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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 132   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Amber... Thin white lacing... Soft zezty lemon fruits... Soft sweet fruits... Pithy orange fruits... Juicy hop... Floral fruits... Light bitter orange finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10856) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (10518) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7891) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7849) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. It pours hazy deep amber with a small white head. The nose is rich, orange peel, marmalade, resin, pine and alcohol. The taste is bitter orange, red grapefruit, resin, caramel, booze, peppery, oily and oily hop with a dry, citric finish. Medium+ body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich oily orange action, but decent enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (6172) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Now this stuff is fantastic! and for coming out of Ireland, shows the direction of the beer scene there! inspirational! .. deep amber .. solid crazy good foam .. . rich resin, caramel and sheep shaggin blue dotted madness!! .. . just a pleasure to drink, the key: balance. malt and hops are there, in your face but still rounded. .. . . I now feel Iíve watched enough reruns of The Shawshank Redemption on basic cable that Iíll be able to successfully make it in prison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4556) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craigís. Pours copper orange, nose is light cheese, juicy fruit, taste is a bit harsh, fruity, toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4367) - 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 ímarmalade on toastí, he wasnít 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3770) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickd717 (3592) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
Sh** motherf***er did Vinnie rebrand Pliny the Motherf***ing Elder as Foam and Motherf***ing Fury? This beer has both of the key elements of beer: foam and fury. It is more surly and furious than Surly Furious, and you donít have to go to motherf***ing Minneapolis to tick it. Ireland, which is a legit country if you havenít been. Got it on cask, mildly hazy copper with a bit of foam like the wild oceans off the Galway coast. Surf is motherf***ing up. The aroma assaults your olfactory passages with something mind blowing: HOPS!!!!!! Hops and some malt. The flavor is freaking brilliant. This is a west coast IPA: west coast of Ireland that is. Who needs America when there are beers like this? Just kidding, I love America, but this is good. Clean sweet malt that explodes into ho - wait for it - ps! Hops! Like a pine forest full of flowers and grapefruits. Lots of pine, enough that it screams, "MR. CLEAN AINíT GOT SH*T ON ME!!!" Piney fresh flavor for days, fool. Donít get me started on the mouthfeel. Oily, slick as the Gulf of Mexico disaster, enough to f*** up some fish big-time! Not much carb because itís cask, obviously. Galway Bay comes up big with this one with a big olí, "F*** Guiness!", or stealing a page from Samuel Lís playbook, "Iíve HAD IT with these motherf***ing beers in this motherf***ing country!" Ireland is a land where you need have no ire because now you have beers like this. Tick D out.

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