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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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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielecamo (427) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
Birra che si trova abitualmente o quasi nei pub irlandesi...meno peggio delle industriali anche se non di grande livello

3.5
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KM (332) - Tromsř, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (313) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2013
500ml bottle at The Gateway. Pours a clear copper with a thin, lasting white bubbly head. Little lacking on aroma, but I got hints of citrus, grass, and a bizarre wet cardboard. Moderately sweet and lightly bittered, lacking the bite of most Pale Ales. Reasonably lively carbonation but still quite smooth. Medium body with a light bitter palate. Ok, but a bit malty and plain.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 Very hoppy and quite fruity. Had a bitter finish. Still I just didn’t enjoy the taste of this beer. Wouldn’t get it again. Or rather I wouldn’t pay for it again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdunhill (250) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
A simple Pale Ale that has a hazy appearance and a smooth and lingering flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2009
On tap at Monroe’s in Galway. Pours a great American golden amber. A nice break from the monotonous but traditional pints of Guinness and Murphy’s in the pubs. Nice hop character and clean crisp finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
massingasetta (242) - 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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