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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (1678) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (307) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Draught. Golden colour, small head that lasts long and shows good lacing. Aroma is fresh, hoppy and fruity, a bit of butterscotch. Light bitterness, slight sweetness. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (934) - SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Pint in Cassidy’s, Dublin:
Sweet & creamy, pale malt & hops with some earthy bitterness come through, citrus & caramel too. The hops weren’t as strong as I’d have liked but it wasn’t a weak beer at least.
Light amber, bright & clear with a 0.5cm foamy white head that leaves minor lacing on the sides.
Sweet with some hops but again they’re not the strongest, some grassy flavours & citrus backed them up a little. Nice pale malts and caramel come through with a light bitterness & background fruits at the end.
Smooth with hints of bitterness, medium carbonation & some sweetness. An easy one to drink & the finish was a dry one.

Not bad at all, I was hoping it would have been a more hop-filled affair with some nice American style hops coming through but sadly it wasn’t to be but it was still a nice one with the caramel keeping things interesting. It’s not a stand out offering though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padchenko (81) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2014
4.3%, 500 ml bottle. Pours orangey yellow with limited white head, although it is clear which is odd for a pale ale. Balanced with citrus fruit tones and mild citrus aroma. Malt and hops are dominant flavours. A tasty Irish pale ale, will definitely have it again

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7171) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegelbes Bier mit schöner großen Schaumkrone. Geruch dezent hopfig, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr bitter fruchtig, trocken, malzig.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9467) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2014
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - clear amber-orange beer under a solid creamybeige foam; pretty aromatic hoppiness with light fruity (pear dominates) and spicy notes; hints of caramel underneath; creamy palate, moderate malt backbone; some sweetness and a late gentle earthy tartness; more fruity and spicy hoppy tones in the finish - charming

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 2, 2014
Cervesa suau, refrescant i molt facil de beure, pel dia a dia. Cerveza suave, refrescante y muy fácil de beber, pal día a día.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (2560) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 29, 2014
On tap in dublin. 4.3%. The beer starts smooth, floral, caramel. The mainpart is smooth, slightly floral. Caramel-malty, nice Ale-character. Very smooth-floral, together with the fruitiness, the floral hops harmonise ideal. The aftertaste is floral, malty-smooth, only slightly bitter. Ale-typical dry.
Great Pale Ale! 11/12/11/11

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bamsen78 (3108) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with airy off-white. Clear, sweet aroma of malt can caramel, with fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of raw malt and yeast. Bitter and sourish finish. Bitter aftertaste of lemon rind and metal. Unbalanced. Not my favourite beer, but, honestly, I am not a great fan of Irish Pale Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle, 4.3%. Slightly buttery and spicy aroma. Hazy greyish golden colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is OK citric hoppy and a little spicy. But there is still a bit of unclean butter or something. OK drinkable, but not that good.


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