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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

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (952) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to Beer’O’Clock Show Steve; shared at Ale House bottle share. Nice fruity aroma. Loads of big prominent hop flavours. Loads of pine and pilth. Aroma and taste is oranges and clementines. Good dryness. Unfined and hazy. Superb! Fantastic aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (8535) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at The Black Sheep, pours a clear amber with a large off-white head. Nose brings a big caramel malt backbone, with lots of citrus and resinous hops. Flavour is impeccably balanced, with loads of resinous hops and just enough caramel malt. It’s a big meaty body, but also blasts hops through to perfection. Wonderfully crafted. Excellent stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1201) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
bleadof (35) - FINLAND - APR 4, 2015
What a lovely surprise! The aroma hints at fruitiness and the taste delivers! It’s a nice balance of bitterness turning into fruitiness of canned pineapple and a hint of cloudberry. I want to have kids with this beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (35) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
500ml bottle brought back on the plane from Ireland. Damn, this is a good DIPA! Deep hazy orange, poured into a shaker, with a 1-inch white head that lasted almost all the way to the bottom of the glass. Hugely hoppy and bitter, with aromas of citrus, pineapple and pine sap. Malty enough to support the hops, and the ABV of 8.5% adds heat to the finish. I’ve heard this may be the best beer in Ireland - I can believe that. Very, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1394) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (633) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 30, 2015
Aroma: pine and white fruits (like gooseberries). Appearance: hazy amber color, no head. Taste: high bitterness (pine and resin), some citrus notes, semi-dry, warming alcohol. Palate: full body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Quite good DIPA, nice pine bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ambro206 (238) - 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcdonaghshane (2) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Very complex flavours, citrus fruit in a big way! Blood orange, a hint of pine and a refreshingly bitter finish!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
micheal95 (2) - 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.


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