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

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


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 (5758) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, 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)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29369) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Draft at the Salt House in Galway, Ireland. Pours a clear yellow, gold body with small white head. The aroma is vanilla. Taste is blonde ale, refreshing flavor that finishes with a slight note of hop.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Clear amber color, small white head. Sweaty peachy hoppy aroma. Light to medium bodied. Fruity (some peach), late bitterness. Aftertaste is watery, although nice fruityness there. Probably quite pleasant session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11131) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
Yellow with a small white head. weak fruity and hoppy aroma. Dry grassy hop flavour and quite bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2083) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2009
tap on brewpub porterhouse in dublin. nice red-golden colour with white head. has hops in aroma and flavour too. some maltiness and maybe nuttiness in flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2153-20090515] Tap. Fresh bread yeast aroma has doughy evergreen hops. Clear, bright medium orange body with a big long-lasting foamy white head. Spruce hops and bready yeast flavour finishes breadily. Medium-full body is boozy. Tasty. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Bull & Castle; Dublin, Ireland)

[2164B-20090517] Tap. Fresh doughy bread yeast aroma. Clear, medium bright orange body with a quick medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter grainy lemon zest and pips flavour. Medium body is bitter. Fresh and good, a nice pint. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(@ King’s Head; Galway, Ireland)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
2009-05-15. Crisp golden body with a nice foamy white head. (3+) Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, green leafy hops, touch earthy. (6+) Flavour is pleasantly bitter, floral hops with a touch of earthy notes, very light bitterness lingers in the finish. (6+) Average palate. Pleasantly quaffable. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5 On tap at Bull and Castle, Dublin.

2009-05-17. Just a touch more assertive and hoppy in both the aroma and flavour. No notes, adding +1 overall. (3.6) On tap at Kings Head, Galway


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