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Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale

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Brewed by Galway Hooker Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Co Galway, Ireland

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an exciting new style of beer that we call Irish Pale Ale. This delicious beer is pale in colour, has a full well balanced hop flavour and aroma, a good foamy head, a carbonation level similar to standard lagers. Now you can, of course, make it as complicated as you like by adding various chemicals and preservatives to the beer so that it ferments and matures faster, has a longer shelf life and is cheaper to produce. However, as a small independent craft brewery, we believe in using traditional techniques and think that only the four basic ingredients of beer should be used to produce this wonderful, thirst quenching, “magic potion”. All we want to do is produce a pure and natural beer for the Galway market. Nothing more.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at Nutty’s house, his night before 40th livener, thanks to Eoin 05/12/14. Clear golden amber with a decent off white head that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, orange peel, toasted bread, straw. Taste comprises caramel, bready notes, citric peel, light hops, perfume, candyfloss. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation - a tad overcooked for my liking, finished with light bitterness. Ok, nothing I’d rush back to.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is lemons, grapefruit, decent

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle@The Dubliner, CPH - golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty and fruity, grassy hoppy, light floral, medium body, bitter finish. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (507) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Tap. Quite a pale gold pour, which surprised me for something advertised as an Irish pale ale. Mealy, malty mouthfeel. Hoppy, but not too powerful. Bit of grassiness. Perhaps a bit too carbonated? I don’t know, not bad, but was pretty nonplussed about this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kvkx1 (43) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 14, 2014
Stylish ale. Has a wonderful citrus smell, fruity and malty. Refreshing mouthfeel, definitely a session beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
massingasetta (297) - München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
A wonderfully pure and natural beer that has an extremely hoppy body and a pale colour. The first taste is fresh and herbal smoothly wound into one, a well composed craft beer that is so good that one has difficulty saying what more one would want.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rok1024 (1155) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - SEP 4, 2014
On tap. Clear golden appearance with medium head. Hoppy - citrus and flowers. Semi dry, medium bitterness. Typical American Pale Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3474) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
This was a draft pour at Oil Can Harry’s in Dublin, Ireland. It came m the branded glass an amber color with a white head and very tenacious lacing on the glass. Nose of floral hops and rich malts. Medium plus in body. Ceamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich and full of floral and pine hops, and the finish is nicely dry and bitter. Really easy drinking

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdunhill (250) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
A simple Pale Ale that has a hazy appearance and a smooth and lingering flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (1806) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
Draught, smallish head, clear rusty orange colour, aroma of honey and butterscotch with some candy and fruity hints, sweetish fruity honey flavour, with a light herbal bitterness, seems a bit old. Not too good.


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