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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: 39   MEAN: 4/5.0   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbad6 (23) - IRELAND - DEC 15, 2014
Pours an amber with tinge orange. Nice white head. Strong aroma of pine, citrus, marmalade. Orangy finish to this, not too bitter. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wvhoran (372) - Tasmania, - NOV 11, 2014
Draugh at Against the Grain, Dublin. Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is good, with toasted malt, good citrus character, some peach syrup, but lacking the immensity of an excellent DIPA--perhaps this isn’t fresh enough. Flavour is dominated by caramel malt and juicy citrus. Lots of simcoe with dank earthy resinous notes. Very bitter finish. Nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (5944) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Now this stuff is fantastic! and for coming out of Ireland, shows the direction of the beer scene there! inspirational! .. deep amber .. solid crazy good foam .. . rich resin, caramel and sheep shaggin blue dotted madness!! .. . just a pleasure to drink, the key: balance. malt and hops are there, in your face but still rounded. .. . . I now feel I’ve watched enough reruns of The Shawshank Redemption on basic cable that I’ll be able to successfully make it in prison.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (157) - 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 (3570) - 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 (2507) - 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 (1328) - 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 (7444) - 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 (15170) - 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


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