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Gamma Ray APA - Beavertown Brewery

Gamma Ray APAGamma Ray APA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

19 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 6.88%


Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 01-24-2013)
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Reviews by flyingpig:
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 20:28:23 | More by flyingpig
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-18-2014 05:53:09 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-18-2014 03:53:19 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-18-2014 03:05:22 | More by largadeer
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dansmcd

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-08-2014 10:04:01 | More by dansmcd
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 11:10:11 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-02-2014 00:45:51 | More by EmperorBevis
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Coming in a 330ml brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; BB 06/14, served lightly-chilled.

A: murky dark amber colour, coming with low level of carbonation & a thin fluffy head.
S: aromatic Cascade-like hops abound, with citrus & flowery scent as well as ripe guava & “stinky” yeasts &/or pale malts.
T: leather-ish stinky esters come in abundance, on top of pale malts & a rather restrained fruity hop backbone. Not quite bitter in the end, but a touch of acidity is not to be missed.
M&O: softly carbonated, med-bodied, not very hoppy and a somewhat yeasty take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 12:02:44 | More by wl0307
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JSOBB

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

02-22-2014 22:38:59 | More by JSOBB
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-25-2013 22:36:52 | More by vinicole
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-24-2013 09:31:07 | More by Kirk
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-31-2013 14:21:04 | More by pixieskid
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-10-2013 18:29:30 | More by MarkJBurch
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brbrocc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-07-2013 20:16:46 | More by brbrocc
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StJamesGate

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 13:23:41 | More by StJamesGate
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-28-2013 15:45:37 | More by Pelicanrocks
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-26-2013 14:37:29 | More by mdagnew
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Gravity halfpint at the London Drinker festival.

A: Clear amber body, one-finger white head. Good retention, light lace. Ok.

S: Purely hoppy, with a good mix of herbal, vegetal notes and brighter, fruitier citrus aromas. Excellent.

T: Follows the nose at first, but with the emphasis squarely on the earthy, vegetal hop notes. A bit spicy on the long, bitter finish. What fruit their is shows up as it warms, and is overripe and heavy. It's all right, but definitely overly heavy in the end.

M: Smooth, soft, creamy medium body. Decadent.

O: I had high hopes for this one, and at first it appeared to be satisfying them, but the more I drank it the less I enjoyed it. Still a good beer, just not a great one.

Cheers!

Serving type: cask

03-17-2013 14:31:35 | More by woosterbill
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 16:27:57 | More by CwrwAmByth
Gamma Ray APA from Beavertown Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.