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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
89
very good

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
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Of Foam And Fury from Galway Bay Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.