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

bottled
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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1074) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
Quite a nice mild ale. A little watery and spicy and some hops. Overall pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
This is a nice American-style pale ale. Crisp and clear with a nice hop and malt balance. Tried to pick this up in Salthill. I got to the third waitress before I found someone who actually knew that when I was asking for a "Galway Hooker," that I was actually looking for a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (937) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
elbernays (916) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Bull & Castle, Dublin. Clear pale amber, mid-sized head. Excellent IPA with English hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (897) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Draft pint at The Bank on College Green in Dublin. Cold. Golden colour. A touch of haze.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StoutHead (863) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
Sample from bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Taste is of hops, roasted malt, caramel and fruity notes. Aftertaste is dry and hoppy. Okay beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (836) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
Birra che si trova abitualmente o quasi nei pub irlandesi...meno peggio delle industriali anche se non di grande livello

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fantti (796) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin keltaoranssina ja hieman sameana, vaahton on n. puolen sormen paksuinen ja katoava. Pitsiä kylläkin jää ihan kivasti. Haju on pääasiassa karamellisen hedelmäinen, taustalla kummittelee hieman ruohoisuutta, ehkä hieman humalaakin. Maku on karamellinen, ruohoinen, hieman marjainen ja hiven hedelmääkin on joukossa. Sekä maku että haju ovat kyllä melko mietoja. Suutuntuma on pirskahtelevan hiilihappoinen ja melko kevyt. Kokonaisuutena ihan maistuva brittityylinen pale ale, kevyt ja makeahko. Hintansa arvoinen (5,25€) tämä ei kylläkään missään nimessä ole.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beermack (725) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2012
Keg pint at Kennedy's, Dublin. Deep Golden colour with thin white head - thick lacing. Aroma of citrus, floral notes, hay, herbs, and slightly sweet malt. Taste is well balanced between the citrus hop bite, the floral notes, and the slightly sweet bready malt backbone. Nice crisp bitterness in the aftertaste; a very refreshing pale ale, glad to see its availability widening across Ireland.


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