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

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leixlip (15) - IRELAND - APR 17, 2011
Excellent Irish Pale Ale . Quite new to the market but already a great success in Ireland . Tangy bitterness and understated biscuity flavours which perfectly compliment the floral aroma and citrusy, dry finish

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vir4030 (510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap at the Magpie Inn in Dalkey, Dublin. Creamy flavor, not very strong and I like it very much. Thick and bubbly long after being poured. Very well constructed. I would drink these all the time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Had it at the Bull & Castle Gastro Pub, Dublin. This pale ale with nice malty tones really does have something to contribute to the pale ale constellation. It’s a brand new brewery, only around since the summer of 2006. I expect great things from them.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 Keg at Bull and Castle, Dublin. Lovely IPA, refreshing with lots of hops. Grass, flowers and bitterness. Lingering finish. This would be great with food. I find no flaws with this beer, a bottle conditioned version should sell well abroad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KM (329) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2008
Tap. Nice medium brown body. Small white lasting head. Quite heavy aroma of fruits. Fresh heavy fruity flavour, which is a bit sourish too. Very good and refreshing. Light sweet finish with a tad bitterness. (Porterhouse, Dublin, 07.05.08)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1044) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 29, 2012
Draught, half a pint. Hazy deep golden color with small frothy white head and soft carbonation. Aroma of spicy hops, biscuit malt and with strong fruity notes. Taste is refreshingly fruity, well ballanced, finished a bit more on the dry side, while aftertaste is long and moderate hoppy. Full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. My first hooker ever and I won’t forget it :)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
My brothers favourite so was looking forward to this! .. . deep yellow .. mild foam .. . caramel malts and fresh grains .. . clean finish .. . very good beer .. . . You better shut up about Charlie, OK?

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - JUN 11, 2007
Unfortunately there are few enough really good Irish brews. This is one of them and unusually it isn’t a stout. Quite low in alcohol with lots of (American? Cascade?) hop biterness this is a real treat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daithi8640862 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 18, 2008
This is a great tasting pale ale. A lovely copper colour when pours with a balanced biscuity taste in the mouth and lovely hoppy finish on the palate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1563) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2012
This is very good beer. nice floral hoppy aroma and fresh flavour. quite light and simple but delicious. very good mouthfeel.pretty colour and medium to big white head.


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