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


on tap

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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 IBU’s provides a soft, lingering bite, balanced by the 8.5% ABV.

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AshtonMcCobb (6774) - 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.

allmyvinyl (10845) - 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.

chrisv10 (17942) - 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.

Rotin (1641) - 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.

Ascelja (1638) - 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.

MartinT (10014) - 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 doesn’t 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 isn’t much competition in this style in Ireland.

On tap at The Brew Dock, Dublin.

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.

Bosbouw (2955) - 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.

hansvf (910) - - JUL 9, 2016
Troebel oranje, prima schuim. Ruikt super, fruitige hop. Lekker dik mondgevoel, wel ietsje veel carbo. Bitter, lekker.

ShivanDragon (4313) - 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 !

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