!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (2575) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Thanks to Beersiveknown for this BIG want. Murky dark orange, lightly sparkling, bubbly white head. Aroma has lots of grapefruit with pine and toffee accompaniments. Body is medium, soft carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is sweet and caramelly, peach, marmalade, medium bitterness, a little grassy in the finish. Decent, but a bit gloopy for the style. Was expecting a little more, but chuffed to get a hold of it anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet, thanks Steve for bringing so many beers across the Irish Sea for us to taste. Hazy amber body with a full, lively white head. The nose and taste were very orangey in nature, as Tom said at the time ’marmalade on toast’, he wasn’t far wrong in that basic statement. Although fairly sweet it did calm down and finished with a mild hop bitter feel to the flavouring. Decent and different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy amber. Bubbly, white head. Rich, fruity, and jammy. Pine resin bitterness. Taste is sweet, turning fairly bitter. Full, rich palate.

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