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Gamma Ray APA - Beavertown Brewery

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Gamma Ray APAGamma Ray APA

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very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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 wl0307:
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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

wl0307, Feb 25, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of stephenlee
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

stephenlee, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Jun 01, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +15.6%

Rusty-London, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

brianthebadger, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

GRG1313, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

BuddhaBrowett, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Pelicanrocks, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

MarkJBurch, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

largadeer, Apr 18, 2014
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

GONZALOYANNA, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

vinicole, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Anatole, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Mr_Leeward, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

EmperorBevis, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

FrizzBizzle, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mdagnew, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

drewone, May 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Sspeer1, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

LagerCognoscenti, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Florya, Jul 25, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

Sam-VW, Aug 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Bellonc, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

StJamesGate, Jul 22, 2013
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Gamma Ray APA from Beavertown Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.