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Of Foam And Fury - Galway Bay Brewery

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Of Foam And Fury
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Galway Bay Brewery visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 11-18-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Bryan_Dobbin, Oct 30, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

Alesafe, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of _bear_
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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.

_bear_, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Norseman, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

CraigLarner, Sep 20, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%

funkel81, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

paddyjoeb, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

codysjb, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

lucat, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

MojoIRL, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Nunya, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

StevieDarrier, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Alex_Vanacker, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

metter98, Jun 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

godzillalad, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Richie71, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

nicepints, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

dryndantheman, Apr 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Caudalie, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

innominat, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

cazo, Mar 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

fionn13, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

msanborn, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Black Sheep, Dublin.

Bright amber - a bit pale - with pitted sandstone froth that trails.
Straight herbal, sticky hopsack nose - mad fresh.
Toffee and apricot jam, a bit of toasty bread crust, then orange, papaya and resin hops.
Orange rind finish and pithy, drying linger.
Medium, salty, some chew, slight burn.

Galena, Chinook, Pacific Jade, and Simcoe.

Doesn't live up to that amazing nose, even with dry hopping and all of 2 days age on it. Also can't find the alleged 132 IBUs - there's more mineral than chalk in here. This would be nothing more than solid in California.
At the same time, the 8.5% is buried, it's balanced enough to be drinkable, and nobody's saying there's not a lot of hops in here (though I wouldn't have guessed any NZ.)

The best Irish DIPA, which, yes, is praise with faint damning.

StJamesGate, Nov 18, 2013
Of Foam And Fury from Galway Bay Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.