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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nickbean (1) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Savage beer. One of the best double ipa Iíve had. Galway bay brewery got it right again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Seaneh (6) - IRELAND - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChrisMagnets (1) - - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
Super hoppy, but balanced really well with a strong malt profile and citrus notes, leaving a refreshing bite and lingering taste.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hutman (5) - IRELAND - JAN 3, 2014 does not count
Iíve had this on draught a few times. This is the best Irish beer ever brewed, a beautiful big bold double IPA, hoppy goodness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godzillalad (8) - - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
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

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nickonius (1) - - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
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

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Elscaldieo (10) - IRELAND - MAR 21, 2014
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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stoutlout2 (6) - Sligo, IRELAND - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickd717 (3562) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SudsMcDuff (5916) - .....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.


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