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Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale - Galway Hooker Brewery

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28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 85
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Galway Hooker Brewery visit their website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 11-20-2007

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Photo of sleazo
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes. I had this beer both at the Porterhouse in Dublin and in a Galway bar. Named for a particular type of boat from Western Ireland.

Pours a bit light for a pale ale, straw gold with hints of amber. The smell is fairly hoppy and very refreshing. Tastewise, the strong hoppy notes come through in both the start and the finish, both grapefruit-esque citric and floral. The middle even things out with a mostly dry and slightly sweet malty biscuit. Medium bodied with a slightly aggresive carbonation.

A really good pale ale all the way and a good change of pace while in Ireland. Similar to a very fresh tasting Sierra Nevada PA with more of a citric hop presence. (673 characters)

Photo of drperm
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had it at the Bull & Castle Gastro Pub, Dublin.
This pale ale with nice malty tones really does have something to contribute to the pale ale constellation. It’s a brand new brewery, only around since the summer of 2006. I expect great things from them.
Pairs excellently with B&C's boxty, potato wedges with roasted garlic cream cheese, and corn & chicken chowder, also with the spicy chicken sandwich. (404 characters)

Photo of JohnfromDublin
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted on tap at The Bull & Castle pub, Dublin, Ireland. Appearence is a clear copper coloured body with a decent white head. Head subsides somewhat, but leaves a thin head and moderate lacing. The smell is a very nice floral bouquet with hops and very subdued malt. Taste is very good; a refreshing bitterness with a nice dry finish. Very drinkable.

This beer appeared in 2006 and is only (as yet) available on tap in Galway city and several other locations around the country (check the Hooker website). Now a firm favourite in the B & C (also available at the Porterhouse on trial).

Incidentally, a Galway Hooker is a type of sailing boat that once traded off the west coast of Ireland. (695 characters)

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Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale from Galway Hooker Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.