Gamma Ray APA - Beavertown Brewery
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United Kingdom (England)
3.55/5 rDev -5.3%
A 330ml bottle with no visible BB date (unprinted). Picked up a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Cool label; described as an American pale ale.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright, hazy golden hue with plenty of floating sediment and low carbonation. Yields a decent head of frothy white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of juicy hops with hints of mandarine, lime, citrus, white grape, melon, guava, grass/hay, light caramel malt and earthy yeast. Fruity and delicious.
Tastes of fruity aromatic hops and yeast with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, peel, citrus, white grape, guava, grass/hay, earthy yeast, subtle grainy malt, stewed hops and a twinge of funk. Well-attenuated, followed by a hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and lightly tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. Hop oils tease the palate, though the CO2 could be livelier. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity aromatic hops, spicy bitterness and earthy yeast.
Pretty good - a nice little APA. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are dominated by bright, fruity hops and dry yeast notes. Body is OK; shame about the carbonation. Some extra spritz would be good. Goes down easily - worth sampling if you come across it.
05-31-2014 23:44:13 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.13/5 rDev -16.5%
330ml bottle. Nonic glass. Bright gold, clear appearance. White & close crown. Intense citra aroma as well as hay, grass, pale malts & bread hues. Sweet malty upfront yields to increasing citric & floral biterness. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture & pine neddles on to the palate. Citric astringency & bitter finish. Slight resinous aftertaste.
03-09-2014 11:10:11 | More by GONZALOYANNA
United Kingdom (England)
4.5/5 rDev +20%
Cloudy orange colour. Good head and lacing. This smells very hoppy with orangey citrus notes. This beer has a nice malt backbone and a very bitter finish. It could easily be considered an American syle IPA in my opinion. It is, perhaps, more bitter than Punk IPA for instance. Absolutely delicious. very well hopped with an excellent level of malt. Abv is very low for a beer of such high taste levels. A great English take on an American Pale Ale and definitely overlapping with some self described IPAs. Comparable in excellence to Kernel Brewery Pale Ales. My favourite so far from this brewery.
My mark out of one hundred would be 90.
06-11-2014 22:18:25 | More by LagerCognoscenti
4/5 rDev +6.7%
On tap at the Brewing + Distilling Convention, Dublin.
Creamy solid off white head that laces over red-kissed gold.
Orange creamsickle nose with a bit of resin.
Cookie dough and loads of round sweet (Amarillo?) orange hops.
Oddly musty end and mildy bitter peel linger.
Soft, slight chew, light to medium.
Magnum, Columbus, Bravo, Amarillo.
Creamy, easy orange loveliness. Good hop presence for the strength. The fusty tang is the only thing keeping it from perfect (perhaps from Bravo?) Seriously, though, tastes mostly like a Creamsicle.
07-22-2013 13:23:41 | More by StJamesGate
3.8/5 rDev +1.3%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Expires August 2014.
Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, peach, and apricot aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and peach flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice fruit forward hop characteristics.
05-16-2014 03:11:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.83/5 rDev +2.1%
Bottle from Uto Beer at Borough Market, London (330ml, £3.50):
Hazy golden amber with a thin, half centimetre, bubbly white head that holds for a few minutes.
Hoppy citrus aroma and some good bitter notes along with a floral base and some fresh tropical fruits, mainly apricot and mango with some lighter grapefruit.
I thought the bitterness was going to overpower everything initially but in actual fact this faded away as the beer was swallowed. All the usual suspects from the aroma were present, notably the pine hops, a mix of tropical fruits and some lighter floral notes.
Medium & smooth with minor citrus tang, a lot of bitterness yet still not as much as the nose suggested and a dry, fruity finish with a good balance.
Has the usual bitterness and tropical fruits I am accustomed too but with less grapefruit that usual. The bitterness, didn't carry through to the taste as well as I'd have liked but this one is still a nice beer and made for easy drinking.
04-20-2013 20:28:23 | More by flyingpig
United Kingdom (Wales)
4.05/5 rDev +8%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass.
Pours a hazy dark golden colour with a decent white head. Nice lacing.
Smells hop forward: a sinus clearing piney freshness.
Taste reflecting the smell, hops: pine, citrusy fruits; with a decent level of light, sweet malts balancing it out.
Overall a pretty decent beer.
01-24-2013 16:27:57 | More by CwrwAmByth
Gamma Ray APA from Beavertown Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.