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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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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
leoncallan (2) - IRELAND - MAY 22, 2013 does not count
Available on draft at the bierhaus. Fine example of an Irish pale ale. Not overly hoppy, mild mid strength.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1016) - Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Marketed as beer of the year for 2007 & 2009, I found this to be the worst selection I made. Pale orange/yellow with a grainy head. Aroma was pretty hoppy with citrus and hay. Body was extremely light. Dry malt, bread, and more grass flavors. Finish was bitter and not very pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (5787) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden with a small off-white head.Aroma of malt, grains , butterscotch, bread, biscuits and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some popcorn, grains, crusts and bread. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (13617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. It’s a clear one, golden in color and with a small, off-white head. The aroma has the typical English maltyness, bready and lightly crackery, with some light citrusy and grassy hops. Some toffee hints in the flavor, with bready, crackery hints and some bitterness. Medium to thin on the palate, soft carbonation. Some bitterness in the finish. A boring one indeed, too much on the toffee and bread side for me, but at least it drinks easily. 130510

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, bread, biscuit, toffee, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3223) - Radom, POLAND - APR 16, 2013
Dobre ale nie rewelacyjne jasne ale z Irlandii. Mala piana i kolor jasno bursztynowy, troche nut chmielowych. Ogolnie delikatne ale i nie ciezkie, w smaku zbyt malo wyraziste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - MAR 12, 2013
On tap in Dublin, Ireland, Pours a coppery gold color with a creamy off white head. Aroma is a swet fruity shoe leather. Taste is a nice fruity mix that ends bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (522) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2013
Dark gold pour with a thick off white head. Malty, toffee...smells a lot like Arnott’s malt o milk biscuits. Taste is malty, toffee, sweet with a nice mild bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Low but lasting fluffy white head. Clear amber body. Sweet apple pear honey aroma and a note of grass. Relatively sweet honey apple pear flavror with a nice bitterness, high carbonation and a long bittersweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idiosynkrasie (3848) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear dark golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Slightly grassy, bitter hoppy aroma, slightly grainy background. Taste is grainy, dry, grassy, notes of hay and spelt, hints of minerals and cement.


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