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Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale - Galway Hooker Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.84%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Galway Hooker Brewery visit their website
Ireland

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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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.

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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.

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Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale from Galway Hooker Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.