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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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3.1
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2012
500 ml bottle. BBE 28.03.2013.
Pours a copper orange colour with a white head. Aroma of toasted nuts, toffee and some floral notes. Flavour of bready malts, nuts, berries, hay, toffee, floral hops and weak citrus. Medium bodied, rough mouthfeel and a rough, malty, nutty and weak floral finish. A decent combination of a premium bitter and an APA.

3.2
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2012
Dark golden, vibrant pour with a frothy white head and lace. Pine, citrus, malt, hop aromas. Hoppy bitterness to start with subtle fruity and caramel sweet notes. Solid Irish Ale. Good session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours weak golden with a big fluffy white head.Aroma of flowery hops and malty sweetness. Taste is light flowery and spicy hops, some citrussy notes towards the end. High carbonated. Good bitter and dry end, lingering.

2.9
Hansen (8587) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Dark-golden coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Arfoma is starting malty, hoppy-floral notes too. Moderate sweet flavor, more hoppy notes, finish moderate bitter. Diacetyl notes. Dry, creamy texture.

3.8
Zita (6317) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
nice hoppy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, fizzy, long bitter finish.

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice perfumed/flowery flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Slightly rustic but powerfull. Oily palate. Nice.

3.2
faroeviking (10842) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 30, 2012
Botella. Golden colour, unclear, white head, medium. Some what sweet fruity hoppy malty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has fruity hops, citrus, caramel, malt and a medium bitterness.

3.4
TET (2994) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 29, 2012
A light copperbrown beer with a almost medium but decreasing, blond head. Aroma is fresh and fruitfull even some tropical, lemon and caramelly malts. Taste is toffeeish, slightly fruitfull, lemon and aftertaste is dryer and wooden. Light+, but it’s not bothering. Nicely aromatic and fresh beer, for easy enjoy.

3.4
thewolf (12535) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 20, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Vinspecialisten, Kolding Storcenter.
Clear pale amber golden with a small, frothy, white head. Fine duration. Aroma has sweet doughy malts, some grapefruit, citric, soft pine. Medium to high carbonation, fine light but nicely elegant dry mouthfeel. Flavour is softly citric, mild pine, fair bitterness. Good balance and very easy to drink.

3.4
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle at home. Pale orange amber, frothy head that fades with some light lacing. Nice fruit nose - apricot, hint of orange zest, some lager/noble hop earthiness too. Similar palate, dry and somewhat juicy with more of that noble hop vibe, black pepper, hint of ester and a dry grainy finish. Not bad!


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