Galway Hooker Brewery Reviews


kanaclane
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.1
Nez: Malté, herbacé Bouche: Maltée, citron, épicée, herbacée Bière agréable à boire
Saturday, April 23, 2016

ClaudeB04
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 3.3
Bottle @ liquid. Amber colour tiny white head. Quite malty with a strong long lasting bitter finish The name and the beautiful bottle make a better buying incentive than the beer.
Sunday, April 10, 2016

kanaclane
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 2.5
Nez: Caramel, épicé Bouche: Caramel, herbacée, épicée, aqueuse Ça doit être pas mal quand il fait chaud sinon peu d’intérêt
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Padchenko
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 2.9
Pours dark amber with a medium white head. Medium carbonation. Hops and malt flavour with some caramel sweetness. Nothing too special but worth trying
Friday, April 01, 2016

BeerViking
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 3.6
Bottle from the brewer, reddish from crystal malt, fruity yet still dry and grassy from Amarillo, Cascade and Styrian Golding hops.
Monday, March 14, 2016

BeerViking
Galway Hooker Irish Stout 3.5
Bottle from the brewery, near-black with charcoal, plum and blackberry aromas, lightly hopped and sweet-dry, fruity and lightly burnt-bitter with hints of mocha.
Monday, March 14, 2016

BeerViking
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 3.3
Bottle, brown with a toasty nose and a hint of toffee. Dry-sweet and malty, peppery hops and hint of orange.
Monday, March 14, 2016

chrisv10
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 2.7
Bottle, 4.3%. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, hop and biscuit. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, biscuit, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.
Sunday, March 13, 2016

DerGantzel
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.1
From tap at Irish House Aalborg. Malty, hoppy and herbal aroma. Golden clear appearance with a nice white foam. Medium-high bitterness with medium sweetness. Average carbonation, medium-full body. Very tasteful!
Thursday, February 25, 2016

MGantzel
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.1
Fra fad: Denne irske pale ale har et klart gyldent udseende med et medium hvidt skum. Øllen har en sød aroma og smager frisk af sød citrus med en bitter afrunding. Medium karbonering.
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Rasmus40
Galway Hooker Irish Stout 3.5
Bottle from Voldby. Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 190216
Friday, February 19, 2016

Rasmus40
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 2.7
Bottle from Voldby. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light bready. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 190216
Friday, February 19, 2016

TheKernOwl
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 2.9
Very water-y, mainly smells and tastes like bread (i.e. not much). V mild sniff of sacks of (fruity) dried hops on nose. Finishes better than all of this suggests, with a bit of caramel and a pleasantly low amount of coordination. May plump for it again in the summer.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

GenkiGonzo
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 3.4
Bottle from Number 21 in Cork. Clear amber with little head. Pine and resin aroma. Quite a lot of malt but still a decent bitter finish.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Skinnyviking
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 3.1
Draught at The Dubliner Downtown. Low fluffy lasting white head. Hazy dark brown body. Roasted malt caramel chestnust aroma. Mild roasted malt caramel coacoa flavor with little hops bitterness, high carbonation and a long sweet finish.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

AndySnow
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 2.6
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 2015 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Bread, malt, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, bread, some fruit.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

andriesradu
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3
Pours clear amber with a moderate, long lasting white head. Malty, citrus, hoppy aroma. Taste is light sweet and bitter with notes of citrus hops,grass. Quite light body.
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Cunningham
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.2
Clear deep golden color with a nice off white head. Looks nice. Toffee dominant. Hoppy, fruity and herbal. Medium body and an ok carbonation. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Well I would prefer some more bitterness to match the toffee. Any way quite fresh and easy drinkable ale.
[Bottle from an Off License in Dublin, Ireland]

Monday, October 05, 2015

Theydon_Bois
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 2.7
Bottle split at the RBESG ’15 Grand Tasting, Taphouse CPH day 4, 23/08/15. Amber to orange topped with a moderate off White swirl. Nose is bready, brown paper, light dark fruits, touch of malt. Taste comprises dark malts, caramel, brown bread, grain. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so ... very papery.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

motelpogo
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 1.7
bottled, rbesg 2015 grand tasting. more like a polotmavy than a dunkel, faint head; honey rye bread aroma; fairy bread flavour, low bitterness and quite thin
Monday, September 14, 2015

Carlowxxx
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 2.9
Clear medium amber orange , frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, damp-stained, dusty. Flavor i light to moderate bitter with a average duration.
Sunday, September 13, 2015

MMR
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.2
Decent Pale Ale which kind of drinks and tastes like a regular Pale Ale. I certainly missed the hoppyness of other American Pale Ale’s.
Sunday, August 30, 2015

gegwilson
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.1
Keg in the Vat Bar in Dublin. Straw coloured with a decent white foamy head. The taste is light spice and crisp citrus. Refreshing. OK.
Friday, August 28, 2015

Ungstrup
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 3.1
Bottled. A pale amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, hops, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of dusty hops, caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Desverger
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 3
Bottle@RBESG2015, Copenhagen - Dark gold pour white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, some fruity notes, sweet malty finish.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Borup
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 3.5
50 cl. bottle. Clear dark amber colour with an of-white head. Aroma. And flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice and yeast.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

joergen
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 3.1
Bottle. Clear amber colored with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops. Malty flavor of caramel and hops with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.
Sunday, August 23, 2015

stravale
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 3.2
Bottle from O’Brien’s, Athlone [120815]
Dark amber, clear, frothy white head, slight lacing
Aroma of soft pine, soft hop nose, hint of earthy spicy hop
Taste of spicy hop initially, soft sweet clean caramel backbone, soft light fruit malts, but not over malty, dab of toasted malt, quite bitter spicy hops, some bitter zest, could be more hop fruity tbh
Palate - Soft carb, medium body, clean, bit oily, alcohol well hidden, no brewing faults. Finish is quite bitter
Overall - OK it’s not an IPA (too dark) but judged as a beer, although it’s not all that exciting, it’s quite good

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

gowdy
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.3
Draft pint at The Bank on College Green in Dublin. Cold. Golden colour. A touch of haze.
Saturday, August 08, 2015

kaser
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.3
Golden pour at O'Niells in Dublin. White foamy head. Wheat German lager aroma. Taste is like Heineken I think. A little more hoppy. Ok beer
Friday, August 07, 2015

Peter_L
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 2.3
Flaska inköpt i Dublin av kära frun. Gyllengul vätska med lågt skum. Brödig doft. Ren och neutral beska. Hade jag blundat hade jag misstagit mig för en lager men det påstås att denna skall vara en APA. Oavsett vilket är den ren och fri från felsmaker, vilket belastar plussidan.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Skinnyviking
Galway Hooker Irish Stout 3.2
Bottle at Kennedys. High creamy lasting off-white head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee smoke aroma. Mild roasted malt coffee caramel flavor. Low carbonation, long finish.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

kerenmk
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 2.8
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Tom L. Clear gold with a white ring. Sweet, a little fruity, old hops aroma, bitter taste, a little biscuity, old hops again. Light body, bitter and slightly malty finish.
Sunday, August 02, 2015

CraftBeerNick
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3
Tap at JJ Harlows, Roscommon, 26th July 15. Pours light amber, aroma caramel, slight citrus, metallic. Taste is OK, but finishes with an odd flavour. Not great
Sunday, July 26, 2015

CraftBeerNick
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 3.1
Bottle at in laws, Roscommon, 25th July 15. Pours copper in colour, aroma caramel malt, not much hop character, taste is sweet malty caramel, like an American IPA with too much crystal malt ruining. It’s also filtered and clear, lacks character and differentiation. Poor for the style
Saturday, July 25, 2015

DSG
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 2
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.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Iznogud
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.5
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of and shared with Miro. Pours golden, white head. Light hoppy, citrusy and bit spicy. Also some peanuts? Very drinkable.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

kerenmk
Galway Hooker Irish Stout 3.2
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks tom L. Dark brown with a beige head. A little roasty, nutty and alcoholic aroma, a little phenolic in the mouth but also bitter and a little alcoholic. Quite light body, phenolic finish.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

DSG
Galway Hooker Irish Stout 3.4
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, mocha. Slightly sweetish flavor, rather dry, with roast, chocolate and coffee. Light to medium-bodied.
Sunday, June 14, 2015

ramboraffe
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 3.3
500 ml bottle in Galway. Clear golden white head. Light grain with fruit, floral and caramel. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

ramboraffe
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3
500 ml bottle in Galway. Clear amber white head. Caramel Malty light sweetness with fruit. Floral fruity hops. Semi dry with low bitterness and medium carbonation. A little watery.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

jamaty
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.4
Dorada, espuma normal. Aroma Lupulado, futal, a melocoton. Tambien bastante frutal en boca, manteniendo el aroma añadiendo toques de naranja amarga. Final con punto efervescente en la lengua y seco. Rica.
Monday, June 08, 2015

JStax
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.3
Draft pour. The beer is a clear copper color. The beer is bready and crisp. Taste has moderate sweetness with the bready notws coming through the most. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Monday, May 25, 2015

DSG
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 2.6
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Tom L. Clear golden. Aroma of minerals and some earthy hops. Flavor of earthy hops with a citric note, sweetish dusty malt, minerals, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
Sunday, May 24, 2015

RobertDale
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 3.3
On tap in Dublin. Comes a clear bright gold with a decent white head. Aroma of citrus and malt. Taste is lemon, tropical, grass, and malt. Clean and refreshing.
Saturday, May 23, 2015

yespr
Galway Hooker Irish Dark Lager 3.2
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty. Light breadish. Mild fruity. Toffee, toasted and dry caramelish. Bitter and toasted finish.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Beersiveknown
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 3
keg, bull & castle
hazy mid amber, fluffy white head, bready aroma. little in the way of hop flavour, slightly bitter but mostly malty slightly herbal notes...apparently destroyed by being filtered speaking to those who tried it at the brewery...shame

Monday, May 11, 2015

Gangstergafje
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale 2.7
Golden clear color, looks like a pilsner. The beer smells really fresh, citrusy hop aroma’s fill your nose. The taste is really bitter, maybe too bitter. It has nice hop and citrus aromas. Not the best brew.
Monday, April 27, 2015

strangehorse
Galway Hooker Sixty Knots IPA 2.6
A straight no for this. Colour is too dark for an IPA, but worse is that it’s too fizzy. Flavour OK, but disappointing.
Friday, April 10, 2015

thelynchfella
Galway Hooker Irish Stout 4
Poured black with thin tan head. Big chocolate and raisin aroma. Flavour is of roasted malt, biscuit, chocolate, raisin. Really really good stout. One of my faves
Saturday, April 04, 2015