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Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 4.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 132   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (148) - München, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Pine and wood aroma. Cloudy Amber with white head that persists. Onion, Dank, Pine, resin, spruce, citrus, woody flavors. Dry finish. Well made IIPA but too dank for my taste.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darrenmarshall (4) - - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
Had this when it first came out in Against the Grain, got a bottle on Saturday. Big change, not good now

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper orange, nose is light cheese, juicy fruit, taste is a bit harsh, fruity, toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks J-Dawg. Amber with white head. Aroma is quite cheesy with citrus and pine. Taste of pine and grapefruit, resinous. Quite bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1221) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Comfy golden, greasy oily head. Straightforward enough pine party on the nose - blood orange and dried out grass. Initial taste is lean malt, crunchy mango fibres and dripping scrapes of passion fruit. Very impressive crispness, not other worldly but I’d say they do well to put this out consistently well. Finishes creamy cheesy and cooling, ABV forgetting juiciness.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers Hammy’s parents.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6834) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. It pours hazy deep amber with a small white head. The nose is rich, orange peel, marmalade, resin, pine and alcohol. The taste is bitter orange, red grapefruit, resin, caramel, booze, peppery, oily and oily hop with a dry, citric finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich oily orange action, but decent enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Amber... Thin white lacing... Soft zezty lemon fruits... Soft sweet fruits... Pithy orange fruits... Juicy hop... Floral fruits... Light bitter orange finish

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutlout2 (5) - Sligo, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
An amazing beer, full on hop aroma and intensely bitter but not overly bitter, great balance. Best Irish IPA I’ve had yet, by far. Excellent

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seanpg (31) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
Had this on draft and bottle. Hazy appearance with lovely hop aroma like sticking your nose imto a fresh grapefruit. There is no big bitterness and overall very balanced with the malt bill. A great IPA from Ireland that wouldn’t be out of place in the USA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humlelala (984) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
(50 cl bottle from Bradley’s, Cork; BBD: March 27th 2015) Pours a cloudy amber with creamy, tan head. Decent retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is quite insane with a nice, complex hop profile that has floral and herbal notes with the alcohol seemingly well masked. Oily texture, full body, medium carbonation and a bittering finish. Flavour is impressively well balanced with the alcohol and the sweetness rather well covered by hop bitterness. Where I normally associate this style with the socalled "rocket fuel" I don’t get much of that in here ... the hops are allowed to play first violin and they do that on the basis of an interesting and tasteful composition. Well done indeed!


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