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Brewed by Galway Hooker Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Co Galway, Ireland

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an exciting new style of beer that we call Irish Pale Ale. This delicious beer is pale in colour, has a full well balanced hop flavour and aroma, a good foamy head, a carbonation level similar to standard lagers. Now you can, of course, make it as complicated as you like by adding various chemicals and preservatives to the beer so that it ferments and matures faster, has a longer shelf life and is cheaper to produce. However, as a small independent craft brewery, we believe in using traditional techniques and think that only the four basic ingredients of beer should be used to produce this wonderful, thirst quenching, “magic potion”. All we want to do is produce a pure and natural beer for the Galway market. Nothing more.

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3.5
bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Tap at The Temple Bar, Dublin. Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma seems floral. Med body or so. Flavor is floral and ryely malty. This is quite tasty. Reminds of the recent Guinness rye ale. Underrated IMHO.

3.4
Benzai (15611) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Tap @ JW Sweetman, Dublin, shared with Niilstrong. Clear golden color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops, slightly a buttery bitterness, but hops overpower that. Decent body and carbonation. . Nice.

3.5
mjik83 (1580) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2017
50cl flesje bij Durty Nelly, Amsterdam Alcoholpercentage van 4,3% Uitgeschonken in origineel Galway Hooker glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met volle witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: bloemig, hoppig, volle straffe bitter Conclusie: veel smaak voor 4,3%

2.7
pitch992 (217) - SLOVENIA - FEB 1, 2017
On tap at the Vat house Dublin. Quite disappointing actually as the beer is very low in hop aroma and taste, there is some dough and cara presence and some bitterness that can be harsh at moments although it dissipates quite quickly. Not that well rounded and can be hard to drink a full pint.

1.9
clemc (16) - - DEC 29, 2016
Irish Pale Ale? Not really a style is it? Is it possible they just want to use the letters IPA for something that is not remotely an IPA? Even leaving claimed style apart, this is a very ordinary and bland beer, barely above a commercial lager in quality. Far better beers available for the price.

3.4
Tezminator (239) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2016
Nice aroma of grassy hops. Grainy malts. Very strong, slightly bitter hops flavour with grassy tones. It’s pretty nice.

3.1
ulrikolsen (576) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2016
Tap. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma has light malt, bread and biscuit and hops with grass and hay. Taste is light malty with bread and biscuit yet bitter and aromatically hoppy with grass and hay. Finish is dry and moderately bitter.

3.4
nybol (2201) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2016
En afbalanceret humle og sødme. En typisk engelsk øl der er nem at drikke..

3.2
MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Light grain malts, light caramel. Clear gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. Some sweet grain and cereal malts coming up, creamy, then turning bitter and dry in the finish, fizzy carbonation. OK APA, nothing too spectacular though, very light in aroma. Keg at W. J. Kavanagh, Dublin.

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djkatt (56) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from local wholesale distributor, served in 20 cl shaker. Not to be uncharitable, but this neither an IPA or an APA by taste or aroma, but a malt soup without any real hoppiness; without the "IPA" label, I might have taken it for a lager off the bat. You get more character from Carlsberg’s faux-IPA/APA’s.


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