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

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 IBUs provides a soft, lingering bite, balanced by the 8.5% ABV.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cold1 (6) - - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
Draft, Beer Market - Dublin. Hazy amber, white head. Aroma of mandarin / grapefruit. Light body, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (1606) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
Clear red with white head. Good lacing. Caramel, spice and pine. Sweet, resin and lingering herbal bitterness. Overall: very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (44078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2016
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and peachy. Smooth fruity, peachy and crisp hoppy. Smooth, peachy and mango. Mild hoppy and lingering finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GenkiGonzo (1091) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle from Bradleys. Clear amber with a small soapy head. Citrus orange hop aroma. Hop profile is mostly orange and grapefruit, decent malt and a really bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (5717) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle from a swap from Beersiveknown. Many thanks Steve! Lots and lots of hoppy aroma and flavour. Exotic, Simcoe, also citrusy, piney. Pretty complex hoppiness with a really high bitterness. Malt in the background. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (8561) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Hazy, orange color color with medium white head. Earthy, citrus hoppy aroma. No strong earthy, citrus hoppy taste with zest, pines, Solid malty backbone. Long hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (3060) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 10, 2016
0,5l bottle at Bratislava Evening Tasting. BB 11.08.2016. orange very hazy color, small off-white head. smells of grass, light off-note / bit barnyardish, pines, candy, some mango. light off-notes but not too bad. full body, soft carboantion, slick mouthfeel. tastes of grass, mango, light pines, citric, bit candiish, bit peppery, rather malt heavy, finishes light to medium bitter (balanced by the maltiness) with notes of pines, candy and rather citric. overall decent stuff, a bit candiish and heavy towards the finish, very light off-notes but still quite enjoyable. good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukka19 (925) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle shared by Gurthnar, golden hazy color with medium white head.Aroma of citrus hops, some pines maybe, good malty base, good carbonation, long bitter hoppy finish, earthy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (3534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, tangerines. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, tangerines, citrusy hopps, orange, pineapple. Nice bittersweet citrusy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (320) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 6, 2016
Pours orangy, slightly cloudy with a small disapperaing white head. Amazing aroma oh hops and citrus fruit. Really full flavour of hops and citrus fruit. Medium carbonation. Nice balance. Lovely beer


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