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

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10408) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10284) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9863) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9680) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
500 ml bottle. 4.3%. Finland.
Clear golden colour with small off-white head. Dryish floral hops, mild bitterness, sweet caramel malt and biscuit in aroma. Flavour is floral hops, touch of bitterness and caramel malt. Smooth. Very drinkable yet tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (9638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Cask. Poured a pale amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma had notes of citrus and pine hops. Flavor was hoppy for the most part. It began with the citrus hops and ended with the pine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9505) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
Cask, Burton Fest 07. Golden with a small head. Aromas are dry and earthy with citrus and spices. Flavours are honey sweetness with citrus and pepper. Dry, hoppy and OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
2009-05-15. Crisp golden body with a nice foamy white head. (3+) Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, green leafy hops, touch earthy. (6+) Flavour is pleasantly bitter, floral hops with a touch of earthy notes, very light bitterness lingers in the finish. (6+) Average palate. Pleasantly quaffable. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5 On tap at Bull and Castle, Dublin.

2009-05-17. Just a touch more assertive and hoppy in both the aroma and flavour. No notes, adding +1 overall. (3.6) On tap at Kings Head, Galway

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (9220) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle @ DØE / Øllets dag, Viby. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grassy hops. Flavor is malt, caramel, grass, sweet fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 010912

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9173) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
(bottle) Clear, golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Mildly biscuity cara-malty aroma with woody and slightly citrus-fruity hops. Moderately bitter and slightly sweet flavour, light bodied with a well-carbonated mouthfeel. Slightly biscuity and buttery malt-character with notes of caramel, accompanied by drying fruity and slightly woody hops; quite dry and bitter hoppy finish with a balancing malty sweetness lingering into the aftertaste. Good. 03.II.13


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