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Galway Bay Voyager NZ (2014)

Formerly brewed at Galway Bay Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Galway, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Keg, special
India Pale Ale, hopped with the New Zealand hop varietals Pacifica and Pacific Jade.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (3561) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 3, 2013
Draught. Cloudy orange amber with a medium head. Aroma is marmalade. Flavour is a strong dose of citrus hop, bitter orange on an oily base. Rough bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2013
Appearance: Cloudy orange, small white head. Aroma: sweet, hoppy, grassy, vanilla, malt, a little fruity. Flavour: bitter, lots of lemon & spice, quite the fresh cut grass flavour running through it, long lemon bitter finish. It’s just a bit muddled for me... Odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hem (4) - IRELAND - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
Has the kind of bitterness that I look for in an ale. Tastes like a session beer but watch out for the 6% A very good addition to the Irish Pale Ale range.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2013 Keg dispense at the Black Sheep launch night. Hazy orange pour with thin white head. Lots of citrus in the aroma - lime especially - with some grapefruit too. Taste follows on with plenty of really waxy, pithy lime and grapefruit. Some bready, yeasty flavour in there too, as well as a bit of a metallic bite. Bitterness is fairly heavy handed, mouthfeel medium but quite rough. Definitely in need of a bit of refinement, not an easy-drinker by any means. This is a step in the right direction for Irish brewers, so kudos to Chris and the team for actually throwing some hops in the brew kettle.

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