Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale | Galway Hooker Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
108 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Galway Hooker Irish Pale AleGalway Hooker Irish Pale Ale
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:
108
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of jshusc
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxOhle
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BillBabbitt
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Popadeaux
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap in a couple Pubs in Dublin. Just enough hops to make it drinkable as a go to beer. If available in my area, I would consume on a regular basis.

 156 characters

Photo of kgmm77
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jayball10
4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Love the stuff! Becoming very popular in Dublin and rightly so.

63 characters

Photo of mickwin
3.22/5  rDev -15.7%
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

 224 characters

Photo of DrChadly
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beermonter
3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of marcindpol
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Cliffy
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Honeybourne
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of jebrew
3.82/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Darthkav
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BreweryRun
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of lucat
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of flyingpig
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

 894 characters

Photo of mdfb79
2.77/5  rDev -27.5%
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.

 694 characters

Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale from Galway Hooker Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.