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

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RATINGS: 153   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of bready malt and Good carbonation but a bit watery. ok drinker

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (874) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draught. Light golden pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. Refreshing, light to medium body with a clean finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2076) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014
Keg @ Hanly’s Bar Strokestown [120714] 6/3/5/3/11 2.8
Had it a few times since the last rates and the beer has deteriorated...cereal bit buttery pale malts, dab of bitter hops, almost no citrus, over fizzy...tbh not a lot better than macro offerings...down to 2.8

Keg @ Hanly’s Bar Strokestown [171113] 6/3/7/3/14
Well it was tasting better and fresher here, some zesty citrus hops, but also a lot of caramel malt. In the finish a pleasent cereal caramel butter biscuit flavour comes though quite strongly and stays in the fairly long linger. Up to from 3.1 to 3.3

Keg @ Oarsman, Carrick-on-Shannon [160813] 6/3/6/3/13 3.1
Blonde, clear, frothy white head
Aroma - soft pale malts, touch of sweet light caramel, vague hint of fruit, little on the nose
Taste - Light pale caramel malts, touch of soft cereals, mellow bitter hops, touch of zesty hop
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, texture is a bit creamy, soft bitter palate, little tangy. Finish as main flavour, light cereal linger, light tangy bitter
Overall - Refreshing, not too hoppy, some nice sweet pale malt in there, ok

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
500ml Bottle. Pours a amber gold body capped with a medium but moderately lasting white head. Aroma is faint and unimpressive in strength but nice on the nose. Faint citrus notes come through a maly biscuity base. Taste is grapefruit, hops, caramel and malt giving way to a dry but not lasting crisp finish. Not what I would call an American Pale Ale (and to be fair they dont call it that either) but a lovely crisp beer. Not a top 10 but nice enough/

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1040) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
Quite a nice mild ale. A little watery and spicy and some hops. Overall pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estpiwo (1277) - ESTONIA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft and from bottle, Ireland. Dark golden color, minimal head. Grassy aroma. Hoppy, spicy, full taste. Medium bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8805) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle: Deep golden, firm creamy white head, delicate fruity-toasty nose with some well hidden hops underneath; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, not really dry, light bodied, smooth MF; soft and lingering toasty-hoppy finish. Nice, but a bit thin…

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is butterscotsch, malt, hop. Flavour is butterscotsch, malt, hop, citrus, grass. Boring beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1565) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
På fat. Mycket härliga dofter av smörkola, citron och krusbär når näsan. Smakar nästan lika bra som den luktar, där sötman och beskan trivs väldigt väl tillsammans. Smaker av smörkola, röda bär, citron och grape.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
elbernays (471) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 29, 2013
On tap, bloody stream howth. Nose of hops, slight fruits. Sweet taste but very light aftertaste. Pretty average but glad to escape the hum drum.


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