Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale - Galway Hooker Brewery
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Reviews by MAB:
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Odd that an Irish brewer would be producing an American Pale Ale, but there you are.
The color of the beer itself, and its head, is much as I would expect a pale ale to be.
There is an aroma of hops, and the minerals in the water contribute as well.
It tastes like a UK beer- full of gypsum notes, fighting with the hoppiness. Very clean and with a slightly bitter aftertaste, though. Nice!
It is properly carbonated and feels good in the mouth.
Overall, the sum of the parts add up to a very good score.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 19:14:41 | More by MAB
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Light amber color, clean. One finger of foam, decent.
Very irish smell, good maltiness and biscuit, balanced by the hop, earthly and slightly citric.
Same for the taste, biscuit malt, grainy. Then hop. Well balanced.
Light body, good drinkability, and good aftertaste with tea and citric notes.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2013 12:34:08 | More by stcules
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On Tap at Peters Pub in Dublin.
I asked the bartender if he had anything new or unique and he told me I could have a Galway Hooker. I thought he was joking.
The other bartender stated that this beer tasted like SNPA, to which the first bar keep stated no it doesn't as it isn't crap.
This isn't crap, it isn't as good as SNPA, and it is definitely woth seeking out. I had been craving Hops for 7 days and finally found some. The hop bitterness is very American but isn't nearly as strong as our Pales. Mouthfeel is a little watery but overall this is a good beer and was welcome in a period where all I wanted was some hops.
Serving type: on-tap
07-03-2012 10:32:51 | More by hoserking
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale from Galway Hooker Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.