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

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RATINGS: 147   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (4933) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008, gravity dispense. Yellow colour, minimal head. Moderate aroma with hints of honey and flowery hops. Reasonably hoppy flavour, hints of citrus, "dusty" hops in the finish. OK, but not really that impressive. Nice hoppy aftertaste though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Cask at GBBF 08. Clear yellowy gold with an aroma of sage & onion and pork & apple stuffing! Tastes like a spicy chicken dish. Very interesting. Decent finish. Certainly unique!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruits, nuts and mild yeast. Flavour is sour wood, some fruityness, yeastyness and mild notes of nuts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 @ Bull&Castle, Dublin: Clear golden with tiny head, notes of fruit, caramel citrus and hops, Sweet flavour wiit mild bitterness in finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KM (327) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2008
Tap. Nice medium brown body. Small white lasting head. Quite heavy aroma of fruits. Fresh heavy fruity flavour, which is a bit sourish too. Very good and refreshing. Light sweet finish with a tad bitterness. (Porterhouse, Dublin, 07.05.08)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Keg at Bull and Castle, Dublin. Lovely IPA, refreshing with lots of hops. Grass, flowers and bitterness. Lingering finish. This would be great with food. I find no flaws with this beer, a bottle conditioned version should sell well abroad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2008
Medium shiny creamy white head lasts forever. Very light copper body. Faint fruity honeyish resiny aroma, very harmonic, with floral strawberry notes. Dry-sweet floral fruity honeyish resiny taste with strawberry notes. Dry grain wooden mealy roasty aftertaste. Sharpish mouthfeel. Very nice! (0.33l draft, Bull & Castle, Dublin, St. Patrick’s Day.)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daithi8640862 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2008
This is a great tasting pale ale. A lovely copper colour when pours with a balanced biscuity taste in the mouth and lovely hoppy finish on the palate

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
[Draught - Bull and Castle] Pours golden with small head. Fairly anonymous aroma with grass, hops and citric hints. Sweet flavor that ends dry and bitter. Fair.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Had it at the Bull & Castle Gastro Pub, Dublin. This pale ale with nice malty tones really does have something to contribute to the pale ale constellation. It’s a brand new brewery, only around since the summer of 2006. I expect great things from them.


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