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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: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (3260) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Tom L. Clear gold with a white ring. Sweet, a little fruity, old hops aroma, bitter taste, a little biscuity, old hops again. Light body, bitter and slightly malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CraftBeerNick (1255) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
Tap at JJ Harlows, Roscommon, 26th July 15. Pours light amber, aroma caramel, slight citrus, metallic. Taste is OK, but finishes with an odd flavour. Not great

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Tom L. Clear golden. Aroma of stale and skunky hops. Rather dry flavor with bitter hops, skunky and stale. Light to medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of and shared with Miro. Pours golden, white head. Light hoppy, citrusy and bit spicy. Also some peanuts? Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (1256) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2015
500 ml bottle in Galway. Clear amber white head. Caramel Malty light sweetness with fruit. Floral fruity hops. Semi dry with low bitterness and medium carbonation. A little watery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamaty (1242) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Dorada, espuma normal. Aroma Lupulado, futal, a melocoton. Tambien bastante frutal en boca, manteniendo el aroma ańadiendo toques de naranja amarga. Final con punto efervescente en la lengua y seco. Rica.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3776) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft pour. The beer is a clear copper color. The beer is bready and crisp. Taste has moderate sweetness with the bready notws coming through the most. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap in Dublin. Comes a clear bright gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is lemon, tropical, grass, and malt. Clean and refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gangstergafje (274) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Golden clear color, looks like a pilsner. The beer smells really fresh, citrusy hop aroma’s fill your nose. The taste is really bitter, maybe too bitter. It has nice hop and citrus aromas. Not the best brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalflake (35) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
500ml bottle, brought back on the plane from Ireland. Poured into a shaker, deep clear yellow colour with a frothy 1" white head. Malty aroma with faint citrus notes. Medium hoppiness, effervescent and evenly bitter on the tongue. Finish was clean, with a pleasantly hoppy aftertaste. Not the best APA out there by a long shot, but eminently drinkable. I’d get another.


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