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

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RATINGS: 118   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 IBUís provides a soft, lingering bite, balanced by the 8.5% ABV.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2196) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 10, 2016
0,5l bottle at Bratislava Evening Tasting. BB 11.08.2016. orange very hazy color, small off-white head. smells of grass, light off-note / bit barnyardish, pines, candy, some mango. light off-notes but not too bad. full body, soft carboantion, slick mouthfeel. tastes of grass, mango, light pines, citric, bit candiish, bit peppery, rather malt heavy, finishes light to medium bitter (balanced by the maltiness) with notes of pines, candy and rather citric. overall decent stuff, a bit candiish and heavy towards the finish, very light off-notes but still quite enjoyable. good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukka19 (746) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle shared by Gurthnar, golden hazy color with medium white head.Aroma of citrus hops, some pines maybe, good malty base, good carbonation, long bitter hoppy finish, earthy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (3199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, tangerines. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, tangerines, citrusy hopps, orange, pineapple. Nice bittersweet citrusy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (281) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 6, 2016
Pours orangy, slightly cloudy with a small disapperaing white head. Amazing aroma oh hops and citrus fruit. Really full flavour of hops and citrus fruit. Medium carbonation. Nice balance. Lovely beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
[Bottle (500ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o garthicus] Pours a murky amber-copper with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head. NIce aroma, lots of leafy and resiny hops, malty too with a hint of alcohol. Malty & hoppy flavour with a nice bitter finish. Some alcohol but reasonably well hidden. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good stuff.

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 (8640) - 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 (57) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Probably the best beer Iíve 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 (9835) - 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.


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