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

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RATINGS: 143   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15508) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty fruity caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (5968) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Cask. Poured a pale amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma had notes of citrus and pine hops. Flavor was hoppy for the most part. It began with the citrus hops and ended with the pine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 04/08/2009 Some hop aroma. Golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance with a crisp slightly pale and bitter malt finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2009
On tap at the Salt house in Galway. Clear darker amber with white creamy head. Grainy, spicey hops, dry, light fruit. Grainy, slight bitterness, some green apple, dry, not very pleasant. Light, watery body with spritzy carbonation. Not good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2009
Tap@Bull&CastleDublin. Fresh and perfumy arom. Easy going, well hopped, just a hint of butter. High drinkablility.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1182) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Draught at The Bull & Castle in Dublin. Light golden in color with a soapy off-white head. Leaves big circles of lacing. Sweet sugary floral aroma. Light floral bitter flavor, medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PaulsPissed (37) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 20, 2009
nice amber look. strong fruity smell. a high fizz which helps mix the different flavors of hops, citrus fruit and straw. innitially a bit sweet but finishes with a solid bitter taste giving it a kick.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft at various locations across Ireland, as well as sampled at the brewery. An orange-amber brew, typically with a nice frothy top of foam. The aroma is very fruity, but the beer primarily delivers a bready maltiness, with an almost caramel glaze, but finishes with a nice light bitter twist. To be considered the vanguard of what we can only hope will be a craft beer revolution in Ireland. (#3660, 9/10/2009)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Draft. A golden beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops on a lightly malty back ground. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and citrusy hops, as well as light notes of butter, leading to a dry bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 Very hoppy and quite fruity. Had a bitter finish. Still I just didn’t enjoy the taste of this beer. Wouldn’t get it again. Or rather I wouldn’t pay for it again.


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