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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 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
Douberd (4826) - 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 (1786) - 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 (540) - 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 (22063) - , 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 (23012) - 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 (1741) - 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
MrTipple (3586) - 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 (6963) - 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]


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