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Gamma Ray APA | Beavertown Brewery

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3.93
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Gamma Ray APAGamma Ray APA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CwrwAmByth on 01-24-2013

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 123
Reviews by flyingpig:
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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BRB1978
4.66/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pedro_Almeida03
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can. Cloudy gold in colour, smells of citrus and floral hops with a hint of malt. Earthy and fresh hops dominate the flavour palate on this APA. Hoppy with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rusty-London
4.44/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this at Craft 260 in Fairfield on Friday 8/28, poured into a pint. They tapped it about a minute before I ordered it, so I guess it was fresh. Decent aroma to this, fairly hoppy. Was not expected this due to it coming from the UK. Flavor wise it has a kick of sweet malts but very, very hoppy. A touch of pine and citrus, but overall quite juicy. Light in the body and easy to drink, glad I went out on a limb and tried it.

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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.96/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a can. Much different labelling than the graphic here. Good frothy head. Aroma very hoppy. Taste excellent. Now available in off licences in Midlands Ireland. Would I buy again, yes definitely

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianthebadger
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows floral, spicy and citrus-like hops by the truckload with soft clean malt underneath.
Flavours are just as hoppy. More citrus, spicy notes and some pine. More clean malt underneath in a supporting role.

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Photo of Pelicanrocks
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of MarkJBurch
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Gamma Ray APA from Beavertown Brewery
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