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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 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.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcdonaghshane (2) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Very complex flavours, citrus fruit in a big way! Blood orange, a hint of pine and a refreshingly bitter finish!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoptimusPrimed (106) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2015
Fantastic aroma of citrus, with a golden colour. Strong hops but not overpowering the other flavours

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

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
micheal95 (3) - IRELAND - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
Fantastic aroma of sweet mangos, a complex taste with the malt and the hops battling in the mouth. Very smooth, doesnít taste like 8.5% abv.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (50) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
500ml bottle brought back on the plane from Ireland. Damn, this is a good DIPA! Deep hazy orange, poured into a shaker, with a 1-inch white head that lasted almost all the way to the bottom of the glass. Hugely hoppy and bitter, with aromas of citrus, pineapple and pine sap. Malty enough to support the hops, and the ABV of 8.5% adds heat to the finish. Iíve heard this may be the best beer in Ireland - I can believe that. Very, very good.

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


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