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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle at home. Pale orange amber, frothy head that fades with some light lacing. Nice fruit nose - apricot, hint of orange zest, some lager/noble hop earthiness too. Similar palate, dry and somewhat juicy with more of that noble hop vibe, black pepper, hint of ester and a dry grainy finish. Not bad!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
This was a very hoppy Pale ale, it was very similiar to an ipa except a lighter mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1321) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 On our March Irleand trip we tried to taste new beers from the country. The Galway Hooker was the first tasted and it was excellent. On Galway bay the sailboats are called Hookers. While in Dublin at the Palace bar we tried Galway Hooker for the first time. The bartender Jimmy was very helpful in recommending places to visit in Galway. The ale poured a bright clear golden color. It had a fresh "fun on the tongue" flavor. We only found in a few bars across the country that had the ale available. One pub in Galway said that it was having great success and he was sold out. The ale had a nice white head with lacing. This is a very drinkable ale for any time. I did detect some vanilla and licorice. Smooth finish with no bitterness with a lively carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2136) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, pale amber, with a white head. Quite hoppy aroma, slightly grainy, malt, caramel, orange peel, apricots, peaches, faint roast. Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness, lively CO2. Malty, rather hoppy taste, citrus, apricots, somewhat floral, a grainy touch. (2012-03-01)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, butter and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 280212

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (11373) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle. Clear deep golden with small head. Aroma is malt, butter and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, butter, little caramel, hop and a little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Aroma and taste are bread, butter, malt and hops. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (3246) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 17, 2012
Clear mid amber well carbonated beer with thin white head. Fairly buttery nose, butter and toffee in the body with some balancing bitterness but little in the way of hop character. Disappointing

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle in a hotel room in Dublin. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass with notes of pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grass with notes of citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Golden straw colored pour. Big white head that is slow to fall and leaves plenty of lacing behind. Hoppy aroma with hints of caramel and malt. Caramel mouth. Dry and sweet. Slightly carbonic. Decent drinker.


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