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

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RATINGS: 112   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.


3.1
   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 (1665) - 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 (3162) - 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 (6721) - 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 (3003) - 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 (8) - - 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 (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2015
A draft half pint at Alfie Byrne’s in Dublin. Very cloudy. A darker brown colour. Quite some head.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (627) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Draft at Beermarket Dublin - De couleur dorée avec une belle mousse blanche crémeuse qui tient longtemps - Au nez des arômes d’agrumes, de fruit exotique, résineux, une pointe de malt en fin de nez - En bouche beaucoup de houblon, fruits exotiques, mangue, agrumes, pamplemousse, une pointe de malt - Corp moyen, amertume forte, carbonation correcte, douce et amère, finale longue amère résineuse - bière impressionante puissante avec beaucoup de houblon mais extrêmement bien équilibrée

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThirstyBird (2566) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Thanks to erzengel for sharing!! Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a light tan head. The smell is sweet fruit, mild citrus. The taste is fruit, tart and bitter with some pine on the ending. Medium body with active carbonation that is finely structured.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (7384) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
Many thanks to Beersiveknown for this bottle. Floral fresh nose, but not too intense. The beer starts fresh and floral with only a bit sweetness in the body. Very nice great floral malty body. Round and smooth with a nice caramel-malty body. Nice smooth sweetish caramel hoppy aftertaste. Round and great!


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