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

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RATINGS: 160   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.


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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (504) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Tap. Quite a pale gold pour, which surprised me for something advertised as an Irish pale ale. Mealy, malty mouthfeel. Hoppy, but not too powerful. Bit of grassiness. Perhaps a bit too carbonated? I don’t know, not bad, but was pretty nonplussed about this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sizzler80 (464) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2012
Dark golden, vibrant pour with a frothy white head and lace. Pine, citrus, malt, hop aromas. Hoppy bitterness to start with subtle fruity and caramel sweet notes. Solid Irish Ale. Good session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
This was a very hoppy Pale ale, it was very similiar to an ipa except a lighter mouth feel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - OCT 7, 2012
Nice crisp light carbonated pale ale. Lovely tangy fruity hop’s and malt. Excellent light bitter hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Pale brown with a medium head. Nice cascade aroma. Dry and refreshing hop flavour. Vert decent flavousome session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (367) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Draught. Golden colour, small head that lasts long and shows good lacing. Aroma is fresh, hoppy and fruity, a bit of butterscotch. Light bitterness, slight sweetness. Good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KM (349) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2008
Draught. Very pleasant beer, great durable, compact, finger-deep head. Pours very appealing ochre. Complex subtle hops on the nose, with warm reassuring zest on the palate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
massingasetta (292) - München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
A wonderfully pure and natural beer that has an extremely hoppy body and a pale colour. The first taste is fresh and herbal smoothly wound into one, a well composed craft beer that is so good that one has difficulty saying what more one would want.


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