Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale - Galway Hooker Brewery
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Reviews by richmof:
3.68/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Bull and Castle - a beer I have been wanting to try for some time.
Deeper amber colour; decent head with good retention.
Hops and caramely malt on the nose. There is a decent balance to this beer, with earthy hoppiness evened out by caramely, biscuity malt. The finish lets the beer down though - it simply disappears into nothing. Not a bad stab at an American pale ale though (I am guessing the brewers were influenced by Sierra Nevada).
Was happy to try this beer but would not be drinking it on a regular basis, I think, unless I lived somewhere with no choice...like Galway.
Serving type: on-tap
05-11-2010 16:30:18 | More by richmof
More User Reviews:
3.55/5 rDev -8.5%
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
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
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
Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale from Galway Hooker Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.