Of Foam And Fury | Galway Bay Brewery

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Brewed by:
Galway Bay Brewery
Ireland
galwaybaybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This double IPA is hazy orange, dense bubbly white head, good lacing. Aroma - big tropical fruits, sweet fruity malts, grapefruit pith, lots of pithy resinous fruits, super aroma. Taste as the aroma, great background of sweet fruits, mango, tropical nots, juicy citrus, resinous hops, good bitter sweet balance, complex flavour, so drinkable for the abv, cracking stuff.

Added by StJamesGate on 11-18-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
57
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 57
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange/catamel colour. Very hoppy nose, sweet malts, robust aromas, and definitely smells like a big beer. Tastes sweet, caramel malts, quite hoppy, but well balanced with the malts. Citrus nitesnotes, orange, passionfruit, heavier-bodied.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Against The Grain, Dublin, Ireland

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that has good retention properties and left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of pine resin hops along with underlying notes of caramel malts. The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. Slight bits of alcohol become noticeable as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and somewhat crisp and sticky with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For an IPA, this beer isn't that bad and offers quite a dose of malts and hops compared to other beers from Ireland. However, it lacks the complexity in aromas and flavors offered by American IPAs.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of mdagnew
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

500ml bottle bought from Drinkstore.ie, Dublin

Poured a deep coppery orange colour with a slight haze. Slightly off white head poured quite big and foamy then faded fairly quickly to wispy covering with thick edging... no carbonation at all... light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Lots of (over) ripe tropical fruits (blood orange, mangoes, grapefruits), strong piney resin, citrus and grassy hops, clove hints, some rubberiness, floral honey, very perfumed, oaky traces, faint chalky notes, light almond nuttiness...

Taste - Lots of strong piney and citrusy hop bitterness to the fore with some medicinal notes, quite herbal - hints of basil and rosemary, clove, very floral and perfumed, caramel malts come through after the hops, some brown sugar, spicy and juicy fruits (grapefruits, orange peel, pears), some chalkiness, alcohol just coming through...

M&D - Fairly smooth with a little oiliness in the background then some sharpness comes through... medium bodied... probably couldn't drink too many of these in one sitting...

Overall - An excellent and very well balanced DIPA - one of the best Irish beers i've had... recommended...

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Of Foam And Fury from Galway Bay Brewery
4.11 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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