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

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Megager (12) - - DEC 31, 2015
Have had a few bottles of this at home over the past few months. Fruity aroma. Dark orange opaque. Flavour intense, complex citrus, fruit with a nice lingering bitterness. You don?t really taste the alcohol considering abv. Really great beer and my favourite Irish DIPA at the moment.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
[7943-20151120] 500mL bottle. Fragrant orange syrup (almost to the point of concentrated urine) aroma. Hazy, dark amber orange body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Syrupy harsh orange citrus peel and pithy earth flavour. Medium-full body is quite bold and boozy. Interesting and thick. (8/3/7/4-/15) 3.7
(c/o garthicus, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
luksow (51) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Probably the best beer I’ve ever tried. Great aroma, taste, hoppiness. The only thing I miss about Ireland. I wish it was popular worldwide.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enno101 (73) - - DEC 5, 2015
Pours dark orange with one finder of head. Aroma is a burst of hops with malt sweetness. Grapefruit, kiwi and mango. The simcoe is strong with this one. Tastes of a lot of bitterness up front, that segways into a nice fruit punch. The caramel sweetness of the malt really helps balance the bitterness into fruit flavours. A tasty bitter bomb just went off i my mouth, but its was thoroughly enjoyable. Galway Bays best beer by far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
2015-11-20. Hazy dark orange-amber body with moderate frothy beige head. 3+ Aroma of resiny hops, moderate muddled citrus accents, light green hop notes. Pithy citrus accents. 7+ Flavour is similar, mix of oily resiny citrus, good amount of bitterness. Mild pithy notes. 7+ Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Solid, tasty. 7/4/7/3/15 Bottle courtesy of Garthicus.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4639) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
(Galway Bay Of Foam and Fury) Bottle 500 ml at home, received from Beersiveknown, thanks Steve! Served into a shaker, ABV 8.5% Deep orange colour on a clear body, with a little bit of activity in it. One full finger of white, thick head, with average retention. Aroma has lots of tropical fruits, lyche, resin, hops. Taste follows, plenty of hops and tropical fruits, alcohol present with a burn too, solid malty backbone, pine on the finish. Medium body, good carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1713) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to beersiveknown. Amber body with white head. Aroma is fruity with citrus and some maltsand hints of caramel. Taste is fruits with malts and some herbs. Aftertaste is bitter. Nice one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (413) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 16, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 Bottle thanks to Steve (Beersiveknown), cheers! Aroma: Mango, grapefruit, orange, mandarins, very intensive and fruity. Appearance: Golden cloudy color, head stiff, dense, durable, nice lacing - perfect. Taste: Quite dry (maltiness dominated by hoppiness but present - bit caramelly), full of fruity tastes, mix of mango, citruses, some herbs, spruce, strong bitterness (grapefruit and spruce), tropical fruit. Palate: Dense consistency, light warming alcohol foundation, body is full, soft carbonation, finish is bitter and semi-dry. I don’t really like the style but this one... squeezed nearly all that the style has to offer.

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 (21560) - , 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.


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