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

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9444) - 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…

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
Cask, third pint at GBBF 08. Golden body colour topped by a ring of bubbles. Light floral aroma. Flavour with notes of hop resin. Dry palate (05.08.2008).

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9165) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8916) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8776) - 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

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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8693) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8670) - 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

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Tom L. Clear golden. Aroma of stale and skunky hops. Rather dry flavor with bitter hops, skunky and stale. Light to medium-bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (8349) - 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.


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