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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2230) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle cotteridge piss up. Hazy gold ok head. Aroma is fruity. Taste good sweet malts citrus great hoppy bitters. Ok body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
momordgz (266) - - JAN 29, 2015
This is a good Imperial India Pale Ale. Best Irish beer ever tasted. Taste grass, good, grapefuit, peach... Excellent balance and enjoyable bitter end!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Thanks to Beersiveknown for this BIG want. Murky dark orange, lightly sparkling, bubbly white head. Aroma has lots of grapefruit with pine and toffee accompaniments. Body is medium, soft carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is sweet and caramelly, peach, marmalade, medium bitterness, a little grassy in the finish. Decent, but a bit gloopy for the style. Was expecting a little more, but chuffed to get a hold of it anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet, thanks Steve for bringing so many beers across the Irish Sea for us to taste. Hazy amber body with a full, lively white head. The nose and taste were very orangey in nature, as Tom said at the time ’marmalade on toast’, he wasn’t far wrong in that basic statement. Although fairly sweet it did calm down and finished with a mild hop bitter feel to the flavouring. Decent and different.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2496) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy amber. Bubbly, white head. Rich, fruity, and jammy. Pine resin bitterness. Taste is sweet, turning fairly bitter. Full, rich palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4360) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy burnished amber pour with a frothy white head, aroma has caramel, pine and cat piss, taste has pine, some passion, candied fruit, caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11285) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottled, sample at The Cotteridge Convention, many thanks to Beersiveknown for this one. Hazy amber with white head. This was pretty special I though, rich jammy tropical fruit notes, marmalade and bitterness, full on the palate. Loved it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12578) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle slpit at the Cotteridge Convention, thanks to Steve (BIK), 24/01/14. Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderately appointed off white covering. Nose is pine, earthy hops, candied fruit peel, passionfruit, mandarin, citric sherbets. Taste drops a little for me when contrasted with the nose, caramel malt, touch of pine needle, citric sherbet strokes, orange pith, light tropiciana, mineral wash. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a dose of hop bitterness. Decent easy drinking DIPA but no game changer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with no head. Aroma is marmalade on toast. Taste has orange to start with a sticky marmalade finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8260) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge Tasting, Saturday 24th January 2015 Hazy light amber with slim wispy head. Thick in mouth, a little syrupy but hugely hoppy. Really zappy hops, soft in mouth, warmth from alcohol. Very good. Crikey two Irish corkers, btw big thanks to Beersiveknown for all of the Irish beers. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8


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