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

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unknown

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common

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (641) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeverszeuge (625) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
# 3403 ersma: irish pale ale - schmeckt das anders als englisches? „hand crafted in small batches“. orange-bernsteinfarben mit dezenter verschäumung. malzig-süßlicher geruch mit leicht pappiger note. der antrunk ist malzig, süßlich, ale-ig mit leichter bitterkeit. dezente blumigkeit. die mitte wirkt etwas wässrig, der abgang bringt etwas mehr bitterkeit mit, aber nur einen hauch. ansonsten auch eher dünn. die flasche ist ansehnlich. fazit: eher mäßiges geschmackserlebnis. kann man trinken, muss man nicht. 10,10,8,8,11,8 - 8,65 - 18/9/13

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vir4030 (560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap at the Magpie Inn in Dalkey, Dublin. Creamy flavor, not very strong and I like it very much. Thick and bubbly long after being poured. Very well constructed. I would drink these all the time.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (545) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Pale golden brown with a creamy head. Quite malty and low carbonation, but it's a well-balanced mixture.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (532) - 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.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sizzler80 (501) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derbeth (447) - 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.


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