Of Foam And Fury - Galway Bay Brewery
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3.7/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
06-23-2014 02:17:37 | More by metter98
3.93/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
11-18-2013 12:15:07 | More by StJamesGate
Of Foam And Fury from Galway Bay Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.