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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Draught at The Bull & Castle in Dublin. Light golden in color with a soapy off-white head. Leaves big circles of lacing. Sweet sugary floral aroma. Light floral bitter flavor, medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 3, 2010
on tap @ the bierhaus, cork. good color and aroma for a pale ale, and after having way too many lagers so far this week, a hoppy pale ale from one of the only microbreweries in ireland was just the thing. very refreshing and nice hop character, a little mild and needs more of an abv punch, but good beer that i will have to have one more of.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (1189) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2015 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2012
Pours clear gold with a nice foamy white head. Toasted malt on the nose, not very strong. Quite bitter in the flavour which didn?t come through in the aroma. Malt character becomes apparent as it warms up. Thin bodied lively carbonation. Finish is more bitterness, a touch astringent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1101) - 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 (988) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Draft pint at The Bank on College Green in Dublin. Cold. Golden colour. A touch of haze.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (961) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StoutHead (942) - 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.


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