Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale | Galway Hooker Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Galway Hooker Brewery
Ireland
galwayhooker.ie

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnfromDublin on 11-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
106
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
For Trade:
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of mdfb79
2.77/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

From 07/27/14 notes...brought back from Dublin for me. Best by 28.03.15, 550ml bottle into a mason jar type glass.

a - Pours a somewhat clear bright orange yellow color with two inches of white head and moderate to high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, bready malts, grains, dough, and some herbal notes. Not bad but pretty bland and not a lot going on here.

t - Tastes of wheat, bready malts, grains, dough, earthy notes, and some sweet corn. Not very good, worse than the nose.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation.

o - Overall not a very good beer...not skunked or anything, but not much going on in the nose or taste. A below average beer, wouldn't seek it out again.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bro2baseball
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wanted to like this beer. I haven't run into many good microbrews during my time in Ireland, and was hoping this would change my luck. But something about the taste did not sit well with me . I can't identify it, but I guess it was almost a metallic taste - something that didn't seem to belong. Not much aroma to it, from what I could tell. Most of the reviews on here are complimentary, but I just did not enjoy this beer.

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3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pint on draft at Foley's in Dublin. Pretty standard Irish APA , in my opinion. Lowest ABV of the Irish APAs I've had and could maybe use more alcohol. Prefer this to Howling Gale, but would rather have a Kinsale Pale Ale.

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3.22/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

very pale, clear with plenty of froth, pineapple and citrus aroma, slightly nutty flavour, with lemon, and a little hops, a little bland for my taste, a pretty average beer, there are a lot of better irish pale ales around

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.37/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint in Cassidy's, Dublin:
Light amber, bright & clear with a 0.5cm foamy white head that leaves minor lacing on the sides.

Sweet & creamy, pale malt & hops with some earthy bitterness come through, citrus & caramel too. The hops weren't as strong as I'd have liked but it wasn't a weak beer at least.

Sweet with some hops but again they're not the strongest, some grassy flavours & citrus backed them up a little. Nice pale malts and caramel come through with a light bitterness & background fruits at the end.

Smooth with hints of bitterness, medium carbonation & some sweetness. An easy one to drink & the finish was a dry one.

Not bad at all, I was hoping it would have been a more hop-filled affair with some nice American style hops coming through but sadly it wasn't to be but it was still a nice one with the caramel keeping things interesting. It's not a stand out offering though.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84 out of 5 based on 106 ratings.
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