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

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RATINGS: 156   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8070) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (8044) - 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, bread, biscuit, toffee, caramel and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7390) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegelbes Bier mit schöner großen Schaumkrone. Geruch dezent hopfig, fruchtig. Geschmack sehr bitter fruchtig, trocken, malzig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2008
The Bull and Castle, Dublin. Now were talking. Whipped stable head over spiralling yellow beer. Rocky and lacy until the last. Shockingly Alpha snout of aromatic resins, soapy mandarin, supporting toasty malts. Sniffs of Titanic or Atomic. Some really clean zesty hops, maybe Amarillo or Cascade. Gentle nuttiness balancing the hop zing. Lean, assertive sessions shot through with mandarin tang. So good I had another.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2008
A Mes rate: Gravicask at GBBF.
Pale gold with a thin white film. Slight hops, some herbal notes and hints of grain. A hit of sweetness in the finish is instantly kicked out of the way by some old dusky hops. A bit low on character but very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Low but lasting fluffy white head. Clear amber body. Sweet apple pear honey aroma and a note of grass. Relatively sweet honey apple pear flavror with a nice bitterness, high carbonation and a long bittersweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6800) - 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.


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