nickbean (1) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Savage beer. One of the best double ipa Iíve had. Galway bay brewery got it right again.
Seaneh (5) - IRELAND - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I think this beer is damned near perfection and probably the best beer Iíve had from any Irish Brewery, definitely the best Pale Ale Iíve had from an Irish brewery anyway.
A full on hopbomb with big pine and citrus flavours followed by a sweet malt profile and finishes dry and bitter. This big, bold beer from the West coast of Ireland would proudly hold itís own with the big boys form the West Coast of the Us.
ChrisMagnets (1) - - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super hoppy, but balanced really well with a strong malt profile and citrus notes, leaving a refreshing bite and lingering taste.
hutman (5) - IRELAND - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iíve had this on draught a few times. This is the best Irish beer ever brewed, a beautiful big bold double IPA, hoppy goodness.
Godzillalad (6) - - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is the right combination of sweet hoppy and strong, Iíve been peeled out of too many taxis drunk in this beverages siren like aroma
nickonius (1) - - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really enjoyed this beer in the galway bays oslo pub, realy well balanced and a lovely aftertaste, also had in against the grain and will definitely be having again
Elscaldieo (10) - IRELAND - MAR 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely the best and first proper DIPA thatís being brewed in Irelamd at the moment. The guys at GBB have really got a monster on their hands. Fantastic nose full of citrus fruits. Loads of hops in the mouth but not overly bitter due to the massive malt back bone and itís 8.5%. Itís supposed to be 135IBUís but you could never tell. This one is a keeper. My favorite of the moment hands down.
stoutlout2 (5) - Sligo, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing beer, full on hop aroma and intensely bitter but not overly bitter, great balance. Best Irish IPA Iíve had yet, by far. Excellent
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Bottle from Hanlonís Gala  9/4/8/5/17
Good to return to this beer after a while....now to try the bottle...aroma of massive tropical fruits, grapefruit, mango, sweet fruity malts, very fresh, complex fruits, fantastic aroma hangs around constantly, more fruity and less malty than before.....Taste of massive fruits, tons of hops, alcohol well hidden, hops so so fresh....Palate has huge sweetness and bitterness perfectly in balance....Overall - This is me is better than keg, more fruity, less fruity toffee malts, more tropical fruit, piney, fruit salad hop....Yes this is the #1 in Ireland...up to 4.3
Cask @ The Salthouse, Galway  4/7/8/3/15 3.7
Found this rather cloying on cask - flavours are heavy....really needs to be on keg, the CO2 just lightens everything up, more dynamic flavour and aroma, better palate. Iíve had it a couple of times more on keg and itís much better for my palate
Keg @ Cottage Bar, Galway  8/4/8/4/17 4.1
Deep hazy orange, dense bubbly white head, good lacing
Aroma - big tropical fruits, sweet fruity malts, grapefruit pith, lots of pithy resinous fruits, super aroma
Taste as the aroma, great background of sweet fruits, mango, tropical nots, juicy citrus, resinous hops, good bitter sweet balance, complex flavour, so drinkable for the abv, cracking stuff
Palate - Soft carb, full body, rich mouthfeel, sweet malt, intense bitter hops in there but counterbalanced well be the sweet malts. Finish is smooth, equally intense sweet and bitter.
Overall -They beat BrewDog easily at making DIPAs with this. Absoutely superb.