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Brewed by Galway Bay Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Galway, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 132   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
DIPA with massive malt backbone, hopped with Galena, Chinook, Pacific Jade and Simcoe in the kettle, and two dry hop additions to boot! Massive pine-wood aromas up front with a hint of exotic spice in the background. Big bitterness of 132 IBU’s provides a soft, lingering bite, balanced by the 8.5% ABV.

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ZodiacM (1280) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Prachtige DIPA: zoet met een bittertje, veel fruit (citrus en mandarijn) en een mooie zacht zoet-bittere afdronk. Heerlijk.

3.7
Drago7 (461) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 20, 2017
Z: przyjemne, sosnowe, dojrzałe owoce liczi, melon. S: początek herbatnikowy (mocny ten herbatnik), pełny, przechodzący w mix tropikalnych owoców (marakuja, limonka). Całkiem sporo się dzieje. Słodycz idzie w parze z goryczka. Aftertaste w sosnę i herbatnik.

3.5
Idiosynkrasie (7952) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2017
330ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey golden colour with small, frothy to creamy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Sweet-ish, caramel malty aroma with an almond touch, condensed citrusy hoppy notes of lemon, lemon zest, a touch of lime. Taste is citrusy and bitter hoppy, relatively weak malty basis, intense and condensed notes of lemon, lemon zest, hints of lime; lingering, bitter hoppy finish. Intensely hoppy but simply in a condensed and rather monotonous mode.

3.4
mike_77 (7085) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2017
Hazy blond with thin head. Aroma and flavour have plenty of skunky resinous hop. Noticeable presence of alcohol. A bit too heavy.

3.4
HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - AUG 30, 2017
November 20, 2015 - with blankboy, jercraigs and mabel - 500ml bottle. Cloudy amber-orange with a decent lasting frothy beige head. Intensely floral aroma but also waves of citrus plus alcohol presence - so floral my allergies stirred for a bit; lovely stuff, even if it did remind me of the smell of tangerine Freshie powder (not after adding water, just the powder) - others got unpleasant whatever, but I liked it (7+). Taste is more straightforward - alcohol, citrus/zest malt, not much bitterness but also not overly sweet. Chewy, lightly carbonated, with a quickish not very bitter slightly boozy finish.

3.8
MelvinKalksma (1717) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2017 Aroma: 7 Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, flowers, hops and citrus. Appearance: 4 Turbid/opaque amber/orange beer with a slight off-white head. Taste/Palate: 8/4 Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus. Overall: 15 This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazing fruit flavours, but also some flowers, with a vety hoppy finish. Great appearance and palate as well, but the aroma could have been stronger.

3.8
VsXsV (4544) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle from the European Secret Summer Santa 2017. Thanks Steve! Light hazy deep golden liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, marmalade, pineapple, lychee, light caramel and light bread. Taste is very light sweet and medium to high bitter with notes of citrus, tangerine, caramel and bread. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice, albeit old school.

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Maxbier (1000) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Draft at The Brew Dock Dublin. Amber copper with off white head. Fresh tropical Passion mango aroma. Slightly sweet and juicy up front. Lots of caramel and fruity Malta and warming booze. Grapefruit bittering and tangerine finish. Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
tricksta_p (5110) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2017
Bottle at Woodies, Zwolle. Hopped with Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe. Aroma is juicy fruity hops with the Mosaic in particular coming through nicely. Pine resin, tropical fruits, soft malt, onion, slightly dank, citrus. Flavour is sweetish and bitter. Body is medium. Excellent Mosaic-heavy IIPA.

3.6
kermis (14553) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2017
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Bottle shared at THT June ’17. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of dank hops, light cat pee, floral notes, citrus and caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and above moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. [16/06/2017]


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