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Brewed by Beavertown Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Tottenham Hale, England

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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Believe it or not, we had never brewed a pale ale when we started. But once our experimental Alpha Series was launched around 6 months in, we went about constructing the Pale of our dreams. We tweaked malts and hops continuously and eventually came to release a brew known as Gamma Ray. This name came from our Creative Director Nick Dwyer, Who at that time was working on the floor at Duke’s Brew and Que. Nick brought illustrations in every week. It was undeniable, the guy was a force and his imagery resonated deep. We all loved spacemen and lasers – again, simple. So we named the experimental brew Gamma Ray and Nick drew the design - drawing heavily from “mars attacks” and warren ellis graphic novels. Our baby was born. From its release Gamma was perfection for us and joined the Beaver core range. The concept was to create a juicy tropical beer. A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eisnoton (20) - Athens, - DEC 19, 2013
On tap @The Local Pub. A delicious, tasty, hoppy pale ale! Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Big pine kick in the taste , well carbonated, nice sweetish bitterness in the finish, gets better as it warms.


3.8
voxbox (11) - - NOV 19, 2017
A bit tart good American pale type flavour needs to be a bit chilled. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx --- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
Betta (32) - ITALY - NOV 8, 2017
ottima, ottima davvero. Appena aperta la lattina sale una zaffata di luppolo notevole. Colore molto limpido, schiuma bianchissima persistente. Il malto si sente in tutta la bevuta ma particolarmente nel finale, contrasta di lusso con la resina del luppolo promossissima, se la gioca con la lupuloid

4
p0urmeac0ld0ne (208) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 Finally got around to trying the excellent Gamma Ray from Beavertown. I can say that it absolutely lives up to its reputation, and I thoroughly enjoyed it as a tasty, mouthwatering pale ale. Pint on draught at Refuge, Manchester.

3.1
dorain (647) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-06 getrunken. Schön süffiges, gut ausbalaciertes Pale Ale!

3.6
CH-303 (2358) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 6, 2017
Appearance: Light orange golden, slightly hazy. Lots of creamy white head.
Aroma: Hops, resin, light fruits, citrus.
Taste: Light hops, good amount of fruits. Slight sweetness. Lasting bitterness. Easy drinking.
Bought: Foodist.ch, 330 ml can, CHF 4.53
Info: 3/11-2017, BB: 11/1-2018

4.4
Firstofthefallen (17) - Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Nice frothy head and very zesty on the nose. Lovely tropical citrus flavour dancing over a proper robust hoppiness and finishes with a long, slightly bitter, slightly sweet aftertaste. If your a Punk IPA fan then this is a no-brainer. Lovely stuff!

4
herrklemann (445) - Graz, AUSTRIA - NOV 1, 2017
Can. Big white head on a cloudy light orange body. Passion fruit, pale malts, floral notes, grapefruit, resin, orange zest, some grass and very light earthy notes. Light sweetness, followed by medium bitterness. Medium, creamy body with medium carbonation. Would I need to chose a Radiohead song to describe this well balanced APA, it would probably be "Everything in it's right place", although it isn't too heavy on the lemon.

4.1
cervmagpt (897) - PORTUGAL - OCT 26, 2017
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 18B). Can 33 cl - Batch L1738 (BBF 17/02/18). AROMA: medium-high hop aroma with fresh/green notes (lime, grapefruit), with a background of soft and low malty-sweet notes. APPEARANCE: gold color and crystal clear. médium white head with good retention. TASTE: medium hop flavor with green tea-like notes, some citrus. low malt character on the background. medium-high bitterness with an almost dry and slightly bitter finish. PALATE: medium-light body with medium carbonation. faint astringency. OVERALL: a very nice APA, with a bit less flavor than aroma.

4.1
beernoob () - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Great tasting ale. Fruity and refreshing. Highly recommended. Easy to find in shops.

4.5
Artisantaphollie () - Staffordshire, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2017
Just the best, beavertown really know how to make a great drink, I love neck oil the session ipa I love lupaloid which is the stronger drink at 6.7 percent but gamma Ray simply is the best!


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