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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (1385) - 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 (1379) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
My Bottom Line:
This buxom Double IPA has plenty of oranges and flowers to share, but also dead leaves and roughshod resins.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces atop the misty pale amber.
-Hop aroma and flavors were intense, but not very bright and engaging, lacking definition.
-Carbonation was intense, which works with the healthy body and hop profile.
-This doesnt taste like 8,5% at all, so drinkability is much higher than expected.
-Will have to try another glass some other time, but for now this seems popular because there isnt much competition in this style in Ireland.

On tap at The Brew Dock, Dublin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2571) - s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
Oranje ondoorzichtig bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, tropisch fruit, citrus. Smaakt bitter, zoet fruit, tropisch fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosbouw (2873) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, citrus, orange. Mooie fruitige geur. Smaakt fruitig, citrus, orange. Bittere afdronk. Lekker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (873) - - JUL 9, 2016
Troebel oranje, prima schuim. Ruikt super, fruitige hop. Lekker dik mondgevoel, wel ietsje veel carbo. Bitter, lekker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShivanDragon (3932) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2016
botte from European Local Swap 2/2016, thanks Beersiveknown, 500ml
pours clear bright orange/copper with a light yellow head. Aroma of resin, pine, citrus, hoppy. Taste firmly bitter, heavy sweetness, pine, resin, grassy, mango, tropical fruits, oranges, oily texture, low carbonation, peach, light caramel, quite bitter however in the aftertase it switches to a sweet note. great beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gazington (15) - Ennis, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2016
A really good DIPA, gives a strong citrus/pine aroma and a sweet orange taste. Hints of the alcohol but not over-powering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultan (10) - Stillorgan, IRELAND - APR 11, 2016
One of the best double IPAs Ive ever tasted. Pours deep hazy orange, smells of citrus and pine. Fruity taste up front with orange peel and toast dominating the flavour. Alcohol is there but not overwhelming, just a nice warming backnote.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (1286) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Bottle from trade with beermack -- cheers! This is a big DIPA in just about every way. The hops are pungent and spicy, giving a massive aroma before you drink and then finishing dry and firmly bitter. Really sweet as far as DIPAs go. For my tastes, I would have liked less malt sweetness, but this is still a treat.

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