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Gamma Ray APA - Beavertown Brewery

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Gamma Ray APAGamma Ray APA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 113
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 20.41%
Wants: 7
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 01-24-2013

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Reviews: 23 | Hads: 113
Reviews by wl0307:
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3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BRB1978
4.66/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pedro_Almeida03
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
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 +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
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 +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rusty-London
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BranfordBound
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinabottle
4.96/5  rDev +26.5%
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 +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Highbury09
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
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 +2%

Photo of MarkJBurch
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Gamma Ray APA from Beavertown Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.