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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 IBUís provides a soft, lingering bite, balanced by the 8.5% ABV.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humlelala (987) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2014
(50 cl bottle from Bradleyís, 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 donít 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!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godzillalad (8) - - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
This beer is the right combination of sweet hoppy and strong, Iíve been peeled out of too many taxis drunk in this beverages siren like aroma

1.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
aoifep (2) - Dublin 24, IRELAND - APR 26, 2014 does not count
The aroma was amazing, but found the bitterness not to my taste, however the more I drank the better it became, I assume this is because of the 8.5% vol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (231) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 25, 2014
Big white head, amber-red color. Very fruity aromas, lime is very present, grapefruit, kiwi, honey. Malty, bready beginning, with hints of syrup. Limey, dry hops going well along with the honey sweet malt. Hops then take over the action, resulting in a long hoppy aftertaste, very intense. Bready malt backbone is throughout recognizable, supporting the hops. Pine, honey, raisins, grassy, citraic hops - those are the main stages of the beer on the palate. Intense, lime defined aftertaste, overpowering the sweeter getting malts - powerful beer.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bistobhoy (5) - dublin, IRELAND - APR 25, 2014 does not count
Lovely smell like walking through Newlands garden center but a taste like your fucking eating the soil in the place. For ?7.50 buy a plant instead

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (367) - SERBIA - APR 17, 2014
Draft in Pub Black Sheep in Dublin.One of the best double ipa I try.Very nice fruity aroma.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickd717 (3509) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
Sh** motherf***er did Vinnie rebrand Pliny the Motherf***ing Elder as Foam and Motherf***ing Fury? This beer has both of the key elements of beer: foam and fury. It is more surly and furious than Surly Furious, and you donít have to go to motherf***ing Minneapolis to tick it. Ireland, which is a legit country if you havenít been. Got it on cask, mildly hazy copper with a bit of foam like the wild oceans off the Galway coast. Surf is motherf***ing up. The aroma assaults your olfactory passages with something mind blowing: HOPS!!!!!! Hops and some malt. The flavor is freaking brilliant. This is a west coast IPA: west coast of Ireland that is. Who needs America when there are beers like this? Just kidding, I love America, but this is good. Clean sweet malt that explodes into ho - wait for it - ps! Hops! Like a pine forest full of flowers and grapefruits. Lots of pine, enough that it screams, "MR. CLEAN AINíT GOT SH*T ON ME!!!" Piney fresh flavor for days, fool. Donít get me started on the mouthfeel. Oily, slick as the Gulf of Mexico disaster, enough to f*** up some fish big-time! Not much carb because itís cask, obviously. Galway Bay comes up big with this one with a big olí, "F*** Guiness!", or stealing a page from Samuel Lís playbook, "Iíve HAD IT with these motherf***ing beers in this motherf***ing country!" Ireland is a land where you need have no ire because now you have beers like this. Tick D out.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nickbean (1) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Savage beer. One of the best double ipa Iíve had. Galway bay brewery got it right again.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Elscaldieo (10) - IRELAND - MAR 21, 2014
Definitely the best and first proper DIPA thatís being brewed in Irelamd at the moment. The guys at GBB have really got a monster on their hands. Fantastic nose full of citrus fruits. Loads of hops in the mouth but not overly bitter due to the massive malt back bone and itís 8.5%. Itís supposed to be 135IBUís but you could never tell. This one is a keeper. My favorite of the moment hands down.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fancy_Clown (15) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Excellent beer, by Irish standards. Smells really dank (bottle less than a month old), pithy/citrus. You just know youíre in for a treat from the nose alone. Appearance is hazy orange with minimal lacing. The Simcoe is really apparent in the taste, this is one bitter beer! Thereís enough hops used to make this nowhere near sweet or cloying! Really refreshing. Mouthfeel is viscous, syrupy. Very nice, doesnít quite belie its ABV though. Overall a very, very solid gem in the rough! Probably one of the best, if not best beers in Ireland right now.


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