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Full Sail - Galway Bay Brewery

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Full Sail
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BA SCORE
87
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Galway Bay Brewery visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The simple malt bill gives an ABV of 5.8% which carries the flavour and really allows the hops to shine through. The hops used are of American origin, Colombus, El Dorado and Cascade (45 IBU). With multiple generous additions in the kettle and further dry hopped before it reaches you as fresh as it can be!

(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 11-08-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

beerinabottle, Jul 26, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Against The Grain, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head.
S: Light aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some flavors of citrusy hops and a light to moderate amount of associated bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes more like an English IPA but is very flavorful for the style—having a good amount of citrusy flavors—compared to other Irish IPAs.

metter98, Jun 23, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft in any of the Galway Bay Brewery Bars (although I certainly find Salthouse in Galway the best), this is an absolutely stunning IPA. Not comparable to the bottle format. It really is just something very special on draft. I have sampled every tap IPA on offer in Brew Dog bars for example and this comes out ahead.

nicepints, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

dryndantheman, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Kcman91, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Richie71, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jbaker67, Dec 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

innominat, Nov 17, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Webby eggshell head over pale amber body with plenty of fizz.
Big resin and herbal hop nose with orange segments, too.
Some apricot and caramel but bitter citrus rind cuts in right away with some pear and grass.
Watermelon and orange blossom finish and powdery linger.
Lt-med, some chew, round.

Relaunched, now Columbus, El Dorado and Cascade (45 IBU).

With these hops at 45 IBUs, this should be aroma over bitterness, but that's not happening here. I get (or project) some of the fruit candy notes of El Dorado, but it's tough to work around dry hop grassiness and chalky bitterness. Nothing like the freshness of a Lagunitas which, if you're at the low end of IBU and ABV for an American IPA and don't have a supercrisp body (which this doesn't), is really what you should go for.

Modest success, which is another way of saying unfulfilled potential.

StJamesGate, Nov 08, 2013
Full Sail from Galway Bay Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.