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

bottled
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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (10873) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is butterscotsch, malt, hop. Flavour is butterscotsch, malt, hop, citrus, grass. Boring beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10625) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice perfumed/flowery flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Slightly rustic but powerfull. Oily palate. Nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
[Draught - Bull and Castle] Pours golden with small head. Fairly anonymous aroma with grass, hops and citric hints. Sweet flavor that ends dry and bitter. Fair.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10326) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
Bottled. golden colorued.Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma of herbs, light flowers, light fruits, light sweetness. Flavour of flowers, grass, sweetness. Medium bodied. Ends on a light grassy bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 30, 2012
Botella. Golden colour, unclear, white head, medium. Some what sweet fruity hoppy malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has fruity hops, citrus, caramel, malt and a medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9630) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2014
from Mondial de la Bičre 2013, Mulhouse - clear amber-orange beer under a solid creamybeige foam; pretty aromatic hoppiness with light fruity (pear dominates) and spicy notes; hints of caramel underneath; creamy palate, moderate malt backbone; some sweetness and a late gentle earthy tartness; more fruity and spicy hoppy tones in the finish - charming

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9423) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2013
500ml bottle (K Kamppi, Helsinki)
Pleasant sweet red berry hoppy aroma.Some Doppio Malto butteriness too. Slightly sticky palate, OK carbonation. Tastes and feels very dead, but it does have a nice full grainy roast. Some caramel, some huskiness. Resiny hop finish, dry and drying. But they’re not full hops, it’s very extracty. Sub-par for an ale. Commercial description is bullshit - adding preservatives so that it ferments quicker!?!?!?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2009
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earls Court 04/08/2009 Some hop aroma. Golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance with a crisp slightly pale and bitter malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (8950) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle: Deep golden, firm creamy white head, delicate fruity-toasty nose with some well hidden hops underneath; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, not really dry, light bodied, smooth MF; soft and lingering toasty-hoppy finish. Nice, but a bit thin…

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Cask conditioned - gravity dospense - GBBF 2008. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has hops in the nose but with an unexpected sweetness. The taste is fairly hoppy with a sweet perfumed mouthfeel. Decent enough but I hoped for more.


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