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

bottled
available

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 132   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackadutton (65) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Keg. Pours hazy amber/orange with white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, lemon sherbet and pine. Taste is fantastic - big bitter resinous pine balanced well by sweeter orange/grapefruit notes with some caramel. Great on the palate too. Great brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20046) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
5th October 2015
Craft Pimlico. The Italian/Irish event. Keg. With Jackie and Simon. Hazy deep amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is smooth with modest fine carbonation. Smooth caramel malts. Light creamy sweetness. Good marmalade hops, with hop spice and resinous pine. Tropical fruits underneath. Spicy hop finish. Sweet and spicy DIPA. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden pale orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bonhasgone (2) - hyderabad, INDIA - OCT 15, 2015 does not count
bit over hyped i guess., Very nice aroma but much too bitter. A very big head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1531) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 12, 2015
Tap. Orange with a firm head. Aroma is piney, caramels, citrus. Sticky palate, very sweet, long bitter finish. Decent for the style

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdiBeer (2561) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Aroma: exotic fruits, tangerine, other citrus fruits, light pine. Appearance: dark, hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: turns bittersweet, oranges, pine, sweet tropical fruits again. Overall: very nice IIPA, nicely balanced. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6228) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Clear deep copper color with a thick off white head. Good lacing. Lots of dried fruits, resinous, pine and grapefruit hoppy. Powerful beer. A bit to sweet versus bitterness. Also some alcohol coming up. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation.
[On tap at The Brew Dock in Dublin, Ireland]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Keg in the Brew Dock, Dublin. Hazy amber with a cream head. Aroma of orange zest and pine. Big flavours of orange, pine, caramel and light spice. Alcohol well hidden. Creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
israeltimes (7) - - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
Its a good one that knocks you out while being refreshing and suitable for both hot and cold weather.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (919) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
A draft half pint at Alfie Byrne’s in Dublin. Very cloudy. A darker brown colour. Quite some head.


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