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


on tap

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 132   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 IBUs provides a soft, lingering bite, balanced by the 8.5% ABV.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (1105) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a lasting fluffy off white head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, citrus, grassy. Taste is of more tropical fruits, citrus, orange, grassy, biscuit. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gangstergafje (953) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2017
The beer looks amazing. The color is a beautiful tropical redish orange. The beer pours a nice layer of soft, crispy white foam. The loos are very tropical. Its clear, accept for a slight cloudy haze. The smell is divine. I smell delicious hoppy fruity aromas of citrus fruits, especially grapefruit, pineapple, peach and passionfruit. It is the delicious fruitiness of Irish IPAs, only very strong and very pure. I love it. Thee are so mann fruity tones in this beer. The taste has the same lovely fresh and fruity tones, with are strong at first and fade away ver slowly with drinking, to create a long and full finish. It dies out in a grapefruit flavour. There is a delicious hoppy bitterness and even a tiny almondy alcohol flavour. Even though the high IBU, the beer isnt extremely bitter because its well balanced by sweet fruit flavours. The balance is uncanny, so good. This is sure one of the best beers of my two trips to Dublin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flying_pig (1531) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2016
500ml bottle from McCambridges of Galway, Galway (7.15):
Excellent stuff, easily the best Irish beer Ive tried & well ahead of the next closest, the same brewerys Full sail IPA. This one opens with lots of tropical fruits, nice pine bitterness & some sweet malts that help balance things. Full of flavour from the start with good fruits early on & alcohol content well hidden. The beer was an easy one to drink & well worth the fairly high price I paid for the bottle; definitely worth hunting for if you find yourself in Ireland at any point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (19209) - PCastle, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2016
50cl bottle from a trade with beersiveknown, many thanks Steve! Pours clear amber colour with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of bitter fruity hops, zest, grapefruits and resins. Taste of intense bitter hops, zest, mango, apricot, resinous bitter finish, good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maracuja05 (1105) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2016
[backlog] 08-11-15 // bottle at home. Gift. Excellent DIPA. Copper colour, solid white head. Hoppy nose. Malty backbone and then overload of hop aroma, very intense, grapefruit, citric, pine, some resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (6407) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle from Dicey Reilly in Ballyshannon. Appearance - hazy but bright orange. Generous head. Nose - apricot and orange notes. Some fruitcake. Some tropical too. Resin at the back. Taste - bitter orange and plant stalks. Light cake in the middle. Blood orange or pink grapefruit on the finish. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2016
500ml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours hazy golden orange with a thick white head. Aromas of peach and passion fruit. Taste is very bitter, pithy grapefruit, green plant stalks, blood orange. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16581) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
Tap . Hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, grapefruit and pine. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, grapefruit, pine, medium sweet, peach and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (1345) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2016
Draught at the Brew Dock, Dublin. Quite clear, pale amber colored. AROMA- citrusy, tropical fruit, touch of spiciness. FLAVOR- neutral, moderately bitter, very fruity, light alcohol presence. Fuller bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ascelja (1329) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 28, 2016
Tap at Brew Dock, Dublin. Lightly hazy, light amber body, moderately high yellowish head. Aroma of pines and tropical fruit. Taste is semi-sweet and slightly bitter. Alcohol, pines, tropical fruit, solid malty backbone. Full body, high carbonation.
Good IIPA, but no miracle.

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