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Of Foam And Fury - Galway Bay Brewery

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StJamesGate on 11-18-2013

This double IPA is hazy orange, dense bubbly white head, good lacing. Aroma - big tropical fruits, sweet fruity malts, grapefruit pith, lots of pithy resinous fruits, super aroma. Taste as the aroma, great background of sweet fruits, mango, tropical nots, juicy citrus, resinous hops, good bitter sweet balance, complex flavour, so drinkable for the abv, cracking stuff.
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 5
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Big white head, amber-red color.

Quite fruity aromas, lime is very present, grapefruit, kiwi, honey.

Malty, bready beginning, with hints of syrup. Limey, dry hops going well along with the honey sweet malt. Hops then take over the action, resulting in a long hoppy aftertaste, very intense. Bready malt backbone is throughout recognizable, supporting the hops. Pine, honey, raisins, grassy, citraic hops - those are the main stages of the beer on the palate. Intense, lime defined aftertaste, overpowering the sweeter getting malts - powerful beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

500ml bottle bought from Drinkstore.ie, Dublin

Poured a deep coppery orange colour with a slight haze. Slightly off white head poured quite big and foamy then faded fairly quickly to wispy covering with thick edging... no carbonation at all... light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Lots of (over) ripe tropical fruits (blood orange, mangoes, grapefruits), strong piney resin, citrus and grassy hops, clove hints, some rubberiness, floral honey, very perfumed, oaky traces, faint chalky notes, light almond nuttiness...

Taste - Lots of strong piney and citrusy hop bitterness to the fore with some medicinal notes, quite herbal - hints of basil and rosemary, clove, very floral and perfumed, caramel malts come through after the hops, some brown sugar, spicy and juicy fruits (grapefruits, orange peel, pears), some chalkiness, alcohol just coming through...

M&D - Fairly smooth with a little oiliness in the background then some sharpness comes through... medium bodied... probably couldn't drink too many of these in one sitting...

Overall - An excellent and very well balanced DIPA - one of the best Irish beers i've had... recommended...

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Draft, Salthouse, Galway.

Served in 400ml glass.

Rich, dark amber, slightly hazy with a generous off-white head and good lacing.

Aromas of tangerine, mango, burnt orange and possibly a hint of spice/clove...very appealing.

Flavour runs as above with some brown sugar, caramel and a hoppy backbone with the Simcoe dominating (in this batch-less so when bottled on previous tasting).

This beer is awesome, possibly not to my taste as much as the Blacks/Beoir DIPA but an absolute standard bearer for Irish IPAs which could stand up to all but the very best the US has to offer...

Highly recommended.

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On-tap at Against The Grain, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that has good retention properties and left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of pine resin hops along with underlying notes of caramel malts. The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. Slight bits of alcohol become noticeable as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and somewhat crisp and sticky with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For an IPA, this beer isn't that bad and offers quite a dose of malts and hops compared to other beers from Ireland. However, it lacks the complexity in aromas and flavors offered by American IPAs.

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Of Foam And Fury from Galway Bay Brewery
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