Galaxy Single Hop IPA - Bridge Road Brewers
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4.15/5 rDev +9.5%
A nice Golden brown/orange colour. 2 fingers of head in a snifter.
Huge nose. A whole bunch of passionfruit and underneath some sweetish notes, maybe from crystal malt.
Follows up the nose very well. A little one dimensional, but that's not really a flaw in a single hop ipa - it shows off galaxy very well and what a hop it is. Mmmm. Not hugely bitter - but bitter enough to be called an IPA, unlike some examples I have had recently.
Feels great in the mouth, smooth but still with plenty of carbonation - ideal for an IPA on tap.
Edit: in the bottle it was nowhere near as good. The wild fruitiness of galaxy stood alone unsupported by adequate bitterness or malt backbone. I will leave the review for the tap version though, as I really liked it. To be honest, I doubt there was a heap of difference, drinking a beer at a great bar with great friends certainly enhances the experience!
12-28-2009 01:17:18 | More by jbowers56
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
Slightly Cloudy, orange/gold with 2 fingers of sticky white head.
Passionfruit, like passionfruit merange dominate the aroma. Smells like a bag of fresh galaxy hops.
Some sweet bready malts upfront, then a big resinous hop finish with reasonable bitterness.
Pretty good body, with ample carbonation.
All in a great, and very interesting IPA, could've bee a touch more bitter, but now im just being difficult
12-27-2009 11:03:57 | More by smithflipper
Galaxy Single Hop IPA from Bridge Road Brewers
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.