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

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RATINGS: 156   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Dark-golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Arfoma is starting malty, hoppy-floral notes too. Moderate sweet flavor, more hoppy notes, finish moderate bitter. Diacetyl notes. Dry, creamy texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4622) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
nice hoppy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, fizzy, long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice perfumed/flowery flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Slightly rustic but powerfull. Oily palate. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 30, 2012
Botella. Golden colour, unclear, white head, medium. Some what sweet fruity hoppy malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has fruity hops, citrus, caramel, malt and a medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1642) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2012
A light copperbrown beer with a almost medium but decreasing, blond head. Aroma is fresh and fruitfull even some tropical, lemon and caramelly malts. Taste is toffeeish, slightly fruitfull, lemon and aftertaste is dryer and wooden. Light+, but it’s not bothering. Nicely aromatic and fresh beer, for easy enjoy.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 20, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Vinspecialisten, Kolding Storcenter.
Clear pale amber golden with a small, frothy, white head. Fine duration. Aroma has sweet doughy malts, some grapefruit, citric, soft pine. Medium to high carbonation, fine light but nicely elegant dry mouthfeel. Flavour is softly citric, mild pine, fair bitterness. Good balance and very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle at home. Pale orange amber, frothy head that fades with some light lacing. Nice fruit nose - apricot, hint of orange zest, some lager/noble hop earthiness too. Similar palate, dry and somewhat juicy with more of that noble hop vibe, black pepper, hint of ester and a dry grainy finish. Not bad!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
This was a very hoppy Pale ale, it was very similiar to an ipa except a lighter mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1268) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 On our March Irleand trip we tried to taste new beers from the country. The Galway Hooker was the first tasted and it was excellent. On Galway bay the sailboats are called Hookers. While in Dublin at the Palace bar we tried Galway Hooker for the first time. The bartender Jimmy was very helpful in recommending places to visit in Galway. The ale poured a bright clear golden color. It had a fresh "fun on the tongue" flavor. We only found in a few bars across the country that had the ale available. One pub in Galway said that it was having great success and he was sold out. The ale had a nice white head with lacing. This is a very drinkable ale for any time. I did detect some vanilla and licorice. Smooth finish with no bitterness with a lively carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, pale amber, with a white head. Quite hoppy aroma, slightly grainy, malt, caramel, orange peel, apricots, peaches, faint roast. Dry, medium bodied, medium bitterness, lively CO2. Malty, rather hoppy taste, citrus, apricots, somewhat floral, a grainy touch. (2012-03-01)


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